Administration

The Millbrook Administration Team

Mrs. Dana King - Principal

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21477

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Mrs. Dana King - Principal

I graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and received my Masters in School Administration from Xavier University. I have taught middle school language arts and high school English in Ohio, Massachusetts, and California before coming to North Carolina where I have spent the bulk of my administrative career. I became principal of Millbrook in 2003 but I have always lived in the Millbrook district, both of my children graduated from this school. I have had the privilege of assembling one of the strongest most effective administrative teams and have hired every department chair except Mrs. Putnam (I wish I could take credit for her!).

I am proud of the students we serve, the parents who support us, and the teachers who give tirelessly to our students every day. I am most proud to be a Wildcat.

Ms. Julieta Ventura  - Assistant Principal of Instruction, NBCT

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21462

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Ms. Julieta Ventura - Assistant Principal of Instruction, NBCT

I moved to Raleigh from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2000 and have loved this community ever since. I am very proud that both my children graduated from Millbrook High and grateful to our outstanding staff for preparing them for higher education so well. After receiving National Board Certification in World Languages in 2007, and completing my Masters in School Administration from NC State, I became an Assistant Principal in 2010. My office is located in Student Services across from the cafeteria and you’re welcome to come and visit me any time!

I am responsible for:

  • Magnet/IB recruitment and programming
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Staff development
  • The master schedule
  • Bell schedules and assemblies
  • World Languages, Student Services and Science departments.
  • Senior class, activities and graduation.
  • Staffing.
  • School Accreditation.
  • The beginning teacher program.

I enjoy serving students and parents and being part of the Millbrook staff and community.

Mr. Sebastian Shipp - Assistant Principal

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21466

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Mr. Sebastian Shipp - Assistant Principal

My hometown is Denver, North Carolina (Proudly known as DENVER of the EAST) where I graduated from East Lincoln High School, Home of the Fighting Mustangs.  I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I earned a BA in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics & BA in Psychology.  I earned my Master's in School Administration from North Carolina State University.  However make no mistake, my heart is still Tarheel Blue.  Starting in 1994, I have served my entire professional career in the Wake County Public School System at three different school sites:  a mathematics teacher at Garner High School, an administrator at East Wake High School & East Wake School of Engineering Systems and finally here at Millbrook High School.  Becoming a Millbrook Wildcat has been an exciting, wonderful challenge for me.  

Currently, my responsibilities include:
- Students with the last names N - SL (Student Services Counselor: Zohra Sadat)
- Administrative Liaison for Sophomore Class
- Facilities Manager
- Faculty & Student Parking
- Campus Security & Emergency Operations Coordinator
- Humanities Department Administrative Supervisor
- Intervention Services Administrative Co-Supervisor (with AP Amy McGarry)"

Mr. Charles Patton - Assistant Principal

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21468

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Degrees and Certifications:

B. Mus. - UNC '06 M.A.T - UNC '07 M.S.A - UNCW '14

Mr. Charles Patton - Assistant Principal

I grew up next-door in Johnston County and graduated from Clayton High School as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. After completing my Bachelor of Music ('06) and Master of Arts in Teaching (07') at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I began as Director of Bands at Southern Alamance High School in Graham, North Carolina. I moved to South Brunswick High School in Southport, NC as a band director and AVID teacher before moving into administration in December of 2012. I am honored to be back at home in the Triangle and working with the dynamic individuals at Millbrook High School.

 

Some of my responsibilities include: 

Last Names D-I

IB Programme and Magnet Recruiting

Math, Fine and Performing Arts and Media Departments

Technology, Website and Community Outreach

Grants

Ms. Natasha Wilson - Assistant Principal, NBCT

Phone: 919-850-8787 ext. 21467

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B.S. - Rutgers University M.S.A - North Carolina State University

Ms. Natasha Wilson - Assistant Principal, NBCT

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Fayetteville, NC in 2005 where I spent most of my teaching career. I earned my undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and Masters of Administration from NC State (Go pack)! I have served in elementary and middle school during most of my teaching career. One of the highlights of my teaching career was earning National Board Certification in 2010. I am really fortunate to have had the opportunity to transition from intern to Assistant Principal this year at Millbrook; what an amazing blessing. I enjoy the diverse students and families we serve and I am very thankful to work with such an amazing staff here at Millbrook High!

A few of my responsibilities include:

  • Students with last names A-C
  • Administrative Liaison for Freshman students
  • Special Education Supervisor
  • Clubs/Activities
  • Field Trip Coordinator
  • CATS and Newcomers Camp Co-Chair
Mr. Duane Flowers - Assistant Principal

Phone: 919-850-8787 ext. 21454

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Mr. Duane Flowers - Assistant Principal

I was born in Oakland, CA but grew up in Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA.  I graduated from Lake Taylor Senior High school and joined the U.S. Army immediately after High School.  My goal was to get far away from home.  The army granted my request and sent me to Dongducheon, South Korea.  I completed nine years in the army with assignments in Dongducheon (Camp Casey), South Korea, Killeen (Ft. Hood), TX, Teokgeo-ri (Camp Hovey), South Korea, and Hinesville (Ft. Stewart), GA.  After my military service was completed, I attended Fayetteville State University where I received my B.S. in Mathematics Education.  I received a MBA with a concentration in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University.

I began my teaching career in Fayetteville, N.C.  I also spent time coaching Football and Track and Field.  I spent three years as an assistant Track and Field Coach at Methodist University in Fayetteville.  I relocated to Texas and was a high school math teacher, AVID elective teacher, and AVID coordinator prior to going into administration.  I spent two years as an assistant principal at Stony Point High School, in Round Rock, TX prior to moving to Raleigh.  

My responsibilities include:

  • Students with last names J – M
  • Healthful Living
  • JROTC
  • Athletics
  • Transportation
  • Freshmen Class
Ms. Sophia Overdiep

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Ms. Sophia Overdiep

I am a woman from many places; I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica before moving to Brooklyn, NY in 1985. Getting to graduate high school from Washington Irving High in New York set me on a path to Siena College in Albany where I earned my BA in Sociology. In 2002 I joined Wake County Public Schools, first as a substitute, then as a Teaching Assistant at Apex Middle School, before moving on as a lateral entry Special Education Teacher at Fuquay-Varina Middle School. I transitioned to Apex Middle and then to Apex High as a certified Special Education Teacher.

 
In 2011, I completed my Master's in School Administration at NC State University and served as an Assistant Principal at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School from 2012 to 2017. As I transition into Millbrook High School, I could not be more thrilled and excited to be your new AP. I look forward to exploring Wildcat country.

Last names Sm-Z
Science Department
CTE Department
Millbrook Learning Community
Senior Class

Mrs. Vanessa Barnes - Dean of Students

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21455

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Mrs. Vanessa Barnes - Dean of Students

I am originally from Spring Lake, North Carolina. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Journalism at Meredith College in 1988. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling from East Carolina University. Before coming to Millbrook, I served as a school counselor in two other districts. I also served as an admissions officer at Meredith College in Raleigh.

My primary responsibilities include serving as department chair for Student Services, the distance learning coordinator for the NC Virtual Public School, the AP Coordinator, NCAA Eligibility, Foreign Exchange Student Liaison, Early Graduation and I also serve as a member of the school improvement team.

I enjoy working with the students and families of the Millbrook community.

Mr. Loren Baron - IB Diploma Coordinator

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21426

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Mr. Loren Baron - IB Diploma Coordinator

I am originally from Clemson, SC. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from Brandeis University in 1991. After a year living in Beijing, China, teaching English to Chinese graduate students, I returned to school and earned my MEd. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University. Before coming to Millbrook I taught for 15 years in two IB Diploma Programmes in Maryland and North Carolina. I am also an IB Workshop Leader, training teachers in Economics and Theory of Knowledge. My primary responsibilities at Millbrook are:

 

  • Coordination of the IB Diploma Programme
  • IB Community Outreach
  • Millbrook Magnet Program recruitment
  • Faculty and student IB education and enrichment

    It is a pleasure working with the Millbrook community and bringing the opportunities of the International Baccalaureate to our fantastic student population.

 

Mrs. Jessica Collins - International Baccalaureate, Middle Years Programme Coordinator

Phone: 919-850- 8787 Ext. 21414

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Mrs. Jessica Collins - International Baccalaureate, Middle Years Programme Coordinator

I am from Wendell, NC and a proud graduate of Wake County public schools. I attended Barton College and earned Bachelor degrees in Special Education and English. Following undergrad in 2006, I began my career as an In-Class Resource teacher here at Millbrook. I then attended NCSU where I earned my Masters degree in Special Education. In November of 2013 I transitioned roles and became the coordinator for our IB Middle Years Programme. My job allows me to connect with students, teachers, parents, and community members in a way that was never possible in the classroom

Mr. Robert Dail - Digital Media Career Academy Coordinator

Phone: 919-850-8787 ext. 21423

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Mr. Robert Dail - Digital Media Career Academy Coordinator

 

I am originally from Washington, NC, and am a proud public school system graduate. I attended Appalachian State University where I participated in the NC Teaching Fellows Program and received a Bachelor degree in Business Education. Following graduation from Appalachian State, I started my teaching career here at Millbrook High School in August 2012. In June 2016 I was given the opportunity to transition to the Academy CDC position.

It is a pleasure to work with the parents and students of Millbrook to ensure that the Career Academy is meeting the needs of its students far past the reachings of course curriculum. "Certificates, diplomas, and degrees get you a job....soft skills or people skills keep you that job!"

Mr. Lamar Hill - Administrative Intern

Phone: 919-850-8787 ext. 29009

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. - North Carolina State University

Mr. Lamar Hill - Administrative Intern

 

 

 Officer M.N. Thomas

Phone: 984-289-1979

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Officer M.N. Thomas

Officer Thomas joined the Millbrook family in the spring of 2016. Aside from keeping Millbrook safe he is also an active NCHSAA Football Official. Mr. Thomas truly loves developing and supporting young teens as they grow into responsible, civic minded young adults.

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