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Jodie Mitchum, Principal

Hi! I'm Jodie Mitchum, Principal at First Flight Elementary School. I have been in education for over 25 years, 20 of which were in the classroom.  My first love is learning and helping others learn and grow in all areas of their lives. I also love reading, working in my yard, and long power walks.  As a school leader, my door is always open to parents, students, and teachers alike, so please feel free to drop in and introduce yourself. 

Kristin Dyer, Assistant Principal

Hello! My name is Kristin Dyer and I am the new Assistant Principal at First Flight Elementary. I am so thrilled to be joining First Flight Elementary School and I look forward to getting to know all of you.


As the newest member to the FFES family, please allow me to introduce myself. This year marks my 21st year in education and my 16th year here in Dare County. Prior to taking this position, I taught third grade at Kitty Hawk Elementary School for 5 years. I hold a Master’s degree in Special Education and I hold National Board certification. I have served as the Master Literacy trainer for Kitty Hawk Elementary in my time there. My work as a Master Literacy trainer and as a teacher leader led me to begin working on my Education Specialist degree in School Administration.


As a life-long learner, I enjoy instilling that same value in students. I am passionate about reading and literacy instruction. I work diligently to ignite a love of reading in all students. My top priority will always be your child and their education. 


I am so excited to begin my journey in school administration here at First Flight Elementary and to work with the incredible students, teachers, and families!