Northeast Academy Staff

Leon Dickens, Headmaster

Leon Dickens was named Headmaster of Northeast Academy for the 2016-17 school year after serving in an interim capacity since January, 2016. 


Except  for his time as a high school student at Weldon, his college years and his first two teaching positions in Virginia Beach and Weldon, Dickens is a lifelong resident of Northampton County, born on the farm in 1945. 


Dickens  attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full academic scholarship and while he was an Alston-Pleasants scholar, he  participated in the honors program and was inducted into the Phi Beta  Kappa Honor Society as a Junior. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in history and also a North Carolina Teaching Certificate in Social Studies. 


Concerning things that matter most to him, Dickens says, “Some things that I do not like are wasted time, wasted abilities and arrogance. I thank God, however, for providing me with the people and things that I definitely do love. I love my wife, our children and their spouses, our  granddaughter, my extended family, my church, observing nature’s  wonders, teaching, farming and music. I especially love young people and I value highly the rapport I am blessed to have with them.” 


Dickens and his wife Brenda both have served Elam Baptist Church and Northeast  Academy over an extended period of time. Brenda has served as pianist at church and at school, and she has served, literally, in the lunchroom for 25 years. At Elam, Dickens has served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent &  teacher and Choir Director. Over a period of 31 years at Northeast, he  has been, at one time or another, board member, teacher, Assistant  Headmaster and Interim Headmaster.


Reflecting on what lies ahead, Dickens states, “Knowing firsthand the challenges that await anyone in the field of education, I nevertheless look forward  to working with our parents and teachers in helping young people grow and mature into responsible, educated, caring adults. It is amazing what students remember. Among the things I used to say was, ‘Life is sad.’ I  still say that at times life seems bitterly unfair, but as I look around me, I see what has always been true: Life is full of beauty and  grace. Another of my famous quotations concerns how few things people really must do. We have found that what makes all the difference is the  choices that people make. Our plan is to provide pleasant memories for  our students as we help them make the right choices.” 


"The future years promise great things for Northeast Academy," he said. “The board, teachers, parents and students are all on the same page, recognizing the dedicated, unified effort necessary to achieve lofty goals. A spirit of positive volunteerism is present in abundance at Northeast as plans for the future are being discussed.”


Source: rrspin 

Supporting Staff

Leon Dickens, Headmaster

ldickensnea@gmail.com


Kim Johnson, Secretary

kjohnsonnea@gmail.com


Gail Bennett, Finance Officer

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Susan Pope, Librarian

Fran Pope, Cafeteria

Brenda Dickens, Cafeteria

Lisa Lassiter, Cafeteria

Teachers

Lori Barnes

12th Grade Homeroom

Algebra II

Physics

Advanced Functions

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

Guidance


Dana Boone

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6th Grade


Cecelia Bracy

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Kindergarten


Joella Brown

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Athletic Director

Health & PE (7th, 8th & 9th Grades)

Healthful Living

Elementary PE


Elizabeth Coggins

ecogginsnea@gmail.com

11th Grade Homeroom

Life Science (7th & 8th Grades)

Advanced Chemistry

Physical Science

Biology

Chemistry


Terry Cox

tcoxnea@gmail.com

English (7th, 8th, 10th & 11th Grades)

Vocabulary

Writing


Beverly Creech

bcreech@centurylink.net

4th Grade


Leon Dickens, Headmaster

ldickensnea@gmail.com

Senior Ethics

French I, II & III


Anita Futrell

afutrellnea@gmail.com

Preschool


Jo Anne Futrell

jfutrellnea@gmail.com

7th Grade Homeroom

Geometry

Algebra I

Pre-Algebra

Marketing/Finance

STEM


Jenny Hedgepeth

jhedgepethnea@gmail.com

10th Grade Homeroom

US History I & II

Civics

World History (8th & 9th Grades)

Geography


Susan Hewitt

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3rd Grade


Nan Howell

nanhowellnea@gmail.com

English (12th Grade)

General Math

Computer I & II

Annual


Sandra Johnson

sjohnsonnea@gmail.com

5th Grade


Yvonne Lassiter

yflassiter@yahoo.com

1st Grade


Sandra Mallory

2nd Grade

Afterschool Program


Logan Miller

8th Grade Homeroom

5th Grade Social Studies

5th Grade Science

Agriculture Science

College Class

Preschool

Afterschool Program


Annie Richey

aricheynea@gmail.com

9th Grade Homeroom

Earth Science

NC History (7th & 8th Grades)

English (9th Grade)

Vocabulary Building

Research