The Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Valerie H. Bridges

Dr. Valerie H. Bridges served as associate superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools for more than four years.  After a unanimous vote of the Board on June 15, 2017, Dr. Bridges was sworn into office as the new superintendent on June 29, 2017, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Bridges became the first woman to serve as Superintendent for Edgecombe County Public Schools.


Dr. Bridges earned a B.S. degree in Accountancy from UNC Wilmington, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Meredith College, teacher certification from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, a Master’s degree in School Administration and a doctorate degree in Educational Research and Leadership from NC State University in Raleigh, NC.  As a school leader she has implemented multiple programs to improve academic achievement and student support. The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce nominated Dr. Bridges as the 2021 Distinguished Citizen of the Year on February, 2021; the NCRESA nominated Dr. Bridges as the 2021 CCRESA Superintendent of the Year on May, 2021; and the NCSSA selected Dr. Bridges as the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award on July, 2021.