About Worth Forbes

Worth Forbes is a native of Pitt County and lives in Greenville, North Carolina with his wife, Karen. He has two children, Thompson and Caroline. He has lived on a farm all his life and has been involved in education for over 30 years.

Professional Credentials:

Current Member of the Pitt County Board of Education, Seat 6A.

31 years of educational experience, primarily in Pitt County Schools.

First-hand experience as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, and Associate Superintendent for Pitt County Schools.

Proven record of meeting and improving growth in test scores, as mandated by the state in every school where he has been an administrator.

1998 Assistant Principal of the Year, Pitt County Schools.

2005 Principal of the Year, Pitt County Schools.

Associate Superintendent for Educational Programs and Services, Pitt County Schools.

Presenter: Education Trust Conference, Washington, DC. This Educational Foundation Trust was partially funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of focusing on and promoting strategies for student success and closing the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students. Worth's success in this area recognized him as a leader in closing the achievement gap for students in Pitt County Schools.


Personal/Community Information:

Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ayden, North Carolina.

Member, University Church of God, Greenville, North Carolina. Active membership including instruction in small group meetings and Sunday School for adults.

Commissioner, Eastern Pines Fire Department .

Member, The Ayden Rotary Club.

 

Education:

East Carolina University, BS, 1979
East Carolina University, MA Education, 1985
East Carolina University, Administration, 1987
East Carolina University, Six-year program (EDS), 1991
Liberty University, MA Theological Studies, 2011


Publications:

From the Ground Up: A Common Sense Approach to Building a Foundation for High Student Achievement. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse April 10, 2006.



MY VISION

I will use my experience and knowledge to improve Academic Excellence, prepare students for the 21st century, and address programs being impacted by budget concerns.  As your representative, I'll use personal and professional experiences, along with your input, to make a positive difference, and move our school system forward. 


Worth Forbes
Board of Education Seat 6A worth@worthforbes.com