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New Team Members

Oxford Preparatory School is thrilled to welcome new team members for the upcoming 2021–2022 school year. Join us in learning more about the new additions to our faculty and staff below. Find out more about the remaining positions we are hiring by visiting our Human Resources page.

North Carolina Governor's School
Isaac Charles Watkins holding certificate

Isaac Charles Watkins, a junior at Oxford Preparatory School, has been selected for the North Carolina Governor's School of 2021. Isaac lives in Oxford, North Carolina with his parents, Chris and Kelly Cox. His selection for this honors program is based on his academic performance in the social sciences. Isaac excels outside of the classroom as well. In 2020, Isaac was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. He is an accomplished musician and a member of the Oxford Preparatory School jazz band. He participates in varsity swimming and cross country. During his spare time, Isaac finds many ways to give back to his community including things such as building a prayer garden at his church where people can go to reflect. He often joins together with members of a band he co-founded, The Palm Trees, to provide entertainment for various events at the Oxford Senior Center.

The North Carolina Governor's School is a five and a half week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

Isaac Charles Watkins posing with group

The North Carolina Governor's School is the nation’s oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted high school students. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 335 students each: Governor's School West at High Point University in High Point, and Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A board of governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body.