Principal Beverly Rudolph

Phone: (919) 918-2200 ext. 25001


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Mrs. Beverly Rudolph

As we enter this year with so many unknowns, I am honored to be at the helm of CHS. Our faculty is committed to social justice, equity and excellence for all, and will do what it takes to best serve our students--even if it makes their jobs tougher, such as taking on Canvas as a online learning platform school wide. Our community families support our staff in so many ways, and our students pursue excellence in the classroom, in the Arts, athletics, and an array of other things.  I am most proud of our students’ leadership to address social inequities, system racism, and any form of prejudice.  As a school we have a long way to go, but I am proud of all the work being done to make CHS a safer place for all our precious students. 

My personal bio: I am a North Carolina native from Asheville and have served in NC public schools for twenty-one years. After earning my degree in English from UNC Asheville,  I spent eight years in the classroom as a middle grades English language arts teacher before deciding to enter school administration. Upon matriculating from UNC Chapel Hill with a Masters of School Administration in 2007, I began my career as an assistant principal at East Chapel Hill High School.  In 2011, I became the principal of Grey Culbreth Middle School, the major feeder school for Carrboro High, of which I became principal in 2017.  I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia where I plan to finish my dissertation in early 2021.  

My educational goals have remained pretty much the same over these 21 years while also deepening:

  • Creating life-learners;
  • Helping every student become the best version of themselves;
  • Working to eliminate systematic racism by dealing with my own and others’ white privilege honestly and openingly;
  • Undergirding my work with Love being the only thing in the end that matters. 

Carrboro High has so much to offer every student, and we are working hard every day for it to be a place of belonging and safety--physically, emotionally, and intellectually--for all students.

Assistant Principal Bernadette Bailey

Phone: (919) 918-2200 x25003


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Mrs. Bernadette Bailey

I am excited to join Carrboro High School as an assistant principal. I am a native of Roxboro, NC, and I have ten years of experience serving students and families as an educator. I hold a bachelor's degree from Fayetteville State University, in Criminal Justice. Before entering education, I worked to rehabilitate adjudicated teens in a therapeutic milieu. Later, I completed my Master of Arts in Instruction from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and I began teaching at Carrboro High. During my educational career I have served as a social studies teacher, instructional technology facilitator, testing coordinator, and an instructional coach with Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Person County Schools. I recently earned a masters in School Administration from UNC Greensboro via the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program. I look forward to learning, growing, and leading with CHS as we work together to help students meet their individual goals on their path to success. 

Away from work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family. We love creating works of art, gardening, and exploring. My husband, John, and I have three girls together. Caleiah is entering high school, Clarencia is a senior in college, and Johnae recently graduated from college, and works in the financial industry. I am a firm believer in the power and promise of a strong educational foundation, and I am eager to share my excitement for learning with my Jaguar family!

Assistant Principal Luke Paulsen

Phone: (919) 918-2200 ext. 25002


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Mr. Luke Paulsen

I am originally from the great state of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!), went to St. Olaf College in Minnesota (Um Yah Yah!), and for the past ten years have called North Carolina my home (Go Heels!). I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Latino Studies, dual masters degrees in Special Education and School Counseling, and am completing my doctorate in Educational Leadership at UNC. After over ten years of experience working in New York City Public Schools, Alamance Burlington School System, and Orange County Schools as a teacher, a school counselor, and an assistant principal, I am excited to be joining the Jaguar family. I look forward to learning from the dynamic educators and engaged students and families at CHS and will bring my experiences working with many different communities to help further the success of ALL students.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and looking for adventures in and around our community. My wife, Emily, and I have two beautiful children, Teddy (2.5 years old) and Penny (6 months old). You will surely see them this year supporting CHS cultural arts and sports - don’t hesitate to say hello. Go Jaguars!



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