Dr. Patrice Faison
Dr. Faison has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 21 years in North Carolina. She recently served as the Principal of Page High School in Guilford County - the 2nd largest high school in the district with over 2,000 students. In this role, Dr. Faison focused on closing the achievement gap, supported and grew student and staff leadership opportunities, increased rigor in the classrooms, and exceeded expected growth in student achievement in all four years of her tenure. Prior to Page, Dr. Faison served as Principal of Oak Hill Elementary School from 2010-2012 where she oversaw a complete school turnaround, leading to her being named North Carolina State Principal of the Year in 2012. From 2006-2010, Dr. Faison gained experience as a middle college liaison, high school assistant principal and high school principal in Guilford County Schools. She began her career in public education as an elementary school teacher for seven years in Stokesdale, North Carolina.
Dr. Faison has an impressive academic background as well, including a bachelor's degree with honors in education from Elizabeth City State University. She holds master's degrees in both elementary education and school administration-both obtained at North Carolina A&T State University. She later attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned an education specialist's degree in 2012 and a doctorate of education in 2014.
Dr. Faison is excited about leading the Thomasville City Schools and becoming a part of the community.