Principal's Message

  • Welcome to River Bend Elementary.  I am excited and humble to serve our school and community with the goal of making our students prepared to graduate college & workforce ready. To accomplish this, I will work collaboratively with parents and community stakeholders to provide our students with a high level of education that is built on a foundation of relationships and rigorous learning.  My goal for  River Bend ES is to create an environment where students are empowered to discover their strengths and to achieve their maximum potential for excellence, academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Since Covid 19 has impacted all our lives, it is critical we work as a collaborative family unit to support our students emotionally and academically.  To be #RBEStrong means our admin team, staff and community are essential to the success of our students.  

    Gary Major, Principal 


    Bienvenidos a la escuela primaria River Bend. Estoy emocionado y humilde de servir a nuestra escuela y comunidad con el objetivo de preparar a nuestros estudiantes para graduarse de la universidad y listos para la fuerza laboral. Para lograr esto, trabajaré en colaboración con los padres y las partes interesadas de la comunidad para brindarles a nuestros estudiantes un alto nivel de educación que se construya sobre una base de relaciones y un aprendizaje riguroso. Mi objetivo para River Bend ES es crear un entorno en el que los estudiantes estén empoderados para descubrir sus puntos fuertes y alcanzar su máximo potencial de excelencia académica, social y emocional en un ambiente seguro y de apoyo. Dado que Covid 19 ha impactado todas nuestras vidas, es fundamental que trabajemos como una unidad familiar colaborativa para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes emocional y académicamente. Ser #RBEStrong significa que nuestro equipo administrativo, el personal y la comunidad son esenciales para el éxito de nuestros estudiantes.

    Gary Major, director

Assistant Principal's Message

  • “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” ~ Claire Fagin


    It was at the age of 17, I knew without any doubt, I wanted to pursue education as a life long career. In 2002, I graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the following year, completed my Master's in Teaching, Early Childhood Education. I came back to the Wake County Public School System and begin teaching fourth grade. After several years of teaching, I knew I was ready to stretch myself as an educator and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Masters in School Administration. My educational journey has led me here, joining the River Bend Elementary family as the Assistant Principal.

    When people ask me what I do in my free time, I often laugh because I do a little bit of everything. I love traveling and one of my favorite places is right here in North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach. I also enjoy the simple things like reading a good book, spending time with family and friends, being active or cheering on my Duke Blue Devils!

    As a life long educator, I am excited to have the opportunity to lead, to teach, to model, and to learn!

    Cejuanna Morgan, Assistant Principal