THOMASVILLE — A veteran educator and current administrator at Thomasville High School will be the school’s next principal, Thomasville City Schools announced Tuesday.

During a closed session at Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Megan Silvey was promoted from her position as assistant principal as part of a specially-called session. The Thomasville City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation to promote Silvey as principal.

Silvey will officially begin her new role Aug. 1. She replaces Calvin Freeman, who had served as principal since June 2019.

Schools Superintendent Cate Gentry and board of education members said they look forward to working with Silvey to increase opportunities for all students.

“I am very pleased that Ms. Silvey will be leading Thomasville High School,” Gentry said. “I believe her passion for learning and commitment to all students will continue to enhance the work being done at THS. Ms. Silvey will be a tremendous asset in providing opportunities for students and staff alike; she is a wonderful example of the four pillars of Bulldog Nation, excellence, diversity, unity and pride.”

Silvey is a veteran educator with more than 25 years of experience as an English and history teacher, curriculum facilitator and school administrator. She previously served as principal in Wilmington at DC Virgo Middle School from 2003-09.

Prior to working for Thomasville City Schools, Silvey served in Guilford County Schools, New Hanover County Schools and Transylvania County Schools systems. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in education administration from UNC Wilmington. A native of Morganton, Silvey currently lives in Thomasville.

Silvey hopes to employ her past experiences with personalized student attention to increase student achievement and raise the school’s overall proficiency while maintaining a positive, strong school culture. Silvey also said she is committed to improving parental involvement and community partnerships throughout Thomasville, according to a press release from the school system.

On the school’s website, Silvey expressed her enthusiasm for being a Bulldog and expressed her intent to provide the necessary support for the next generation of students.

“I believe that it’s all about the kids,” Silvey said. “And I try to always work by this statement. I am here to support our students and their journey through high school as they prepare for their futures.”

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at