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Minnie B. Price - Board Chair


Minnie B. Price is a native of Bladen County, North Carolina. I am a graduate of Bladen Central High School. Graduated from

Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, New York with a A.A.S. degree in Business Administration in 1977. I am a member of Brown’ Creek A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabethtown, NC. I serve in the following positions: Superintendent of Sunday School, Financial Secretary, Quarterly Conference Secretary, Director of Christian Education, member of Senior Choir and Life Member of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society. I am also active in the Elizabethtown community. I am Secretary of the West Bladen Branch NAACP, former Assistant Secretary of Bladen County Improvement Association, Treasurer of Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, Secretary of the local Democratic Precinct for Elizabethtown #2, a member of the Advisory Board for the Revitalization of Downtown Elizabethtown and Financial Secretary of BCTS-BCHS Alumni Association. Received the following awards: Elizabethtown Primary School Volunteer of the Year Award in 2002, Gladwin Shaw Award in 2003 for service to the BCTS-BCHS Alumni Association, C.U. DeBerry Citizenship Award for Community Service in 2008, Clinton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Award for Exemplary Service and Commitment in Community Service in 2010 and the Elizabethtown/White Lake Chamber of Commerce Caring Person of the Year Award in 2010.

Minnie B. Price

Roland T. McKoy

Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is proud to announce Mr. Roland T. McKoy after having served as our first headmaster has been elected to the Board of Trustees. Mr Mckoy served as the headmaster of PBLA for six years. Mr. McKoy has held numerous positions in education in his career. He has served as Elementary School Counselor, Elementary School Principal, High School Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Interim Superintendent. With his impressive background Mr. McKoy brings years of expertise to Paul R Brown Leadership Academy. As the first Headmaster of PBLA he is more than qualified to make the dream of PBLA a reality. Serving as Superintendent of Bladen County Schools he managed a school district with over 5000 students PreK-12, 30 schools, 800 plus staff members, and a budget of more than 55 million dollars. He developed a district-wide school accountability system including school quality reviews, school progress reports and a data dashboard. He developed a matrix for ranking facility needs and created a Superintendent’s Standards Review Committee to reduce costs. As Superintendent of Bladen County Schools he developed programs that closed the math, and reading achievement gap in grades three to eight, between economically disadvantaged and not economically disadvantaged students. Under his leadership the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and not economically disadvantaged students also was closed in Algebra I and English I high school students. Mr. McKoy holds a Bachelors of Arts from Fayetteville State University, a Masters of Education, in Guidance & Counseling from North Carolina A&T State University and a Certification in Administration from Fayetteville State University. Mr. McKoy belongs to the NC Association of School Administration, the Association for Supervisor and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the NC Principal and Assistant Principal Association, the Bladen County Hospital Board of Directors, and the Bladen County Department of Social Service Board of Directors. Mr. McKoy's dedication has earned him the Wachovia Principal of the Year award three years and the Bladen County Administrator of the Year award.

Roland T. McKoy

Joyce McLaughlin

Rev. Joyce A. McLaughlin was born and reared in Elizabethtown North Carolina. She was educated in the Bladen County School System. She attended Bladen Central High School and graduated from East Bladen High School class of 1974. She continued her education at Fayetteville State University where she graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Joyce is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.  She later continued her studies in Business Administration from Bladen Community College. She managed Shoe Show Incorporated business in Elizabethtown for 28 years. She is currently the pastor of Savannah Temple AME Zion Church. She has been pastoring for over 29 years. Joyce is a member of the Bladen Ministerial Alliance. She has received two Pastors of the Year Awards. She has also served on the Board of Evangelism, The State of the Church, the Board of Necrology, and is presently Chairwoman of the Caper Fear Conference of Ministry of Kindness. She also serves as Secretary of the Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy Board of Trustees.

Joyce McLaughlin

Board Secretary

Walter Drummond

Scott Johnson


Quenten Stewart

Dr. Aaron Cox

Vice Chairman

Beverly Randolph

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