Washington County elementary school principal passes away

Washington County elementary school principal passes away
Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 7:30 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An elementary school principal in Eastern Carolina has passed away.

Washington County schools confirmed Creswell Elementary School principal Jacqueline Maloney has died. Her cause of death has not been shared.

Maloney was named Washington County Schools Principal of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year and had been at Creswell Elementary School since 2019. Before that, she was the principal at Pines Elementary School.

Creswell school staff remember her as a huge bundle of joy and laughter.

“She loved to cheer,” said Daphne Jones, the bus monitor and custodian at the school.

“She just loved to lighten up the world,” added Sharese Brickhouse, the school’s child nutritionist and bus driver. “She always encouraged the kids to lift up, no matter what they were going through.”

“She is a person who will make your day better so that every time...you go to work, you will find joy and happiness,” said Edith Ledda, a teacher at Creswell Elementary.

In a statement, the school district said, “We all know that Ms. Maloney was a positive motivator who believed in our children and public education! We will miss her dearly.”

Dear WCS Staff, Students and Parents, This is Superintendent Linda Jewell Carr calling to share a heartfelt sympathy...

Posted by Washington County Schools NC on Saturday, June 26, 2021

Maloney was 57 years old.

A visitation will be held Wednesday at Creswell Elementary School on South 7th Street from 2- 3 p.m.

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