Angela Polk-Jones, the inaugural principal of the Middle College at UNCG, will become principal of The Early College at Guilford later this month.
A UNCG alumnus, she has served as the inaugural principal of the Middle College at UNCG for the past eight years.
The school has been nationally recognized for its achievements over that period. Polk-Jones and staff accepted the prestigious America’s Best Urban Schools Gold Award from the Center for Urban School Transformation in San Diego earlier this school year. The Middle College at UNCG was the only high school in the country to receive the organization’s coveted Gold Award.
The school district plans to complete a position search in time for a new principal to begin work this summer. Beginning this week, David Moody and Charles Burns will begin a transition as co-interim principals at the Middle College at UNCG. Moody is a former assistant superintendent in Chatham County Schools, who also served as co-interim principal at The Academy at Smith and at Kiser Middle School. Burns is a retired principal at Kernodle Middle School and the former co-interim principal at The Academy at Smith. Both of them also provided interim support to Grimsley High School. Moody has begun working together with Polk-Jones this week, to ensure a smooth transition. Burns will join Moody later this month.