Dr. Vanessa Alford to continue to lead Merrick-Moore Elementary School
Durham Public Schools is pleased to announce that Vanessa M. Alford, Ed.D., has been selected the next principal of Merrick-Moore Elementary School.
Alford, who has served in an interim basis, is a longtime educator who began her career as a social studies teacher at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, serving as a beginning teacher mentor and a lead teacher for Communities In Schools. She comes to Durham Public Schools after working to improve student and school outcomes as a School Transformation Coach for first the North Carolina and then the South Carolina state departments of education. Prior to joining the NC Department of Public Instruction, she was a high school and middle school principal in Fayetteville, NC. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Fayetteville State University.