Meet Our Board Members

Chairman Mr. David E. Hale represents District 5 - I am proud to say I am a product of Craven County Schools. The education I received has been the foundation that supported me during a thirty-five year aviation career, retired Air Force and airline pilot. But my heart has always been loyal to education and giving back to the community that gave so much to me. I am from a family of educators...my wife, daughter, and four sisters...all Craven County educators. In 2004 I joined them as a counselor at Tucker Creek Middle School and served seven years as a school counselor and Military Liaison Counselor. I joined the Board in 2012 and truly believe and support our vision, "Today's Learners...Tomorrow's Leaders. Education is more than the academic foundation; it is the total commitment to prepare our students to be productive and successful in the 21st Century. "  To contact Mr Hale - email davidhalecraven5@gmail.com Vice Chairman Mrs. Kim Rice Smith represents District 6 where is she is part of a family owned business that has served the Havelock community for 50 years. During her 11 years with the Board she has been named to the North Carolina School Board Association All State Board twice and was selected to receive the Leadership Award for School Board Members for 2012-13 school year. Mrs. Smith serves as the Goals Manager for the Board.  To contact Ms Smith - email kimricesmith@gmail.com Frances Boomer represents District 2.  To contact Ms. Boomer - email franceshboomer@gmail.com Mr. Ipock represents District 3 and has attended University of North Carolina, received his Associates in Science from Craven Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from East Carolina University. Mr. Ipock was a member of the US Army Reserves from 1969-1975. Mr. Ipock's personal achievements include being a Craven County Board of Education Chairman since 1994, a member of Committee of 100 for Craven County, CETC, Inc - Board Member and Chairman.  Mr. Ipock brings business industry knowledge as he was employed for 34 years as a Production Coordinator for Weyerhaeuser Company.  He currently serves as the Treasurer on the North Carolina School Board Association.  To contact Mr. Ipock - email carr_ipock@hotmail.com

  Ms. Beatrice Smith represents District 4 and has been a member of Craven County Board of Education for 11 years. Ms. Smith served as an elementary school Principal for 17 years and an elementary school teacher for 11 years. Ms. Smiths experience has allowed her to become affiliated with many levels of leadership within the community from the educators and church committees.  To contact Ms. Smith - email beasmith@suddenlink.net
Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Walton represents District 7.  To contact Mr. Walton - email waltonjl289@gmail.com Superintendent of Craven County Schools - Meghan S. Doyle, EdD - contact meghan.doyle@cravenk12.org
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Chairman Mr. David E. Hale represents District 5 - I am proud to say I am a product of Craven County Schools. The education I received has been the foundation that supported me during a thirty-five year aviation career, retired Air Force and airline pilot. But my heart has always been loyal to education and giving back to the community that gave so much to me. I am from a family of educators...my wife, daughter, and four sisters...all Craven County educators. In 2004 I joined them as a counselor at Tucker Creek Middle School and served seven years as a school counselor and Military Liaison Counselor. I joined the Board in 2012 and truly believe and support our vision, "Today's Learners...Tomorrow's Leaders. Education is more than the academic foundation; it is the total commitment to prepare our students to be productive and successful in the 21st Century. " To contact Mr Hale - email davidhalecraven5@gmail.com