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Welcome to Interim Principal Ms. Jernigan-Baker and invite to input session


May 3, 2024

NWCCA Families,


I want to express my gratitude for your support over the past few days, recognizing these have been challenging times for all of us.  


I want to share with you that Ms. Carla Jernigan-Baker will begin Monday, May 6 as the NWCCA interim principal for the remainder of the school year and into the summer months.  Ms. Jernigan-Baker has many years of experience as a WCPSS principal, including experience as an early college principal.  She looks forward to joining the Griffin family and helping to navigate the transition to the next school leader.  

She is coming to NWCCA after retiring from WCPSS in 2022. During her 35 years in this district, she served as a math teacher and coach at Ligon Middle and Wake Forest-Rolesville High. She was an assistant principal at Green Hope High, and she served as the principal of Reedy Creek Middle, Knightdale High, and Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy. She is a proud Wolfpack fan and graduate of NCSU with degrees in Mathematics Education and School Administration.

Ms. Jernigan-Baker will work closely with assistant principal, Ms. Chanin Lacy-Garner, and the entire staff to ensure the last few weeks of the school year run smoothly.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at or call the front office if you have questions or need support.  

Finally, as difficult as it is, I will begin the hiring process for the next principal at NWCCA.  Your input is a vital part of this process.  I would like to invite you to a virtual input session on May 16 at 3:30 PM. Please use this Goole Meet Virtual Link to join the input session.  I am hoping you can attend, but if for some reason you cannot, you can use this Google Form to share your feedback with me.


Chris McCabe
Northern Area Superintendent