As Pender Early College High School Principal Christie Brown retires, Daniel Sidor is taking over as the new principal.
Pender County Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Sidor as the next principal of Pender Early College High School (PECHS). Sidor, who has been a dedicated teacher at PECHS since 2007, brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the school’s mission.
“It has been a long-term goal to have the opportunity to serve in a higher leadership position at PECHS,” Sidor says. “I have been a committed teacher at PECHS for over 16 years, and I’m thankful that Pender County Schools has entrusted me with this opportunity to serve as principal.”
Sidor’s journey with the Early College model for high schools began in 2007, just one year after PECHS opened its doors. He has been an integral part of the school community, demonstrating a passion for education and a commitment to student success. During his tenure at PECHS, Sidor served as the lead teacher, supporting his colleagues and contributing significantly to the school’s growth and development.
One of Sidor’s remarkable achievements at PECHS was his role in creating pacing guides and curriculum for multiple courses, benefiting both Pender County Schools and North Carolina Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS). His dedication to fostering student growth and reflection is evident through his work with the Comprehensive Academic Portfolio (CAP) program.
Sidor’s educational journey includes a master’s in Education with a focus on Curriculum/Instructional Supervision, earned in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). He also obtained an Administration Add-On Licensure during the same year.
His administrative experience includes serving as a substitute principal at PECHS since 2013 and as a summer school principal in 2016, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Sidor’s dedication to education extends beyond PECHS, as he has also worked as an educator at North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and Cape Fear Community College.
Sidor’s commitment to improving education and creating a positive learning environment has earned him recognition and accolades. He was awarded Teacher of the Year at PECHS in 2016 and 2019, reflecting his excellence and dedication as an educator. Current PECHS principal Christie Brown is retiring at the end of September.