Carrboro High School

CHS Mission Statement
“Our mission is to develop well-educated, responsible, and productive global citizens through a program of studies centered on reading, writing, mathematical, technological, and cultural proficiency. This will enable them to face the challenges of their post-secondary careers, to grow as people, to value differences amongst individuals, to achieve their fullest potential, to become responsible citizens, to value lifelong education, and to adapt to a changing world. Students, parents, staff, and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community are equal partners in this mission.”

Administrative Team

LaVerne Mattocks

I began my career as an English teacher at my alma mater, Pamlico County High School in eastern North Carolina. I later migrated to the triangle and Durham Public Schools, where I taught English at Southern High. I eventually moved into school administration, serving as an assistant principal at both Hillside High and Riverside High. I have been with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools since 2009, and at Carrboro High School since July 2012. Prior to that, I was the first Principal of Phoenix Academy High School. Most recently, I am proud to say I had the pleasure of serving as Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 2015 Principal of the Year. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.A. in English-Education. Along the way, I've earned my Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my Doctorate from North Carolina State University. I enjoy volunteerism and stay connected with professionals in our region by serving as a Leadership Coach for Leadership Triangle's Transforming Leaders Program.
Assistant Principal
Spencer Hawkins

I began my career as a secondary school counselor in 1998.  As such, the forging of positive relationships with students, parents, and staff is a top priority for me.  In 2010, I transitioned into school leadership because I wished to be an active agent of school reform and maximized potential for all students.  I have worked in Chapel Hill-Carrboro since 2010 but have spent time as an educator at all three levels, in four NC school districts, and even as a private consultant specializing in the development of high school transition programs.  I have degrees from UNC-Greensboro, NC State, and UNC Chapel Hill. I am currently writing my dissertation for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at UNC Chapel Hill as well.  I am also a certified scuba diver and comic book collector who enjoys working out and traveling (especially to Walt Disney World with my wife and kids!).
Assistant Principal
James Hopkins

I am entering my 14th year as a public educator and could not be more excited to be a part of the Carrboro High School Team.  My father’s service in the military afforded me many opportunities to travel as a child. I attended nine different public schools and have worked as an educator in three. I spent eight years in the classroom teaching the various Social Studies courses and eventually went on to pursue a degree in administration. I am a product of public education and am deeply indebted and committed to public schools.  I enjoy nothing more than teaching, serving, leading, and encouraging the diverse assortment of students I have the pleasure of working with everyday.  I also hope that students, parents, and community stakeholders understand how fortunate they are to be a part of the Carrboro High School community. Lastly, I am a huge fan of competition, the arts, and my son, Lincoln!