High School Principal Moving To Central Office

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014


Davie High Principal Jinda Haynes is leaving the high school to become the Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services, a position left vacant when Danny Cartner retired in December. She has been at Davie since January 2012, moving across the street from her role as principal at the Early College.
A mom to two young sons, Haynes said it was her decision to move to Cherry Street.
“I have mixed emotions, and this was a very touchy decision, but one I felt was best for my young family at this time. The hours and particularly the evening demands of the high school principalship have been a tremendous challenge for me with two young sons who also need a mother. I’m pleased with what we have accomplished the last two and one-half years I have been at Davie High. The staff is strong, and they will continue to move forward and serve this community well,” she said.
Her move will be official July 1. She will oversee the preK-13 curriculum and instruction for the district, supporting principals and teachers, and deciphering state mandates and directives from the Department of Public Instruction, working to implement those into the curriculum.
Haynes holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/secondary education from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in school administration from UNC-Greensboro. She has been a science teacher, research and instructional assistant, assistant principal and principal at the Early College and Davie High. She was principal of the year in 2009-10 and is a member of several professional societies and organizations.
Assistant Superintendent Jeff Wallace said the position has been posted and he has received several applicants, including some from within the system.