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501 W. Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 370-3481 Fax
Dr. Terry W. Worrell, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Rockingham Public Schools, was named one of five regional superintendents for Guilford County Schools (GCS) on April 7, 2009, and will lead the Central Region.
A familiar name to the GCS family, Worrell spent more than 20 years with the district. Before joining Rockingham Public Schools, Worrell was the principal of Page High from 2000-03 and 2004-07. At Page High, Worrell designed and developed an International Baccalaureate program and strengthened the advanced placement and cultural arts programs. She also spent five years each as principal of Mendenhall Middle and Bluford Elementary. She was named North Carolina Association of Educators Administrator of the Year while serving at Mendenhall Middle. While at Bluford, Worrell implemented a successful magnet school program and helped the school achieve the highest math scores in the district.
Before her administrative experience, Worrell served as a substance abuse lead teacher and designed and implemented the first DARE program in the district.
While earning her master’s degree in human development and learning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Worrell began her public education career in the classroom teaching science at Randolph Junior High. She continued teaching science at Lincoln Middle School (now The Academy at Lincoln) in Greensboro and was named the Lincoln Middle School Teacher of the Year in 1986, her first of many honors. In 2003, she was named GCS’ Wachovia Principal of the Year.
Worrell earned a bachelor’s degree in middle school science education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982 and returned to her alma mater for a doctorate of education, which she completed in 1993.
Worrell, a native of Guilford County, attended Rankin and Brightwood elementary schools, Northeast Middle and Northeast High. Both of her daughters, Lane and Elizabeth, are graduates of Page High and attend Appalachian State University. Lane, her oldest daughter, is studying to be a school counselor, while Elizabeth, her youngest, is a freshman communications major.
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