New principal named for North Davie Middle

Published 12:28 pm Monday, August 2, 2021

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Bryant Copeland has been named the new principal at North Davie Middle School.

Copeland joins the Davie County Schools family after being in education for 20 years, most recently as the administrator more than 1,400 middle school students in virtual learning in Onslow County Schools.

His experience includes five years in administration and 15 years in the classroom, at both the middle and high school level. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, and earned his master’s of school administration and curriculum, both from East Carolina University.

“Mr. Copeland is a proven leader with a forward-thinking approach, and a gift for building relationships with students, staff and community,” said Superintendent Jeff Wallace. “He was selected as the Onslow County School Arts Administrator of the Year, Onslow County Schools Technology Administrator of the Year, a finalist for Onslow County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year for two years, and a finalist for Onslow County Schools Teacher of the Year.

His wife is also an educator. They have three daughters.

Copeland called North Davie a “wonderful place to learn and work.”

He enjoys cooking for his wife and daughters, spending time outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.