Ron Payne

Candidate For Dare County School Board Of Education


Ron Payne holds a Masters Education Degree in Leadership and Human Development and a Bachelors Degree in Health and Physical Education.

He is focused, fiscally responsible, and goal driven with proven and effective leadership skills. With over 23 years experience in education, Ron believes that students should learn to be life-long learners with critical thinking skills.

His main goals will be student achievement and combating CRT and SEL programs being pushed into schools.



Elementary School Administration

P.W Moore Elementary School – Pasquotank Elementary School

Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools

Elizabeth City, NC 2016-2017

After a successful assignment as principal of Northeastern High School I was assigned to two low performing elementary schools to provide strategic leadership to administration and faculty so as to bring both schools out of low performing status.


Principal, Northeastern High School

Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools

Elizabeth City, NC 2012-2016

-Administrator of the Year 2013-14 ECPPSEOP

-President – Northeastern Coastal Athletic Conference, 2012-2016

-North Carolina High School Athletic Association Realignment Committee

-Elizabet City State University School of Education Workshop Instructor, 2013-2017

-State Superintendent Recognition – College Board 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll

-Increased graduation rate – 88% to 94.7%

-Decreased Drop-out Rate to .24%, one of the lowest in North Carolina

-Exceeded State Expectations

-Highest growth rate for ECPPS School District for 3 years, (12 schools)

-Increased State Composite score 5% points in first six months of leadership

-Lowest District Teacher Turnover, (12 Schools)

-Dramatically reduced student failure rate

-Lowered student absenteeism

-Increased SAT and ACT scores

-Implemented Teacher Leadership Strategy and Professional Learning Communities

-Produced and Implemented Technology Initiative Pilot

-Supervised a total school staff of 93, 860 students


Assistant Principal, Adult Career Development Center

Richmond Public Schools

Richmond, VA. 2009-2012

-Developed and administered Richmond Public School District Dropout Prevention Initiative

-Produced and administered district-wide professional development for all elementary and

secondary zero-experienced teachers – instructional strategies and classroom management

-Supervised 7 of 12 programs which included, Performance Learning Center for high school

drop-out students and struggling high school students – increased graduation rate from 19

students to 123 students in a two-year time period, CTE Culinary Program, Early Head Start and

Head Start Programs, High School GED Program, Adult GED Program, ESL and Adult ESL


-Supervised Exceptional Education, Math, History, English, Richmond Public Schools Security


-SOL Testing Coordinator

-Coordinated Master Schedule

-Directed Community Relations Committee


Assistant Principal, Huguenot High School

Richmond Public Schools

Richmond, VA. 2006-2009

-Supervised Exceptional Education, Science, Math, English, ROTC, Health and Physical

Education, Richmond Public Schools Security Staff, Custodial Staff

-Provided effective instructional leadership and professional development

-SOL Test Coordinator

-Developed School Budget

-Supervised Athletic Program

-Coordinated Master Schedule


Assistant Principal, York High School

York County School Division

Yorktown, VA 2003-2006

-Supervised International Baccalaureate Program

-Provided instructional leadership and effective staff development

-Provided positive community relations

-Data analysis and implementation of school budget

-Supervised Exceptional Education, English, Science, Health and Physical Education, Custodial


-Supervised Athletics


Summer School Principal

Department Chair, Health and Physical Education

Falling Creek Middle School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Chesterfield, VA 2002-2003


Department Chair, Health and Physical Education

Atlee High School

Hanover County Public Schools

Mechanicsville, VA 1997-2002


Sports Director – Event Management

Virginia Special Olympics

Richmond, VA 1992-1997


Head Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem NC 2001-2002


Achievements and Committees

Elizabeth City State University School of Education Workshop Instructor, 2013-2017

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Realignment Committee, 2016

President, Northeastern Coastal Athletic Conference 2012 – 2016

Chesterfield Public School Budget Review Committee, 2003

MTSS/ PBIS District Committee, Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools

Richmond Public Schools 360 Administration Assessment Review Committee, 2003

Created Richmond Public Schools Dropout Prevention Initiative, 2009

Healthy York County Schools Division Committee, 2004

York County Schools Building Renovation Committee, 2003

Atlee High School Budget Review Committee, 2001

Special Olympics World Games Committee, Virginia 1995

NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four Committee, 1994 – VCU

Coordinator, NCAA Kodak All-American/Virginia Special Olympics Basketball Clinic

Elizabeth City Pasquotank Schools Leadership Academy

Richmond Public Schools Leadership Academy

York County School Leadership Academy

Hanover County Leadership Academy

University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Next Generation Academy

Presenter – Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Annual Conference 2005



Master of Arts, Educational Leadership and Administration
The George Washington University
Washington, DC, 2003

Bachelor of Science, Health and Physical Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, 1978