"Greensboro, N.C. – Andrews High School and Murphey Traditional Academy will have new principals as of July 1.
David Miller will take the top spot at Andrews. He is currently the principal at the Academy at Smith which, under his leadership, has attained Honor School of Excellence status, was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and exceeded expected growth in 2014. Every year since he started in 2010-11, Miller’s school achieved a graduate rate above 95 percent and a 100 percent graduation rate in 2014 and 2015. In addition, he successfully increased the number of Advanced Placement course offerings and options for students.
He says he plans to host a series of meetings in the community and at the school to meet with Andrews’ students, parents and community stakeholders.
“My goals will be to focus on academic achievement and to build on the great legacy of T. Wingate Andrews,” says Miller. “I am honored to receive this appointment and I am committed to work hard on behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Andrews.”
Miller has served GCS since 1997 in various capacities including assistant principal and administrator for biology and CTE classes at Southeast High, assistant principal at Smith High and business teacher at Dudley High. He has worked in education since 1993.
“Mr. Miller is an outstanding leader who is focused on doing what is best for his students,” says Sandra Culmer, Western Region superintendent. “He has a strong vision for Andrews High and the drive and skills to see that vision come to life.”
Miller will replace current principal Rodney Wilds, who was recently named the new principal of Dudley High.
Cynthia White-Brown will transfer from Jones Elementary to Murphey Traditional Academy in July. During her time as principal at Jones, overall End-of-Grade reading proficiency has increased more than 13 percentage points, discipline referrals are down and she has been successful at increasing university and community partnerships.
"Mrs. Cynthia Brown will bring 25 years of strong instructional leadership and community engagement to build on the current successes at Murphy Traditional Academy," says Dr. Tony Watlington, Central Region superintendent.
Before she was principal of Jones Elementary, White-Brown served as an assistant principal and administrative intern at the school. She also served as a K-8 English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist for GCS where she provided coaching support to Oak Hill and Union Hill Elementary schools and helped each school increase its EOG proficiency."
- A Press Release