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RCS Names 2019 RCS Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year


October 1, 2018

Stephanie Wray, principal of Western Rockingham Middle School (WRMS), has been selected as the 2019 Wells-Fargo Principal of the Year for Rockingham County Schools (RCS) in a program co-sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Wells-Fargo Bank. Mrs. Wray now moves on to compete with other local award recipients from the Piedmont-Triad Region of the State. 

Wray has served as principal of Western Rockingham Middle School since January 2016 and has 18 years of experience in education, also serving as an assistant principal, instructional coach and elementary teacher.

Wray earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Elon University and licensure in School Administration from Appalachian State University.  

Regional Principal of the Year award recipients will be selected by February 2019 and the 2019 State Wells Fargo Principal of the Year will be announced in the spring of 2019 at a state event in Raleigh.

Melissa Hamilton, a Morehead High School (MHS) assistant principal, was chosen as the 2019 RCS Assistant Principal of the Year. Hamilton has been an assistant principal at MHS since 2016 and was assistant principal at Huntsville Elementary from 2015 - 2016. Hamilton has 18 years in education and also served as a special education teacher.

Hamilton received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, M.ED in Special Education and Post Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

Congratulations Mrs. Wray and Mrs. Hamilton! 


Mrs. Stephanie Wray

Mrs. Stephanie Wray 


Mrs. Melissa Hamilton

Mrs. Melissa Hamilton