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New DPS Leadership for Two Elementary Schools and One Middle School



Durham Public Schools welcomes two new principals and an interim principal to our school communities. Superintendent Pascal Mubenga brought their names to the Durham Public Schools Board of Education in closed session at its Thursday, April 21, meeting.


Dr. Jackaline Teel, an assistant principal at Eno Valley Elementary since 2016, will become the next principal of Eastway Elementary School. At Eno Valley she was the lead instructional supervisor for pre-kindergartners through second graders; she also was the lead facilitator for school-based Beginning Teacher Training sessions. Prior to that she served as an assistant principal at R.N. Harris Elementary, a science coach for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, and a science teacher. Dr. Teel earned her Doctor of Education degree from Gardner-Webb University.


Robin Hill-Davidson joins Durham Public Schools as principal of C.C. Spaulding Elementary School from the Morongo Unified School District in California, where she has been principal and assistant principal for Twentynine Palms and Oasis Elementary School. Prior to that she was a principal, assistant principal, and district Response to Intervention coordinator for school districts in South Carolina. She began her career as a teacher of multiple grade levels, including as a teacher of exceptional children at Northern High School. She holds an Education Specialist degree from Cambridge College in Augusta, GA.


Finally, Terrence S. Covington has been named interim principal of Neal Middle School, where he serves as the seventh-grade assistant principal. Covington coordinated and oversaw the school’s RISE Summer Camp, created the school’s Alternative Learning Center, and took Neal Middle School to victory in the national Schools of the Future competition in 2019 after making it to the finals in 2016. He has previously been a school counselor, community support worker, and youth services behavioral specialist. He earned multiple Master of Arts degrees from North Carolina Central University.