For the third time this year, Weldon City Schools (WCS) approves homegrown and local talent to take on the principalship at a namesake school. Mr. Brian Hopkins has been selected as the new principal for Weldon High School. Mr. Hopkins is a graduate of Weldon High School.
“I am extremely excited to have an opportunity to work with our students and staff at
Weldon High School as their instructional leader,” Mr. Hopkins began. “I look forward to coming back home to the area in which I was educated,” he added. “And, I want to focus on collaborating and fostering relationships with the community and parents,” Principal Hopkins ended.
“The fact that local talent seeks to come back to Weldon and give back and serve speaks to the strength of this community and school system,” offered Dr. Dannie Williams, Superintendent of Weldon City Schools. “Mr. Hopkins is known for setting high expectations for students and staff, and I am certain that he is up to the task,” he added.
Mr. Hopkins has served as a principal at Northern Nash High School, North Edgecombe High School, and Tar River Academy. Early in his 19 year education career, Mr. Hopkins was a teacher at Weldon Middle School. Most recently, he was the Director of Transportation for Nash County Public Schools. Principal Hopkins earned his Bachelor of Arts from Winston Salem State University, and he earned two Masters of Arts (Curriculum & Instruction, Administration and Supervision) from the University of Phoenix.