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Principal's Welcome


Dear Greenville Families,  

It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter to you as we begin the  2023-2024 school year. For the past four years, I have had the great fortune of serving  as a Greenville administrator. As many of you know, for thirteen years prior to assuming  the role of school administrator, I was a reading specialist at Greenville. In my roles as  principal, assistant principal, reading specialist, testing coordinator and co-leader of Greenville’s Student Council, I have had the pleasure of building great relationships with  countless students and their families. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue building relationships, improving student learning and helping to advance future district goals and initiatives this school year.

As a twenty-four year veteran educator, I have dedicated myself to the field of education and to student growth. I bring a broad range of educational experiences to my role as principal of our school. My career started in the New York City Public Schools where I taught fourth through sixth grade and later worked as a literacy coach supporting teachers and students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Before joining Greenville’s faculty, I taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am excited to utilize my experience, my openness to learning and my student-centered approach to continue to support Greenville’s students and staff. I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members.

Please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation, ideas and input. In partnership, let us always keep our students as the  primary focus of our work. I look forward to continuing to work with your children, their  teachers and you, celebrating our collective successes for this school year and for years to come.  


Marissa Ferraro Signature

Marisa Ferrara