Enfield Middle School Principal, Teicher Patterson has passed away. Patterson who was battling with (Coronavirus) Covid-19 succumbed to the disease yesterday.
Mr Teicher Patterson studied Music Education at the North Carolina Central University. He went to Hoke County High school.
The news of his death was officially announced to the public by Halifax County Superintendent Eric Cunningham. The Halifax County Schools have released an official statement about Principal Mr. Teicher Patterson’s death.
Today, as a district we mourn and share with deep sadness, the passing of Mr. Teicher Patterson, Principal of Enfield Middle Steam Academy.
As a passionate educator and remarkable man, Mr. Patterson served Halifax County Schools for 28 years. His range i service included serving as a band teacher, an assistant principal and a principal. He was a mentor to many people. He loved Enfield Middle Steam Academy immensely. In 2020, he was recognized as the Halifax County Schools Principal of the year. He loved his community and the children he served. His last activity was participating in local community parade to highlight the acomplishement of the 2020 graduates.
Let’s reflect on all the wonderful memories we have of Mr. Patterson. They will now become TREASURES!! Allow his memory and legacy to give us fuel to live on and press forward. Mr Patterson was one of our soldiers in the army of righteousness. He will be missed but his memory will not be forgotten!!.
Reacting to his death Jen Mangrum wrote on Facebook “I just learned that Halifax County Principal of the Year, Teicher Patterson has passed away from COVID. I am so sad for his family, his school community and all of the children whose lives he touched. He was a shining star in North Carolina and in public education and he will be missed.”
Jay Bell wrote “I said it before; life is like a vapor here for a moment and gone the next. My heart is heavy due to the loss of life. Dr Teicher Patterson made an impact on me in the 3 years I got to know him. Our last conversation at SE Halifax graduation was about his commitment to his students at Enfield Middle and his faith in God. I will miss his words of encouragement. Damn My heart is heavy”
Zach Marks wrote “Rest in Peace Teicher Patterson. You fought this mess hard the past few weeks friend. Lucky enough to complete our MSAs together from 2011-2013 and thankful that we were able to reconnect as we completed DLP together this past year.
Prayers for his family, his students and staff, and all of Halifax County Schools. It’s fitting he had been named Principal of the Year for 19-20 in HCS. A true servant leader in every sense of the word.”
Ke Sullivan in a lengthy post penned down his tribute
I’ve created posts and then deleted them . I still don’t want to believe this but I know God makes no mistakes. We prayed to God for healing and he delivered the healing just not physically for us to see it. Mr P. was a man that believed in you when you didn’t at all . A man that saw the best in people . He stated the facts even when you didn’t want to hear them . He taught discipline, respect and honor ,just to name a few . He was loved by many for his compassion for his students who we deemed to be his kids. A true man of God and no matter the time of day or night he was a phone call away . He was always there when i needed him through high school , college and as an adult . He called me to speak to the students for a banquet one year . I said man you thought of me …he said yes why not . He also called me over the summers of college to be in charge of the dancers and the flag girls and offered me a permanent position for the upcoming school year. He was my mothers’ coworker and friend for years with USM and the NWHHS family . He supported me when i went from teaching to my passion of doing hair . He said you can always come back if you want because you have the degree. He was my family . My mentor and a father figure to name a few . To sum it all , he genuinely cared about people. Mr Teicher Patterson You have fought a good fight, You have finished the course and you kept the faith.
Henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give you at that day: and not to you only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Goodnight Mr P. Until we meet again Excellence is no Accident Therefore we are moving from Good to Great Rest well Akeila Your trumpet player/Section Leader Your band daughter Class of ‘07.
John Brown wrote “All, it is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Teicher Patterson. I had the distinct privilege of getting to know him well during the last couple of years as I worked with him and Chastity Kinsey and their students in Enfield. What a beautiful person he was.
If you didn’t know him, you need to know that he was a gentle spirit, a kind man and he LOVED his students. When we met to prepare for our sessions, he was always committed to giving his students the best experience no matter what, and he wanted every one of them to get something out of their time at school. I always took cues from him for his passion and love for music and teaching, and I will carry that with me. A great man left us today. Please keep his family and his students in your prayers. I will truly miss him.
People, we must stay vigilant in our fight against the covid virus. It is not a hoax, and it is not just kind of going away with the heat, as some suggest. People we know and love are going away, though. It is taking people we know and love. Please stay safe and do your part to prevent the spread. Please.”
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