Christine Catalano

  • 3973 Kimberly Jo Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Principal, Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School


Innovative, results oriented instructional leader with 21 years of progressive leadership experience spanning every level from Pre-Kindergarten to High School. Goal oriented educator adept at using data to lead an exceptional instructional program. Experienced facilitator of professional learning.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present


Nash Rocky Mount Schools
Leader of all aspect of innovative high school program including curriculum, instruction, student life, staff development, school climate and digital learning. Administer and supervise innovative 1:1 laptop high school program. Facilitate process to create an effective Professional Learning Community. Create processes for Peer Instructional Rounds, Response to Intervention and successful program completion. Facilitate data collection, dissemination, analysis and action planning for continuous improvement. Data sets include Educator Effectiveness, End Of Course, GPA, PLAN/ACT, PSAT/SAT, benchmark, attendance, graduation rates and various other college readiness indicators.
Jul 2007 - Sep 2011

Assistant Principal

Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Oversaw all aspects of non certified staffing, facilities and transportation, leader of staff development and digital learning. Scope of position includes: Staff development and evaluation with a focus on the NC Professional Teaching Standards using MxWeb: Online Evaluation System Facilitate Professional Learning Communities using TPRI, DIBELS, ClassScape and EVASS to foster data driven instruction. Fiscal management (Federal, State & Local funds including textbooks, fieldtrips, and custodial). Coordinate testing program (EOG, Alternate Assessments, TPRI and DIBELS). Foster environment of safety built on clear, consistent expectations. Orchestrate student transportation program. Coordinate program initiatives and building level Leadership Team.

Aug 2000 - Jul 2007


Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Talented and Gifted Program Facilitator: Team taught with regular classroom teachers to address the needs of academically gifted and high ability students. Kindergarten Teacher: Frequent utilization of parent surveys to solicit information essential to enhancing planning and instruction; Designed and maintained class WebPage. Grade 1 Teacher: Integrated technology into all areas of instruction; Utilized digital camera technology to help students create multimedia products.

Aug 1995 - Jul 2000


Halifax County Schools

Grade 4 Teacher: Implemented School Renaissance reading and math program; Implemented an individualized reading program combining higher order thinking questions, parental reading logs, and online assessments. Exceptional ChildrenĀ Teacher: Addressed needs of nineĀ students with a variety of exceptionalities; Documented I.E.P. progress using Infohandler. Grade 1 Teacher: Developed and implemented individualized family literacy program; received several grants to fund program. Grade 5 Inclusion Teacher: Experienced teaching children with a variety of exceptionalities in a full inclusion setting.


Jun 2015 - Present

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

East Carolina University
2003 - 2005

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

East Carolina University
1992 - 1994

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

SUNY Fredonia
1990 - 1992

Associate of Science (AS)

Jamestown Community College



NC Standard Professional II, Academically Gifted (Grades K-12)

NC Standard Professional II License, Curriculum Instructional Specialist

NC Standard Professional II License, Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

NC Standard Professional II License, Principal (Grades K-12)

National Board Certified Teacher