BOE approves Swinson to be Washington High School’s next principal

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Dr. Michael Swinson will return to Washington High School as its newest principal, Beaufort County Schools confirmed this week. Swinson received a final stamp of approval from the Beaufort County Board of Education during their May 7 meeting. Swinson has accepted a job offer from the school district; he will be an official employee on July 1.

Swinson returns to Washington High School as its principal. Swinson led the high school from 2016 to 2021. He was followed by Jeff Sauls then Isaac Lister, Jr. Before his first stint at Washington, Swinson was an Assistant Principal at Ayden-Grifton High School from 2013 to 2016. In 2000, he started a career in education after leaving active duty with the United States Air Force.

Swinson has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Weber State University, a master’s degree in Mathematics, and a Master of School Administration degree from East Carolina University. He possesses two doctoral degrees in Educational Supervision and Educational Leadership from East Carolina. He has taught middle school and high school math in Lenior and Pitt Counties.

Beaufort County Schools has not made Swinson available for interviews until he is an official employee.