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Meet the Chief

 John Luciano, Principal

Mr. Luciano has been in education for over 40 years. He was born on Long Island, New York in 1949 and graduated from St. Dominic High School.  Following high school, he attended Long Island University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1970 and a Master’s in Applied Mathematics in 1972.   After serving in the military, Mr. Luciano began his teaching career in the Bronx, New York in 1974.  In 1987 he was hired as the Principal of New Port High School in New Hampshire.  He, subsequently, held Principal positions in New York and Connecticut prior to being hired as Principal of Manteo High School in August of 2006. He is married to Gail Luciano who is a teacher at Manteo Middle School.

Drew Hudspeth, Assistant Principal 

Ms. Hudspeth has served students and families in the public schools of North Carolina for 11 years.  She is a 2003 graduate of Manteo High School and later received her BA in Mathematics with a concentration in secondary education from UNCW in 2007. She returned to UNCW and received her Masters in School Administration in 2015.  Hudspeth’s career began as a high school math teacher with New Hanover County Schools.  While teaching, she coached JV and Varsity Cheerleading and her team took home a State Championship in 2009. Hudspeth completed her administrative internship while leading the Math Department at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, NC.  She has also been doing school accreditations as an external review team member with AdvancED since 2014.  Prior to her appointment at Manteo High School, Hudspeth was serving as Assistant Principal at South Brunswick Middle School in Southport, NC.