Native of Laurel Mississippi
Resided in North Carolina since 1992
Graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi (BS in History and Political Science)
Graduate of Fayetteville State University (Masters of School Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership)
Taught in Cumberland County Schools as Social Studies Teacher
Served as a school administrator in Cumberland County as a principal and assistant principal
Prior to coming to Bladen County Dr. Taylor served as the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services in Clinton City Schools
Has been appointed as the Superintendent of Bladen County Schools effective July 1, 2011
Has twenty years of experience working in public schools in Mississippi and North Carolina.
Married to Lt. Col. Vivian L. Taylor (Head nurse Womack Army Medical Center Pediatric Clinic)
His experience working with youth ranges from the following:
Mrs. Alfredia Sowers Moore grew up in rural Bladen County in the Kelly Community. She attended East Arcadia Elementary/Middle School and graduated from East Bladen High School in 1988. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Johnson C. Smith University in 1993. Alfredia was fortunate enough to become a teacher at the same elementary school that she attended as a student. While there, she became certified as an Academically Gifted Teacher and she obtained National Board Teaching Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. After teaching for 12 twelve years, Alfredia pursued a Master Degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Upon leaving the classroom as a teacher, Alfredia became an assistant principal in both Bladen and Pender County. In 2007, she was hired as the Retention and Recruitment Coordinator for Pender County Schools. She has been the Director of Human Resources for Pender County Schools since December, 2007.
Alfredia is married to Mr. Anthony Moore and they reside in Burgaw, NC. She is a member of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Burgaw, NC. She enjoys singing gospel music, spending time with family, reading, shopping and traveling.
Catrecia McCoy Bowman has worked as a quasi-government employee for 17 years Wilmington Housing Authority and Southeastern Mental Health Area Authority). Mrs. Bowman currently manages a staff of seven employees and oversee the implementation and monitoring of the YouthBuild Wilmington budget and compliance with 20 leverage and match partners. The YouthBuild program provides low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 9 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities.
Her education includes but not limited to a Bachelor’s Degree received in 1991 and Master’s Degree obtained in 1998, and Public Housing Manager and Tax Credit Certificates and Family Self-Sufficiency Graduated from the Willow Pond Tax Credit Program. She has maintained exemplary performance standards with a diverse range of functions. Also, strategically developing strong working relationship with the political organizations not limited to grassroots organizations, ministerial alliances, city council members, county commissioners, various service agencies and the department of juvenile justice etc. She has dedication her life to working with the homeless population, Parents for Education NC and at-risk youth towards self-sufficiency and becoming economic independence endeavors.
Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, Jr. has been a resident of the New Hanover County since age one and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1984. He is the owner of Barfield & Associates Realty, LLC and has been a licensed Realtor since 1997. He served as president of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors in 2007. Commissioner Barfield is married to Laura Renita Barfield and they have four daughters. His favorite pastimes are reading and golf.