Faculty & Staff

Cassie Bell
Data Manager/Receptionist
252-335-7219 ext 700
Cassie Bell is the Data Manager/Receptionist for Camden Early College High School. She has been with Camden County Schools since 2003 and with CEC for 2 years. She graduated from COA with an associate in arts degree. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Brittany Lassiter
CDC/College Liaison
252-335-7219 x 701
Brittany Lassiter is the Career Development Coordinator and College Liaison for Camden Early College. The 2020-2021 school year marks her 10th year in education, 9 of which have been in Camden County. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from NCSU in 2010, her Master’s in agriculture education from NCSU in 2013 and National Board certification in 2015. She enjoys helping students plan their pathways and watching students grow and succeed. Mrs. Lassiter spends her free time with her husband, her pets, helping youth with their livestock projects, and hunting.
Derrike Black
Student Support Coordinator
252-335-7219 ext 705
Mr. Derrike Black is going into his four year as CEC’s Student Support Coordinator and sixth year working for Camden County Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Anderson University, Anderson, SC, and completed his master’s degree from Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC. Prior to coming to Camden Country Schools, Mr. Black spent two years teaching at the Jedi Academy on Coruscant. Mr. Black is married to his wonderful wife Victoria. Together, the couple has one dog, Hatteras, and two cats, Squash and Good Blair.
Tammy Bush-Del Vecchio
Teacher, English
252-335-7219 ext 704
Mrs. Bush-Del Vecchio has been teaching English in Camden for 13 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English education from ECSU and her master’s in English education from ECU. For her, the most enjoyable aspect of teaching English is fostering the students’ ability to think critically and differently about topics that come up in class. Her favorite genre is utopian and dystopian literature, and she loves to explore new literature to find what will spark students’ interest the most with the hope of creating lifelong readers.
Pam Djigounian
Teacher, Social Studies
252-335-7219 ext 707
Pam Djigounian is the Social Studies teacher for Camden Early College High School. The 2020-21 school year marks the tenth year that Mrs. Djigounian has taught in Camden County. Before moving to North Carolina, she taught for 14 years in Virginia. Mrs. Djigounian is a proud graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, with a BA degree in History. Mrs. Djigounian lives with her husband Arek and their four rescue dogs: Chance, Daisy, Elvis and Cooper.
April Jackson
Teacher, Math
252-335-7219 ext 711
April Jackosn loves math...almost as much as watching her son race motocross. She has been teaching over 18 years in various states and has been with Camden County Schools for 9 years. She enjoys showing students a variety of ways to tackle math and be successful. Her excitement about teaching math can be summed up with her favorite expression, “Isn’t this fun!”
Rick Lage
Teacher, Science
252-335-7219 ext 710
Rick Lage is the newest addition to the Camden Early College teaching staff where he serves as our science department. Mr. Lage graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and philosophy and a master’s degree in secondary science education. Mr. Lage’s dogs Margo & Polo like to help him cook dinner, read a good book, or go on a drive in nice weather to nice places.
Jennifer Lilly
Teacher, Exceptional Children
252-335-7219 ext 709
Jennifer Lilly has been teaching for 17 years, 11 of which have been in Camden County, and has taught students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from UNCW in 1995 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school administration from ECSU. She enjoys helping students figure out the best solution for their learning needs and treating students as individuals, all while injecting humor into everyday life!
Captain Al Keith
Coast Guard JLP
252-331-1802 ext 713
Captain Algernon J. Keith retired from the USCG in 2008 after a 24-year career. In August of 2010 he assumed duties as Senior Maritime Science Instructor of the Camden County U. S. Coast Guard Junior Leadership Program. Captain Keith has a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and a Master of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Master Chief Lyn Dupree
Coast Guard JLP Instructor
252-335-7219 ext 714
Master Chief Dupree retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2016 after a 28 year career. He assumed the duties and responsibilities as the Maritime Science Instructor at Camden County High Schools Junior Leadership Program. Master Chief Dupree is happily married to his wife Toni and they have three children together.
Kim Hollingsworth
Nurse
252-335-7219 ext 505
Mrs. Hollingsworth has been with Camden County Schools since 2013. She serves CEC on Monday and Friday and CCHS on Tuesday and Thursday. She holds her Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) as well as her national board certification for School Nurses. ( NCSN). She is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and has 30 years of healthcare experience. Prior to transitioning to School Nursing, she specialized in Pediatrics Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care, and practiced Emergency room Nursing, and Home Health/Hospice. She is happily married to Jeff and has two grown children and two beautiful grandchildren, Mica and Makenna!

 

Faculty & Staff Shared with CCHS

Al Keith, JLP Instructor

Lyn Dupree, JLP Instructor

Chris Whitehurst, Band Instructor

Lauren Karns, School Counselor

Ed Romm, ISS Coordinator

Kim Hollingsworth, Nurse