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3 from area are finalists for N.C. Principal of Year

Three Charlotte-area administrators have been named finalists in the annual Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year competition.

The three have been named regional Principal of the Year winners and advance to the final round of competition.

Regional winners from the Charlotte area are Brad Breedlove of Monroe High School, in the Southwest Region (which includes Mecklenburg County); Brad Richardson of Forest City-Dunbar Elementary in Rutherford County, in the West Region; and Carrie Tulbert of Mooresville Middle School in Iredell County, in the Northwest Region.

Each of them advanced in competition with principals from other school systems in their regions.

Breedlove is seeking to become the second Union County principal in four years to win the honor. Rob Jackson, then-principal at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, won the state award in 2011.

The current Principal of the Year is Dale Cole, of Chocowinity Middle School in Beaufort County.

Other finalists are: Billie Berry of Camden County High (Northeast); Frances Herring of Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School in Lenoir County (Southeast); Larry Webb of Eaton-Johnson Middle School in Vance County (North Central); Robin Calcutt of New Century Middle School in Moore County (Sandhills-South Central); and Amy Rickard of Morris Grove Elementary in Orange County (Piedmont-Triad-Central).

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