Mr. Brewer

This is my twenty-third year as a N.C. public school teacher and I have taught at Nash Central High for eighteen years. As to my formal education, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Archaeology from UNC Chapel Hill. After that, I received a full scholarship to work on my Master’s Degree in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeobotany from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. I wrote a thesis there on plant remains and subsistence patterns among Native Americans in Arkansas from 400 A.D. Following my graduate studies, I pursued a certification in Education, taking classes through East Carolina University. As a teacher, I had the opportunity to take a Graduate class on Data Wise Training at Harvard University. I was honored by my peers as a Nash County Teacher of the Year Finalist in 2018. Most people do not know that I am licensed to teach high school History and Science. My family is very important to me. I have a strong and wonderful wife Flora Brewer. I have two grown up children; Ethan and Diana. Ethan graduated from the NC School of Science and Math and Diana is pursuing a career in the field of Optometry. My hobbies/interests include bee keeping, gardening, aquaponics, homesteading, archaeology, rock and fossil hunting, wood working and investing/entrepreneurship. I consider myself lucky to have taught so many interesting and talented students over the years at Nash Central High. Many of them have gone on to be successful beyond my hopes and dreams.



My name is Terri Cash (Coach Cash). I have been teaching at Nash Central High School since the doors opened in 2002. There is no place that I would rather be. I transferred to North Carolina Wesleyan University from Okaloosa Walton Community College in Niceville, Florida in 1994. At NCWU I double majored in History and Middle School Education and minored in English and Political Science. I played basketball in college and continue to pursue my love for the sport through coaching the girl's team here at school. I have also been the boy's and girl's cross country coach since the fall of 2017. I have two children. A son, Montre' Cash, who is a 2017 NCHS graduate, and who currently serves on the basketball coaching staff at Gardner-Webb University while pursuing his Masters. My daughter, A'dia Cash is a 7th grader at Nash Central Middle School.



Mr. Joyner

This is my fifth year teaching, but as a Nash Central High graduate, I feel I have been here for much longer. I received my bachelor's degree in History from NC State University in 2019. Teaching American History is my passion and I am honored to teach at my alma mater. Outside of school, I am married and we have a beautiful daughter.



Ms. Purvis

Born and raised in Rocky Mount, I went through Edgecombe County Public Schools and proceeded to attend The University of North Carolina- Greensboro. After graduating in 2021, I returned to ECPS and taught at SWE for one year and then transferred to Nash Central High School where I am currently in my third year teaching.



Ms. Selner

I am originally from a small town in north western Indiana where I worked for many years in restaurant management before attending and graduating from Indiana University with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and followed by a B.G.S in Social Justice. I arrived in Eastern North Carolina as a Teach for America Teacher. I was offered a position teaching African American History at Nash Central have been teaching History & Journalism for the past 19 years. I have two wonderful children and two loveable grandbabies.



Mr. Taylor

I am a graduate of Methodist University and have been teaching for over 30 years. I enjoy having my students attend historical events and trips off campus and participate in reenactments in the classroom. I was honored to be named the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 and in 2019, I was named the SAR National High School History Teacher of the Year. My wife, Leslie, is the Media Coordinator at Nashville Elementary School and we have two sons, Marques and Matthew.