Ms. Freda Hicks - Principal

Dr. John Heath - Assistant Principal

Mr. Joash Chung - Assistant Principal

Ms. Jennie Phillips - School Treasurer

Ms. Rebecca Johnson - Student Information Manager



Ms. Freda Hicks








A few mentions about Ms. Hicks!
  • Born and raised in Sumter, SC. My family is still there.
  • Attended College at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC on a track and field scholarship.  Graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  Attended UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in School Administration.
  • After initial training in another county on STEM, I became aware that PHS was looking into STEM as a school.  After reading the school improvement plan and saw where they were headed, I wanted to be a part of that and applied for the principal position.
  • I absolutely love the students! They have some great idea about their school.  I also love working with our staff.  They want our students to be the best and want the best for them.  
  • I don't think I have a favorite "thing" in life.  
  • I love ice cream even in the winter time.  I like trying different flavors that are not typical flavors. 
  • I love to read and am working on my fourth Kindle device.  I'm ready for a new one!  I also love to road trips.  I also love to buy and try beauty products.  So beauty and books call my name.
  • When I grow up I want to be a writer.



FAVORITES for Ms. Hicks


Birthday: January 5th
Teaching Anniversary: August 1 
What makes me smile: Family & Friends
Favorite color: Red
Favorite hobby: Reading, traveling, make-up
Favorite school supply: Chart paper
Favorite flower: Rose
Favorite sports team: UNC, Carolina Panthers
Favorite breakfast treat: Starbucks white chocolate mocha
Favorite candy: Peanut M&Ms
Favorite drink: Sweet tea
Favorite snack: BBQ chips
Favorite dessert: Chocolate cake
Favorite store: Belk 
Favorite restaurants: Outback, Olive Garden
Favorite place to go: Big cities - NYC, Atlanta, LA




Dr. John Heath

Assistant Principal








FAVORITES for Dr. Heath!


Birthday: May 22
Teaching Anniversary:  
What makes me smile: People becoming invested in the community!
Favorite color: Carolina Blue
Favorite hobby: UNC Sports
Favorite school supply: Post-it Notes
Favorite flower: Chyrsanthemum
Favorite sports team: UNC Tarheels
Favorite breakfast treat: Pop Tarts
Favorite candy: Gummy Bears
Favorite drink: Diet Pepsi & Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
Favorite snack: Cheese & crackers
Favorite dessert: Ice cream & apple pie
Favorite store: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Target, Wal-Mart, Weaver Street, Whole Foods
Favorite restaurants: Al's Burger Shack, Cheesecake Factory, Chilis, Subway
Favorite place to go: Downtown Durham and Raleigh



Mr. Joash Chung

Assistant Principal




FAVORITES for Mr. Chung


Birthday: July 30
Teaching Anniversary: 2010 
What makes me smile: Beautiful weather, great food, great friends, seeing lives transformed!
Favorite color: Blue 
Favorite hobby: Hiking, camping, running
Favorite school supply: Gel pens
Favorite flower: hmmm....
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Favorite breakfast treat: Donuts
Favorite candy: All things chocolate
Favorite drink: Coffee
Favorite snack: Nuts
Favorite dessert: Chocolate chip cookies
Favorite store: Amazon, J. Crew, Uniglo
Favorite restaurants: Al's Burger Shack, Chick Fil-A
Favorite place to go: to the mountains and trails



Ms. Jennie Phillips

School Treasurer



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Ms. Rebecca Johnson

Student Information Manager









FAVORITES for Ms. Johnson


Birthday: March 24
Teaching Anniversary: Started at PHS - 10/5/15 
What makes me smile: My boys, watching kids learn new things
Favorite color: Turquoise 
Favorite hobby: Shopping
Favorite school supply: Pens, post-it notes
Favorite flower: Tulips
Favorite sports team: UVA
Favorite breakfast treat: Boberry biscuit
Favorite candy: Reeses cups
Favorite drink: Mt. Dew, sweet tea, caramel frappe
Favorite snack: Plain Lay's chips
Favorite dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite store: Target, Belk, Kohls
Favorite restaurants: Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Chick Fil-A
Favorite place to go: BEACH!