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Carver High School Principal Ronald Travis to be Principal of Main Street Academy



By Staff

According to a press release from the W-S/Forsyth county School System, Ronald L. Travis, the principal of Carver High School, will start a new phase in his career this summer as he becomes the principal of Main Street Academy. Main Street is an alternative school that serves students in grades 6-12 who have violated the student code of conduct. Travis said that he was looking forward to working with Main Street students.

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“I’ll be able to impact kids from all over the county,” he said. He said he overcame difficult experiences growing up – including having an absent father and a teen-age mother – that would help him in his work at Main Street. “I come from similar situations as many of these children,” Travis said. “I believe I can give them some insight into navigating this world.”

Travis will finish the school year at Carver and move to Main Street on July 1.

“He has a heartfelt desire to work with children who need extra guidance,” Superintendent Beverly Emory said. “I believe he will be able to grow the program and help these students graduate and be successful.” Travis has been the principal of Carver for two years, and he was an assistant principal at the school from 2009 to 2012 and 2002 to 2005. During his second stint at Carver, Travis also led Jacket Academy, a small school-within-a-school at Carver. In between his stints at Carver, he was a principal and assistant principal in Greenville for Pitt County Schools.

Prior to working in Pitt County, Travis served as a principal, assistant principal, director of an alternative program and a middle school teacher in Virginia. Travis earned a bachelor’s degree from N.C. Central University and a master’s degree in education administration from Virginia State University. Travis is replacing Spencer Hardy, who became principal at Parkland High School earlier this month. Retired principal Harold Smith is serving as the interim principal until Travis starts in July.

Superintendent Beverly Emory plans to have a new principal in place at Carver this summer.

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