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Marguerita Best

Marguerita Best, a fifth-year doctoral student, taught middle school science and mathematics after earning her baccalaureate degree in biology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

She subsequently earned a Master of School Administration degree from East Carolina University and served as assistant principal in Nash-Rocky Mount and Wilson County Public School systems. In this role, she designed and implemented a program to prepare students for state assessments, and as a result, her school was recognized as a “School of Distinction” by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Best is currently conducting collaborative research with Professor Catherine Marshall focusing on various challenges of the assistant principalship. Her research interests include student dropout, educational politics and social justice in administration.