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Hello Bulldogs! My name is Cheryl Helms and I am honored to serve as the school Principal. I graduated from Chowan College (now University) in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training and Sports Science. I began my teaching career in 2003 as a Health and Physical Education teacher in Hertford County, NC. My family and I moved to Columbia in 2014 and I began teaching 4th grade at Tyrrell Elementary School in 2015. In August 2018, I served TES as the Assistant Principal and was promoted to Principal in August 2019. I received my Masters of School Administration from Elizabeth City State University in May 2019. I currently live in Columbia with my husband and two children. I enjoy serving the students and families in Tyrrell County and I am thankful for the opportunity to work alongside many wonderful educators and community members.
"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way." -George Evans