For New Hanover County Schools, Board of Education

About Pete

Thinking back on my wonderful role models, it has always been clear that I would become an educator.

Mr. Gripaldi- a coach of mine in high school, challenged me, inspired me and made me a better person.

My father- one of the most influential men in my life. He was a tireless person who would do anything to help anyone. He showed me what a Godly man should be.

Now, I can proudly declare myself a longtime educator. I began my career teaching at the high school level. After marrying my wonderful wife, Kiersten, we moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to continue our careers.

Notable Positions & Achievements

  • Teacher, Coach and Athletic Director for E.B. Trask Junior High and Middle schools – 17 years
  • Assistant Principal at South Brunswick Middle School – recognized as a National School to Watch
  • Brunswick Early College High School
  • Brunswick County Academy
  • Principal of North Topsail Elementary School – 11 years

Outside of the school system, I have served the public in a variety of ways.

  • Preacher at Rocky Point Presbyterian for four years
  • Softball, soccer, baseball coach
  • YMCA swim coach, alongside my wife
  • Volunteered at Life 90.5 FM Christian radio telethon
  • Served on a medical and construction mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Summer ‘19
  • Treasurer, Sons of the American Legion, Post 10, Wilmington, NC