Mr. Jesse Riggs wears a number of different hats at NERSBA Early College. He conducts Social and Emotional Learning experiences for scholars, provides supportive counseling, and can be found filling in wherever and whenever needed to help support the school. You may see him substituting in a classroom, answering the phone in the office, chaperoning a field trip, or being an attentive listener for a student who is struggling with a problem.
Mr. Riggs retired from the State of North Carolina after 35 years in Juvenile Justice and Mental Health and was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his service. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from East Carolina University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Mr. Riggs is from Winterville in Pitt County, North Carolina where he and his wife, Pam live on the family farm. Mr. Riggs’s wife recently retired from NERSBA as the Counselor, and their son was previously an agriculture teacher at the school. Their daughter is a special education teacher with another school system.
When not at NERSBA, Mr. Riggs stays busy being a husband, father, grandfather, beekeeper, and enjoys his work as Historian for the Town of Winterville.