The Durham Public Schools Board of Education approved on August 26, 2021, the appointment of current E.K. Powe Elementary School principal Asia Cunningham to serve as the next principal of Pearsontown Elementary School, a year-round magnet school.
Cunningham’s history at Pearsontown began as an instructional assistant in 2009, before becoming a Teacher of the Year and Response to Intervention/Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Testing coordinator at the school through 2016. She began her school administrative career as a principal intern and assistant principal in the Wake County Public School System before returning to DPS as an assistant principal and interim principal at Glenn Elementary.
Cunningham will continue to lead E.K. Powe Elementary until her successor is identified. Veteran DPS leader Alexis Spann will continue to serve as interim principal of Pearsontown until Cunningham’s arrival.