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DIANE CHILDRESS

PRINCIPAL

My family and I live in Nags Head, where we've been for twenty-one years.  Originally from Evanston, Illinois, I attended college at The College of Wooster in Ohio, graduating with a degree in Psychology and Education.  I am a lifelong learner and enjoy being a student. I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 1997, my National Boards in 2000 (renewed in 2010) and my Masters of School Administration in 2013.  

I have twenty-four years of classroom teaching experience, but spent the last couple of years at FFHS and MMS as administrative intern and assistant principal where I had the opportunity to learn from the best, be an active participant in PLCs, and work first hand with students and teachers. My philosophy  is pretty simple:  

I believe in doing what's best for our students,  learning from mistakes and leading by example.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURTIS PRICE

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

 

As I enter my 3rd year as your Assistant Principal, I am so encouraged about our possibilities together for the 2020-21 school year. Here at First Flight Middle, we are a family and we can overcome any challenge that is presented to us. With that said, I look forward to working alongside you all so that all of our students continue to grow as both an individual and a lifelong learner.

On a personal note, I am a husband, a father of two children, and live in a cozy beach box in Nags Head. Outside of work and family, I am an avid surfer and swimmer and love taking my family to the beach year-round. I believe Middle School is the land of opportunity. In Dare County, my career started as a 7th grade Middle School Science teacher and now through educational opportunities, I have been able to teach and serve students from K-12, and love to call my self at home in Middle School. I am truly thankful to serve alongside you all as one of your school leaders so please reach out to me with any concerns or suggestions. My door is always open.  

 

 

DREW HUDSPETH

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Ms. Hudspeth comes to us from Manteo High where she not only served as assistant principal, but is also a 2003 graduate! She later earned her BA in Mathematics with a concentration in secondary education from UNCW in 2007. She returned to UNCW and received her Masters in School Administration in 2015.  Hudspeth’s career began as a high school math teacher with New Hanover County Schools.  While teaching, she coached JV and Varsity Cheerleading and her team took home a State Championship in 2009. Hudspeth completed her administrative internship while leading the Math Department at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, NC.  She has also been doing school accreditations as an external review team member with AdvancED since 2014.  Prior to her appointment at Manteo High School, Hudspeth was serving as Assistant Principal at South Brunswick Middle School in Southport, NC.