By Catharin Shepard •
The Hoke County Board of Education met in closed session Monday to begin considering the process for selecting a new school superintendent, and additionally selected a new principal for Sandy Grove Elementary School.
Dr. Freddie Williamson, who has served in the role for over 15 years, was hired last week to take over as the superintendent of public schools in Robeson County. Williamson said he planned to ask the school board to release him December 18 to begin in his new job in January.
The Board of Education called the special meeting for Monday to hold a closed session “to discuss the process for hiring a new superintendent and to consider recommendations for administrative positions,” according to an announcement. The meeting was held in the media center at Hoke County High School.
The board took action on one personnel item. The school board voted for Dacia Bullard to become the new principal at Sandy Grove Elementary School. Bullard was hired in August 2019 as an assistant principal at Hoke County High School.
“Dacia Bullard lives in the Prospect Community in Robeson County with her family, including her husband of 26 years and four children,” a social media post from Hoke County Schools said at the time. “She earned her Bachelor’s in English Education from UNC-Pembroke and Master’s in School Administration as a Principal Fellows from Fayetteville State University. She has worked within public schools for 26 years as a high school English teacher and as an administrator.”