Phone: 252-946-1611 (EES); 252-923-3251 (BES)


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Christian Ed. MDiv Chaplaincy ThM Practical Theology Certified ESL Teacher

Mr. James "Shad" Watters

James "Shad" Watters is a native and lifelong resident of Washington, NC. He has over twelve years of teaching experience and is a certified ESL teacher. The 2023-24 school year will be Shad's fourth year at Eastern Elementary and third year at Bath Elementary. Shad attended Eastern Elementary as a student from 1974-77. He graduated from Bath High School in 1987. Shad is a graduate of Liberty University and has a BA in Christian Education, a Masters of Divinity, and a Master of Theology post-grad degree.

Shad is married to Kim, and they have five kids and five grandkids (one is on the way!) He is also a Chaplain (Major) in the NC Army National Guard with nearly twenty years of service and two overseas deployments. Shad enjoys reading, running, and playing music (but not all at the same time!).

"I believe strongly in the importance of diversity. Language is an important expression of who we are and is integral to good relationships. It is my goal to celebrate and encourage our students' uniqueness and culture, while building strong English language skills through collaboration and relevant teaching."

"I look forward to serving you!"



Eastern Elementary-Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Bath Elementary-Tuesday, Thursday