Phillip Middleton

Profile Updated: December 11, 2008
Residing In: Rose Hill, NC USA
Occupation: Educational Administrator
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I graduated from the NC School of Science and Mathematics in 1988. Upon graduation, I attended Columbia University, the University of Guam, and North Carolina State University. I earned a BA in English at North Carolina State University. Later, I earned a MSA from East Carolina University.

My professional career has been in education. Particularly, I have served the public schools of North Carolina as a teacher, principal, consultant, and director. I am currently the Director of Middle Grades Education and Special Programs for Duplin County Schools.

School Story:

My favorite memory from my experiences at Wallace-Rose Hill High School is of an episode that took place in Mr. Bowden's classroom. Mr. Bowden and I were engaged in a conversation about the hero's journey. And, he gave to me a book, Plutarch's Lives of Noble Greeks and Romans, about ideal men who seemed to have a calling on their lives. These were men who were inspired to action by circumstances around them or by visions that they possessed. And, these gentlemen took up the charge to actuate their dreams or visions into reality. Mr. Bowden handed to me that day his personal copy of the book and challenged me to read it. I did and that text significantly changed my life. I determined from having read Plutarch's Lives of Noble Greeks and Romans that I could and that I would become the master of my own fate and chart my own destiny.

Do you have any gray hair yet?

Yes

What is the biggest thing you would do differently if you relive your high school years at W-RH?

I would focus more and earn better grades.

What states have you lived in?

North Carolina, New York, and the U.S. Territory of Guam

Have you ever sang Karaoke?

Yes

Ever been on TV?

Yes, I was a part of a discussion panel on UNC Public Television in college.

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The old me at Columbia University in 1988