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Welcome to Ridgecroft School!
I am honored and humbled to serve as the Head of School for Ridgecroft for the 2018-2019 school year.  After thirty years of service with the public schools of eastern North Carolina, I decided to retire. Along the way, I was privileged to serve as a high school history teacher, a coach of football and baseball, athletic director, assistant principal, principal, and finally a superintendent.  Even though I retired from the public schools, I still have the passion and enthusiasm to work with wonderful and caring students, staff, and parents. Ridgecroft School offers just that.
My goal is for Ridgecroft to tap into the potential of each student to promote maximum individual success and growth.  By providing a safe, nurturing, and risk-free instructional environment; active and joyful learning; character-building and leadership opportunities; and collaborative experiences with our parents, community and business partners, our students will gain the tools to persevere, adapt, and flourish in this ever changing global society.
Together, we CAN make a difference.  I look forward to working with you to build the future our students deserve.  
Mr. Melvin Hawkins
Head of School