Carrie Tulbert is currently in her 11th year as a middle school principal. She has led schools that truly run the gamut of student populations and sizes. She is approaching her 20th year in education. She's proud to be a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. Carrie is a graduate of Meredith College with her BA in English; Gardner Webb University with her Masters in School Administration; and Wingate University with her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Her greatest honor is being a mother of 2 sons, her most important "students," Liam (14) and Luke (7). She passionately believes in public school and its power to transform students' lives. She also truly believes that being a principal is the BEST job in education! She is the 2014 North Carolina Principal of the Year, and she has served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association for 5 years. She is an active facilitator for various NCPAPA courses and has been a guest on various podcasts in educational leadership.
Lisa Brooks began her career in education in 2000 in Iredell-Statesville Schools. She has worked at all three levels of schools: elementary, middle, and high school as either a teacher, instructional coach, or administrator. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh (Johnstown Campus) and her Master of Arts in Education with a focus on Curriculum Specialist from Appalachian State University as well as her Administration Licensure. She is married to her husband Jody and together they have twins, Madison and Logan. Mrs. Brooks and her husband moved to NC from Pennsylvania in 2000 and have loved every moment here!