New principals named for Burgaw schools

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Pender County Schools has announced that Stephen Buchanan has been named principal at Burgaw Elementary while Jeffrey Swanson will be the principal at Burgaw Middle.

Buchanan, who currently is the student services coordinator for Pender County Schools, also has been a teacher, assistant principal and principal during his career.

"I'm looking forward to building upon relationships with the community and working with staff and students to help Burgaw Elementary reach its fullest potential," Buchanan said.

Swanson, who currently is an assistant principal at Heide Trask High School, also has served as a coach, teacher and athletic director during his career in education.

"I'm excited to bring my high school experience to the middle school level," Swanson said. "Serving as a high school administrator for the past several years has provided me with the opportunity to understand and recognize the skills students need to learn in middle school in order to ensure success at the high school level."

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