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Harold McCormick Elementary School

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Eric Wampler has worked in Elizabethton City Schools since 2004. After three years serving as principal at Harold McCormick Elementary, he was called to serve as Interim Director of Early Learning, Curriculum and Testing in grades 6 -12, Attendance and Data Services last year.  He has returned to serve as the principal at Harold McCormick Elementary. He is a 1993 graduate of Council High School in Buchanan County, VA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from ETSU, as well as a Master of Arts in Education and an Education Specialist Degree from Union College. He joined the United States Air Force in August of 1995 and has served in Operation Northern Watch and Operation Desert Fox. He continues to serve our country in the Tennessee Air National Guard and has served in support of Operation Joint Forge, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Southern Watch. Eric just celebrated 20 years of marriage with Samantha in July. Samantha is also an employee of the Elizabethton City School System. Eric and Samantha have two children, Owen and Ainsley, both at Elizabethton High School.  He enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, golf, and scuba diving.


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