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Phone: 252-444-5150


Ms. Dana Baker

I am thrilled to be joining the great Gator family as principal of W.J. Gurganus this year! 

I completed my Bachelor's Degree at East Carolina University and began my career in education in Beaufort County over 25 years ago, having taught kindergarten, first, third and fourth grades. In 2018, I completed my Master's in School Administration with a Curriculum License. At that point, I moved to Craven County, accepting an Assistant Principal job at Havelock Middle School, where I remained for three years. In 2021, I moved to Bridgeton Elementary and served as Assistant Principal for the next two years. 

I enjoy spending time with my three daughters and my five grandchildren. I also love trying new restaurants, reading, working in my yard and going to the beach. 

It is an honor to be a part of the Gator family and have an opportunity to work with the students, staff, families and community in order to continue a journey of academic success!