Janice Giles named principal of North Chatham Elementary


PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved Dr. Janice Giles as the new principal of North Chatham Elementary School during its Monday mid-year retreat.

Giles is in her 16th year as a public school educator — 10 of which she’s spent with Chatham County Schools. She has been the assistant principal at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School since 2018. Before joining Pollard’s staff, she served as assistant principal at Northwood High School. She also taught math in Durham Public Schools.

Giles earned her doctor of education degree in educational leadership from UNC-Chapel Hill, from which she also received her master of school administration degree. Her undergraduate degree in mathematics is from Malone University.

Giles has been a leader and advocate for digital teaching and learning. She holds a certificate in Advanced Education Technology from the University of Michigan. She currently serves on the North Carolina Digital Learning Work Group, which is working to update the state’s digital learning plan.

Giles said she is looking forward to becoming part of the North Chatham Elementary School family. She is excited to collaborate with teachers, staff and families to nurture a love of learning in each child.

“I am truly honored and feel privileged for the opportunity to serve as North Chatham Elementary School’s principal,” Giles said. “I am looking forward to getting to know our teachers, staff, students and families as we work together to continue to help our children excel to their fullest.”

Chatham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson said Giles’ experience as a math educator and assistant principal will serve her students and staff well.

“Dr. Giles brings a wealth of experience and a passion for education to her new role,” he said. “Those two factors will benefit North Chatham students, families and staff.”