SEVEN SPRINGS — During its monthly meeting this week, the Wayne County Board of Education approved the following principal hire:Northampton County Schools principal, Jagtar Singh, was named the principal of Spring Creek High School.
Singh is replacing Wendy Waters, who resigned on Oct. 2, after a social media post she made in late August about a shooting on Aug. 28 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in late August drew criticism.“Mr. Singh brings with him a vast amount of teaching and administrative experience that will benefit the students and staff at Spring Creek High,” said Dr. Marc Whichard, WCPS superintendent. “His experience with turning around low-performing schools as a principal will also be a benefit in his efforts to continue building upon the great work and academic success occurring at the school.” Mr. Singh began his education career as a science teacher in India in 1996. In 2004, he transitioned to North Carolina public education as a science teacher with Wilson County Schools (WCS). While with WCS, he served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He joined Northampton County Schools in 2021 as a Central Services director. He was asked to serve as the principal of Gaston STEM Leadership Academy in 2022 to help turn the school around. Mr. Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, a master’s degree in zoology, a master’s degree in English literature, and a master’s degree in school administration. Dr. Whichard met with and informed the Spring Creek High staff about the hire on Tuesday, November 7. The official start date for Mr. Singh has not yet been determined.