Dr. Coleman Bailey

Welcome to the team Dr. Coleman Bailey! Dr. Bailey is joining us after spending the last two years at Owen High. Everyone welcomes Dr. Bailey to the OMS Team! 

Here are a few of Dr. Bailey's career accomplishments: 

This is Dr. Bailey's 32nd year as a public school educator. He started as an Assistant Principal at Charles D. Owen High School in 2020. There, he served as the freshmen transition coordinator in the Link Crew Program as well as performing other administrative duties. 

He spent 29 years in the science classroom before he finally decided to join administration. 

In 2020, prior to his current position, he created and ran Avery County Virtual Academy as the Director of Alternative and Virtual Education. 

He taught for 9 years in Avery County, 10 years in Pitt County, and 10 years in Martin County.

 He is currently the Director of the Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Appalachian State University and serves on two state boards for STEM education. In 2020, he was the North Carolina 9-16 STEM Educator of the Year.