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Alumna Named Assistant Principal of the Year

Andrea Petifer

The commitment of Andrea Petifer, ’05, ’14, to educate the next generation of leaders has resulted in her being named Durham Public Schools’ 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year. Petifer currently serves as assistant principal at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham, N.C.

Prior to joining Pearsontown Elementary School, Petifer worked for seven years at Southwest Elementary as a teacher and academically and intellectually gifted facilitator. She has also served on the Instructional Planning Team for Hillside High School’s Freshman Academy.

During her time at NCCU, she was a member of NCCU School of Education’s Rod Edmonds Teaching Scholars, which supports students seeking to teach in high-needs areas after graduation.

Petifer’s commitment to service goes beyond school hours: she has also served as president of the Durham Association of Educators.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and an master’s degree in school administration from North Carolina Central University. She also holds a Master of Education specializing in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from Meredith College.

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