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Principal's Corner


Hello!  Welcome to the Roanoke valley Early College.  My name is Eric Pullen, and it has been my pleasure to serve the school community here at RVEC since 2016.  I have the distinct pleasure of leading the #1 School in the Roanoke Valley!  

As a school, we are placing a tremendous focus on increasing our rigor throughout all classes so that our students are challenged, engaged, and learning.  One of the ways we seek to meet our goal of being the best in the area is to graduate 100% of our seniors with dual degrees- a high school diploma and an associates degree.  We are also working on increasing our communication with families so that they are more engaged in their child's school and to create a small, supportive learning environment for each of student's where they are encouraged to excel. 

If you have any questions or concerns, my door is always open.  I can be reached by phone here at the school at 252-536-6382 or by email anytime at [email protected].



A native of Nash County, Mr. Pullen grew up in Bailey, NC.  He was awarded the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship and attended East Carolina University, earning a degree in History Education. While a senior at ECU, Mr. Pullen was selected as the Outstanding Senior in History Education.  He then taught high school and middle school in Edgecombe and Nash counties.  At that time, Mr. Pullen entered school administration, serving as an Assistant Principal at Phillips High in Wake County, and at Louisburg High in Franklin County before becoming the principal at the Roanoke Valley Early College in Weldon. Mr. Pullen earned a Master's degree in School Administration from ECU .  He has three children, ages 13, 11, and 9, and loves to camp, travel, and go to the beach.

Mr. Pullen holds a firm belief that students can be successful with an appropriate environment and the right supports.  As a data-driven instructional leader, he works to improve student learning outcomes so that all students graduate college or career ready.