email: jmhale@ncpschools.net

Mrs. Hale

This is my 27th year teaching high school and I have been teaching Drama and Chorus here at Nash Central High School since the doors opened in 2002. I am a graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelors of Music. I am also certified in K-12 Theater Arts. I direct Central Singers the school Show Choir and I also direct the school spring musical. This year I am the Nash Central Teacher of the Year and I am also the Nash County Teacher of the Year. I have a wonderful supportive husband of 19 years and we have a son, Blaine who is a junior and a daughter, Jillian who is a freshman here at Nash Central.


email: jahickman@ncpschools.net

Mr. Hickman

This is my 4 year teaching Art at NCHS (13 year overall). I graduated from Fayetteville State University with a BA in Visual Arts. I believe that GOD has given us all gifts to cultivate and the freedom that you have in art is an outlet that allows students to explore all types of imaginative situations and promotes opportunities in numerous work environments. I am married to (Pastor) Celes Hickman and we have 5 children and facilitate worship at New Life Deliverance Church Ministries.


email: rkminster@ncpschools.net

Mr. Minster

This is my 10th year of teaching Band. I graduated from Furman University in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, taught in Perquimans County for three years, and have been at Nash Central since 2017. I believe in educating the whole person. Not every student I teach will pursue a career in music, but I hope to use music to teach life lessons and soft skills that will help them be successful in whatever they choose to do.


email: kgscott@ncpschools.net

Mrs. Scott

Kelly Scott is the dance teacher at Nash Central High School. She has created a program to deliver a robust dance education to students from all walks of life, regardless of their dance experience, for the last sixteen years.

Mrs. Scott believes that dance, like all art forms, is an extension of who we are as human beings. If we can understand, relate, and comprehend art. We become better, more vital, more valuable members of society because we can view life not just through our narrow perspective but through other people’s points of view.

In addition to Kelly’s career as a public high school teacher, she worked in the private studio sector as a jazz teacher for nine years and serves on the state board of the North Carolina Dance Education Organization. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance education from East Carolina University.