“Dr. Lampron has served in various roles in Edgecombe County Public Schools ranging from teacher, administrative intern, assistant principal, and principal. She is an excellent educator who works diligently with her staff to have positive outcomes on student learning. She strives for excellence in all that she does,” said Dr. Valerie Bridges, ECPS superintendent.
Principals are judged on many criteria. Each is expected to merit the respect and admiration of students, teachers, and other professional coworkers, parents, and members of his or her community. Involvement in the community, as well as in school activities, also is considered. Candidates are expected to provide opportunities for academic achievement to a diverse student population.
Lampron was chosen by a community panel of stakeholders and will now represent Edgecombe County Public Schools in regional competition with hopes of becoming the Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.
Since 1984, Wells Fargo Bank has financially supported this program in collaboration with the Department of Public Instruction to recognize outstanding principals from the North Carolina Public Schools.
“I am thankful that this recognition allows our community to celebrate the work of our SouthWest staff members. In my mind, the Principal of the Year recognition is synonymous with the ‘School Staff of the Year’ award. Through COVID, all staff members embraced redefining their roles and making drastic changes to their teaching style and workday in order to respond to COVID-related needs. Despite all these changes, our staff continued to embrace change by spending the year engaging in a year-long design process to conduct interviews with students and redefine what is possible for students to experience at SouthWest,” said Lampron.
“I continue to be appreciative of the creative leadership energized by Superintendent Dr. Valerie Bridges; she leads our ECPS team of school leaders with a clear vision to put children first and invest in each student individually. Staff members across ECPS are finding ways to empower students to forge their own future. I am proud to be a small part of the process we are embarking upon here at SouthWest Edgecombe High School,” added Lampron.