Phone: 2529461611 ext. 24307


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. James "Shad" Watters

James "Shad" Watters is a native and lifelong resident of Washington, NC. He has over eleven years of teaching experience and is a certified ESL teacher. This is Shad's third year at Eastern Elementary and second year at Bath Elementary. 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 three grandkids (number four is on the way!) He is also a Chaplain (Major) in the NC Army National Guard with over 18 years of service and two overseas deployments.

"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."



Eastern Elementary-Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Bath Elementary-Tuesday, Thursday