Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Tara Patterson
At Clyde Erwin, we believe in providing a world-class education for all students, so we offer a variety of experiences to meet all learning needs. Throughout the year, your children will have opportunities to participate in rigorous activities. Additionally, students are encouraged to become involved in clubs and extracurricular activities of interest.
Education and Experience
2017: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from University of North Carolina at Wilmington
2008: Master's of School Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from East Carolina University
2004: AIG Certification from East Carolina University
2000: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and English from Elon University
2017-Present: Principal of Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School
2014-2017: Principal of Maysville Elementary School
2012-2014: Professional Development Consultant, Educator Effectiveness Division, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
2008-2012: Assistant Principal of White Oak Elementary School
2007-2008: Assistant Principal of Beaufort Middle School and Smyrna Elementary School (PK-8)
2001-2007: Teacher at Newport Elementary School (Grades 3-4) - served as a mentor, leadership team representative, and provided numerous professional development sessions
2000-2001: Teacher at South Graham Elementary School in Graham, North Carolina
July, 2004: Awarded the Keizai Koho Teaching Fellowship to Japan (10 teachers from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain visited Japan for 14 days to learn about their culture and education system). This opportunity had a great influence on me as an educator and propelled my interest in global education.