Principal: Mrs. Devane
I received my Bachelor of Art’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and Master’s in School Administration from Western Carolina University. I also hold a Reading License and my certification in Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG). During my thirty years as an educator, I have had the opportunity to experience several roles in the field of education with each one bringing its own rewards. I have been a classroom teacher, AIG teacher, Reading Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Being an educator is truly the most rewarding profession. My career with Buncombe County Schools began at NBES and I previously served as Assistant Principal here, so I am thrilled to be back where I consider home.
There are many ways for you to participate and become involved in our school community. We have a very active PTO and group of parent volunteers. We know that each family’s schedule and home commitments are different, and we value and appreciate the type of involvement you choose. On behalf of the staff, I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit NBES and see all of the wonderful things that take place each day. Our partnership with you sets the foundation for success. We’re glad that you’ve chosen NBES as your school!
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance. I can be reached at