John A. Eldridge, son of Beverly and Ted Eldridge of Warren, defended his dissertation and completed his doctor of education program in educational leadership (Ed.D.) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on May 14.
Eldridge is serving as executive director for the Enrichment Region in the Guilford County, N.C., school system. He previously served the district as an instructional improvement officer, overseeing nine high schools. Prior to working for Guilford County Schools, Eldridge was the principal of Chatham Central High School. In 2004, under his leadership, Chatham Central was recognized as one of the most promising high schools in North Carolina and a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education. He also was recognized as the Wachovia Principal of the Year for Chatham County and the Central/Piedmont Triad Regional Principal of the Year. While teaching, he was recognized as teacher of the year at both Bonlee and Siler City elementary schools.
Eldridge has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and earned his master of school administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
John A. Eldridge
He lives in Siler City, N.C., with his wife, Kelly, and daughters, Landin and Emery.
Brandon Eric Nelson graduated on May 8 from Appalachian State University with a master's degree in college student development. He is the son of Joe and Karen Vile and graduated from Warren Area High School.
Erin Belleau, daughter of Glenn and Mary Belleau of Warren, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Gannon University. Belleau is a psychology major, a Student Ambassador for Gannon and is a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. Belleau is also a resident assistant for Gannon.
Grove City College recently announced academic honors for the spring semester. April Ditonto, daughter of Bennie and Sandra Ditonto Jr. of Warren, was named to the dean's list with high distinction with a grade average of 3.85 or better. A 2007 graduate of Eisenhower High School, she is majoring in music. Sarah Grable, daughter of Daniel and Kathryn Grable of Pittsfield, was named to the dean's list with a grade average of 3.4 to 3.59. A 2008 homeschool graduate, she is majoring in economics.