Assistant Principal Steps Down Following Principal's Resignation

Less than two weeks after the principal of a Beaufort County school resigned, an assistant principal at the school has also stepped down.

The assistant principal at Northside High School, Mary Beth Jackson, has resigned. The reason Jackson's leaving was not announced. Neither was the reason for the resignation of Principal Donna Moore on Oct. 6.

In July Moore admitted that she gave away about 40 to 50 trophies and plaques that had been put in storage last year. After parents and former students showed their disapproval, the school began reclaiming the awards.

Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Don Phipps has issued a statement. It reads:

“In light of the recent resignations at Northside High School, I want to dispel rumors and speculation that the resignations resulted from misconduct related to NHS test scores. The progress that Northside High has made in the areas of student achievement, graduation rate, and dropout rate is the result of the hard work of the staff and students at Northside High School. Any rumor or speculation otherwise unfairly diminishes the hard work of all involved. Northside High School achieved School of Distinction in 2010-2011 based on genuine student performance and those involved deserve to feel proud and honored to have reached this level.”

Moore resigned on October 6th. She had been principal at Northside since January 2009. She had been with Beaufort County Schools since 1994.

Jackson resigned last Wednesday. She became assistant principal at the high school in September 2006 and also started with the school system in 1994.


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  • by Parent Location: washington on Oct 25, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    donna moore ws not a good principal at the elementary school either.
  • by LG Location: Belhaven on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    i think that it's good that this happened. Mrs.Donna Moore Moore Moore was a horrible principal, partying with underage students? I think that's more than unprofessional. What about her son? Oh yeah because she was so irresponsible in getting other people to do his work he got kicked out of school. Way to go mom. You punish students for cheating all the time but yet you allow others to cheat for your child? If he needs that much help he probably shouldn't be in college anyway? How many other grades did you "help" him pass??
  • by anonymous Location: Bath on Oct 22, 2011 at 04:39 AM
    I think we need to let this go. If the establishment wants us to speculate, that is getting us no where. I just don't understand why people cannot be truthful. It is what it is.
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      by For Sure!!! on Oct 22, 2011 at 08:25 PM in reply to anonymous
      Amen. Again if you all want to know just ask the school attorney, I here she is telling all when she should not be. Unproffesional
  • by ME on Oct 21, 2011 at 01:32 PM
    Please leave MR. Swain at Bath my child will be at NHS next year and will be glad to leave him BEHIND!!!!
  • by teacher Location: BCS on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    You all are sad.......and so are your children.....You want US to make a difference? LOL...listen to yourselves....No wonder your children act/disrespect and expect handouts. Get a life and quit commenting on things that you know NOTHING about..
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      by mines on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:05 AM in reply to teacher
      Get back to work!
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        by ANON on Oct 20, 2011 at 03:19 PM in reply to mines
        Teacher like you that be on the internet instead of working go back to work. your gossiping right know and do your job that is not your career. it a job for you go complain about how low your salary is!!
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      by NHS SOPHMORE. on Oct 20, 2011 at 02:47 PM in reply to teacher
      so your thing says teacher. and you just called parents and children sad. what kind of teacher are you exactly? i would love to know. if you ask me i think your a sad teacher just by the way you get up here and comment. And since you KNOW so much how about you inform us. oh yeah that's right cause your to bust hiding behind a computer screen.
  • by NHS Student Location: Pinetown on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:57 PM
    I believe these comments on this website are completely absurd. You all are bringing in discussions about things that do not have anything to do with the resignations. Sure, there is a serious reason of why the resignations occured, but gossiping about it is not helping matters any. You all want to complain about the administration being a bad influence on the students? Listen to yourself typing rediculous comments on witn.com. I am not defending the administration in any way shape or form, but all of these comments you are posting are doing nothing but showing you are hypocrites. You all should really think before you type.
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      by mines on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:05 AM in reply to NHS Student
      No it's not.
  • by Concerned Location: Bath on Oct 19, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    My child is a student at NHS and comes home to tell me that another person has resigned. What is going on? I think as taxpayers of Beaufort County who pay the salaries of these people, I feel that we have a right to know. It seems that there is no consistency at NHS. It was not always like this. Morale is low at this school and it seems to project negative attention, not a great way for seniors much less underclassman to spend their year. Education should be a positive experience and instead people who our kids are supposed to respect are setting bad examples. My hope is that we can get someone with a positive attitude and who the kids can respect come into this school and give faculty and students guidance and wisdom to help our community grow. This really is important, please don't put it to the wayside. Of note, please scrutinize each applicant for these positions.
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      by Repsonse to Concerned on Oct 19, 2011 at 03:54 PM in reply to Concerned
      No one else has resigned.
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        by Response to Response on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:19 PM in reply to Repsonse to Concerned
        Concerned did not say that anyone else had stepped down. I believe this person is saying Donna had resigned and then Mary Beth and yes, we, as taxpayers, DO deserve to know why. They should have no privilages in keeping it a secret.
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        by Concerned on Oct 20, 2011 at 05:04 AM in reply to Repsonse to Concerned
        Well that is good to know.
  • by What's the Deal? on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:13 PM
    Will someone please elaborate on former Sgt. Ben Correa (SRO) supervisor situation? I just curious. Thanks....
  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    I understand Correa resigned too.
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      by bath/parent on Oct 19, 2011 at 03:42 AM in reply to
      For all the people pushing for mr.swain at NHS you should check into the teacher problems at Bath.they dont want you to know about one being caught sleeping and smoking in class.out using hurt arm as an excuse.
  • by anon Location: washington on Oct 18, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    My son transferred out of NHS. Why? The asst principal lied and the resource officer, whose grammar is less than acceptable, is there for 2 free meals a day, obviously. Brian Swain for principal and Ben Correa should be the resource officer for NHS.
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      by concerned NSH parent on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:26 PM in reply to anon
      Exactly! Sgt. Correa has nothing but the best interest of the children in mind, always! What a loss for the school system and the community. He is such a respected member of the Sheriff's office and the community. He is probably in a better place and away from the good ole boy politics! NHS resource officer, keep on getting your free meals and taking advantage of our tax money! When is Jordan's term up?????
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        by What's the Deal? on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:15 PM in reply to concerned NSH parent
        What's your stink with (Deputy Ricks)? You can conceal your name and talk about her all you want, but please state you complaint with her. I would love to hear what you got to say. Thank you.
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          by Another parent on Oct 19, 2011 at 05:19 PM in reply to What's the Deal?
          she does get her free meals no lie about that. nasty attitude lol like my man Sargent Correa would say DROP IT LIKE IT HOT
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        by Amen on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:30 PM in reply to concerned NSH parent
        Sgt Correa is just another great example of how screwed up the BCSD is. Mind your business and do as your suppose to and you are a threat to all the lying cheaters that continue to work at the BCSD and climb to the top. There day will come and they will get what they deserve. I am sure Ben is glad he is outta there!!
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      by john on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:43 PM in reply to anon
      First, if all u can come up with about the resource officer is a free meal u need to work on getting some class urself! Check the records on how many drugs n weapons arrest she has made @ the school compared to the rest in the area n then think if she is doing her job! Wonder whats the real reason ur son transferred?
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        by mines on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:06 AM in reply to john
        He probably planted them on the students.
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      by ME on Oct 21, 2011 at 01:33 PM in reply to anon
      Leave Mr. Swain at BES!!!
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