Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27004

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

* M.S.A. in School Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill * BEd in History and Education, Elon University

Mr. Aaron Acome, Interim Principal (H-O)

We are excited to announce that Mr. Aaron Acome is our Interim Principal at East Chapel Hill High School 

Mr. Acome began his career in education in 1998 as a high school social studies teacher at East Chapel Hill High School. After 16 years in the classroom, he transitioned into administration, serving as an Assistant Principal at Cedar Ridge High School and Smith Middle School from 2015 – 2018 before returning to East Chapel Hill High School as an Assistant Principal in 2018. 

Mr. Acome grew up in Fulton, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Elon University and holds a Masters of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Mr. Acome is looking forward to serving as the interim principal of East Chapel Hill High School and believes the goal of school leadership is to ensure a safe and equitable community that promotes high academic achivement and a love for learning. To reach these goals, he belives in building meaningful relationships and providing strong support for teachers so they can engage students in learning and thriving every day. 

Mr. Acome enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, an educational leader in WCPSS, and their four children, Kelsey (23), Brennen (21), Brianne (18) & Connor (9).  

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27006

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

* M.S.A. in School Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill * B.A. in English and Education, Universidad de Costa Rica-San José.

Ileana Herrera Lobo, Assistant Principal (A-G)

Ms. Herrera has been a school administrator with the CHCCS district since 2015; at ECHHS since 2018 and three years at CHHS.  Ms. Herrera came from Chatham County where she served as a school administrator for two years at Virginia Cross Elementary and four years at Jordan-Matthews High School. Previously, she served as district ESL Lead Teacher and ESL Program Facilitator at Lee County Schools for six years, and as an English/ESL teacher for 4 years.

Ms. Herrera is originally from Costa Rica and she has two adult children, two German Shepherd giants, and two cats. She enjoys hiking, paddling, gardening, and spending time at her home. 

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27005

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

* M.S.A. in School Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill * B.A. in Secondary English Education, South Carolina State University

Brandon Patterson, Assistant Principal (P-Z)

Mr. Patterson has been at ECHHS since July of 2020. Prior to his move to the district, he served as a school administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school level in Wake or Durham County for 8 years. In addition, for 11 years, he provided leadership in several areas at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), including the NC Teacher and Principal of the Year programs and federal grant programs Title I, Title II, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. 

Mr. Patterson is a native of Durham, and he and his beautiful wife of 23 years, Gerrelyn, have 3 daughters, one who is a freshman in college and twins who are sophomores in high school.  He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, reading an occasional book, and cheering for Carolina basketball.