Saturday 28 Mar 2020

WCPS Appoints New Goldsboro High Principal

Ryan Nelson

On Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Education named Greenwood principal, Ryan Nelson, the new principal for Goldsboro High. He is replacing Christopher Horne who resigned earlier this month.

Mr. Nelson has served in his present position since July 2017. Mr. Nelson has over 12 years school administration experience and a total of 19 years education experience. Prior to joining Greenwood Middle, he served as an assistant principal at Southern Wayne High, Eastern Wayne High and North Drive Elementary. He spent his first six years in education teaching language arts and social studies at Brogden Middle. Mr. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a middle grades teaching certification in social studies and language arts, and a master’s degree in school administration.

“In addition to having a diverse background and over a decade of school administration experience, Mr. Nelson brings with him a strong familiarity with Goldsboro and Wayne County,” states Dr. Michael Dunsmore, WCPS Superintendent. “We believe Mr. Nelson will bring needed administrative stability to the school. My administrative team looks forward to working with Mr. Nelson and his staff to continue moving Goldsboro High forward.”

Mr. Nelson will begin his new role July 1, 2019. No replacement has been named for principal of Greenwood Middle.



  1. Blue says:

    Mr. Nelson will be great! He is fair and a “no nonsense” guy.
    I guess Sharon expects preferential treatment. Well guess what?
    Nelson is not going to give it. So grab your tissue, your cell phone and call the media on him because it’s going to be fun watching someone make a difference. I assume Sharon wants someone to cater to feelings and irrational acts so it can be blamed elsewhere. Sorry Sharon, Nelson is not your conformist that you want.
    Mr. Nelson, good luck to you sir. I have faith you will be effective and carry out your duties in an unbiased manner.

    • Jones says:

      It’s great to hear such a positive prospective. Good luck Mr. Nelson. Prove the naysayers wrong and turn those statistics around.

  2. Miss Understanding says:

    Pardon me, perhaps I am Miss Understanding what you are trying to say; are you saying you are smart?

    Please don’t tell us you received an “A” in English while you studied at Goldsboro High.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I find it funny how these last two profane and slick comments about goldsboro high school haven’t been removed yet. If you guys stick to your word, really “criminal justice degree will come in handy” probably never stepped foot on campus. Those kids including me as a graduate from there are some of the smartest miss understood kids just because of people like you guys putting stereotypical standards on the school. But your comment won’t be removed at all. I bet

    • Adamrothman says:

      Who is “Miss Understood”? Where is she from and what does she do?

    • I worked at GHS for many years and have lived within a block of there for over 60 years. Believe me, you don’t even get half of the stories of what goes on there. I can sit on my front porch and watch stuff go down. Admittedly, it’s not as bad now as it was a decade or so ago, but Mr. Nelson is going to have his work cut out for him. And, if he does have the attitude that Sharon referred to, he’s in the wrong place. Yes, there have been many young men and women who’ve walked the halls of GHS and gone on in life to become productive, contributing members and leaders of society and hopefully with Mr. Nelson’s leadership, there will continue to be more. (And if you are indeed, a graduate from there who claims to be “some of the smartest miss understood kids”, you’d know that it’s “misunderstood”.)

    • Adamrothman says:

      I stand corrected, with 5% proficient in math and 12% proficient in reading, 30% take the SAT with an average score of 880 and 3% enrollment in AP courses. You are correct it is a real beacon for enlightenment.

  4. Sharon says:

    This has to be a mistake. He is undoubtedly, one of the most insensitive, uncaring human beings I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet. I don’t understand how people like this, who did the things he did, and treated the Black kids at Eastern Wayne High school with such disrespect, and insensitivity, could be principle of anything other then Clown University (and, I’m not speaking about the one associated with McDonald’s).
    Nepotism at its best. You’d better watch him, because this isn’t the job that a person lacking character/empathy should have.

  5. Kim Kendall says:

    Mr. Nelson was my daughters middle school teach! He’s a good and fair man!
    Congratulation Mr. Nelson!!

  6. Adamrothman says:

    That degree in criminal justice may come in handy.

  7. Jones says:

    Congratulations and good luck Mr. Nelson. My advice… “Fasten your seat belt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride”


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