Belmont Elementary School
1517 Bolling Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Patrick earned an undergraduate degree in secondary education with a concentration in History (5-12) and American History-concentration in 20th Century Terrorism. He also earned a Master of Education in K-12 Literacy. He was recognized as the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. He was also a Gilder Lehrman Teacher seminar participant and completed the National Dropout Prevention Council training. Patrick is the current assistant principal for Roanoke Rapids High School in Roanoke Rapids. He had previously served as Assistant Principal at Belmont Elementary School.
Patrick Quast is a NELA Fellow.
NELA 2.0 brings together a land-grant university and a consortium of 13 rural, high-need school districts to increase student achievement by preparing and retaining assistant principals and principals to serve as instructional leaders in the consortium’s high-need schools. The proposed project is called NELA 2.0 because it builds upon the successes of other funded projects among the partners and is part of a comprehensive initiative to increase student achievement in northeast North Carolina (NC). NELA 2.0 builds on, refines, and expands the work of an aspiring leaders academy called NELA. The new NELA 2.0 program will include professional development for current principals and creates a succession plan for the Northeast North Carolina region with the ultimate outcome of increasing student achievement by achieving four objectives.