Christopher Eaton, who has spent the past two years as a school counselor at Governors’ Village STEM Academy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has been named assistant principal at Oakdale STEAM Elementary School. At Governors’ Village, Eaton served as the Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) leader and helped to reduce African American male suspensions by 67% in two years. He previously served as a lead school counselor at East Union Middle School in Union County (N.C.) Public Schools where he worked directly with the school’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and the Response to Intervention (RtI) programs. Prior to relocating to the Carolinas, Eaton was a middle school math teacher in Prince George’s County Public Schools in the Washington, D.C. area. His work in PGCS involved teaching STEM and middle level math in a school with a 100% free and reduced lunch population. His efforts helped to increase the end-of-year Pre-Algebra assessment scores by more than 75% in four years. He holds an undergraduate degree in communication from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a master’s in urban education from Norfolk State University. He has completed post-graduate work in education leadership at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.