2017-10-21 / The Bullhorn

RCS welcomes new MED

By Madison Fuller and Sara Coates
Bullhorn Editor and Report er

New leader Dave Ebert gives a thumbs up at his desk at Roxboro Community School. 
Sara Coat es New leader Dave Ebert gives a thumbs up at his desk at Roxboro Community School. Sara Coat es Roxboro Community School (RCS) welcomes Dave Ebert as the new managing executive director (MED).

Ebert has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He also has two master’s degrees, one from UNC and one from North Carolina State University.

Beyond his education, Ebert has had over 35 years of experience in the public school setting.

Ebert has taught high school, middle school and elementary school students.

He has also coached several teams at the middle and high school level.

He has had experience as an assistant principal and principal at the middle school level, along with being a principal at the high school level for the past 12 years.

As far as what to do with his free time, Ebert said he “loves all sports,” specifically golf and spending time with his family.

“What seems like hundreds of years ago, in the mid to late 70s,” Ebert said that he played baseball for UNC.

Ebert was also recently inducted into his high school’s Hall of Fame, which he said was a “really big deal” to him.

He has been given countless opportunities to mix his interest in sports with his interest in spending time with his family through coaching a variety of teams that each of his three children have been members.

Caroline, Ebert’s oldest child, is 27 years old, and has followed in his footsteps as a teacher and coach.

His next born, Cassie, is 25 years old, and is getting ready to begin a new job at Duke University Medical Center.

His youngest, Chase, is 18 years old, and is a freshman at East Carolina University.

Though all of his children are “grown,” Ebert and his wife are never lonely, because they have a rescue dog named Buddy, who is a lab and pointer mix.

Ebert still loves to get his family together, though it has become “harder to get everyone going in the same direction,” as his children have grown older.

His family typically goes to the beach each July, but he and his wife enjoy taking small trips on the weekend. “I’ve got so many [places that I love to visit,] but I like going to the mountains, especially this time of year,” said Ebert.

“The beach is fun, but we like the mountains the best.”

Ebert, who lives in Mebane, said the small town vibes of Roxboro remind him of home.

“I’m excited about being here,” Ebert said.

“This is a new opportunity for me. Everyone I have met, including students, staff, parents, and family members, have all been so friendly.”

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