Principal

Mrs. Arrica DuBose

Phone: (919) 967-4343 Ext 33200

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in School Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Winston-Salem State University

Mrs. Arrica DuBose

It is my privilege and honor to serve the Seawell Community. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our wonderful students, fabulous faculty, supportive parents and community members.

To tell you a little about myself, I was born and raised in North Carolina. I have two adorable boys and a wonderful husband.

I attended Winston-Salem State University where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I also received my Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and I’m currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.  

I began my teaching career with Durham Public Schools.  I also had the wonderful opportunity to complete my Principal Internship in Durham. Afterwards, I became an assistant principal with the Wake County Public School System.  I returned to Durham to work in Central Services as a Title I School Improvement Specialist and Parent Involvement District Coordinator. I also served as a principal in Durham for six years before coming to Seawell.    

I love working with the entire school community and I am very excited to be a member of such a dynamic team. I share my background with you because I want you to know I understand that your children’s education and well-being mean everything to you. I will treat each student as if they are my own.  With this knowledge, it is a pleasure that I will have the honor to work with you to ensure our students grow, learn, and have a wonderful school year!

 

I look forward to meeting you, working with everyone, and becoming a vested member of the Seawell Elementary Community.

Assistant Principal

Mr. Matthew Paylor

Phone: (919) 967-4343, ext. 33204

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in School Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, North Carolina Central University

Mr. Matthew Paylor

Matthew L. Paylor, II is the son of two retired principals. Mr. Paylor has been an avid reader and traveler since childhood. He attended Immaculata Catholic School for ten years. One of his favorite hobbies is collecting basketball sneakers. Matthew matriculated at NCCU where he graduated with honors in Early Childhood Education. He earned his graduate degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina. In Fall 2018, he will pursue his Doctorate of Education at Johns Hopkins University.

Matthew taught at Oak Grove Elementary in Durham Public Schools. He has served on the School Improvement Team, RTI, MTSS, EOG Tutoring and various other leadership committees. Also, Matthew is a supervisor for the Teen Program at the Holton Career and Resource Center in Durham. In 2017, Spectacular Magazine honored Matthew Paylor as The Man of the Year in the Emerging Leader Category. 

His passion is the ability to guide effective instruction via data, rigor, relevance and relationships. Another area of focus is mentoring a young man who is a junior at Jordan High School in DPS for the last decade. In Matthew’s leisure time he enjoys basketball. He attended Coach K’s Basketball Camp as a youngster. Besides reading, traveling over holidays and vacation time is his passion. He has toured parts of Spain, Greece, France, Japan, China, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Mexico.

Matthew has a brother who graduated from Guilford College and a sister who graduated from Johnson & Wales University.

He is excited to join the community, team, and family of Seawell Elementary! He is most excited about forming genuine relationships with the students and families at the school.

Matthew’s vision statement is: "Instill the efficacy of growth for students and adults."