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Longtime educator to retire in June

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Retiring Northumberland Middle School Principal Robert Bailey

Retiring Northumberland Middle School Principal Robert Bailey

Bob Bailey, Principal of Northumberland Middle School, plans to retire after this school year. He has worked in the Northumberland school system for 38 years.
“Northumberland County has been good to me,” he said.
Bailey is originally from Richmond County and still lives there, but he doesn’t mind the 25-minute drive to NMS. “It’s just time enough  to get your head cleared, but not time enough to make you tired,” he said.
Bailey started his career  at Rehoboth School in 1975 and worked there for two years until they closed the school down. As he was the last one to come in there,  he didn’t have another job  to go to right away. Then he got a job with CETA, a federal funded  program and taught physical education  in Richmond County. After a year, he came back to Northumberland County in 1977 and taught Health and Physical Ed at Callao Elementary School. In the early 1980’s he went to the NMS to…

—Read the full story in the April 30 issue of the Northumberland Echo!