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Keynote Speaker:
Dante Poole

Dante Poole is the principal of Aberdeen Elementary School, home of the Tigers.  He is proud to represent Moore County Schools as it's 21-22 Principal of the Year and looks forward to sharing the inspiring story of high-quality STEM work at Aberdeen Elementary.


Every child every day is the Tiger Way!

My Story

Dante Poole is the proud Principal of Aberdeen Elementary School where he has led the school community over a 5-year period. He has served the children and families of Moore County for the past 15 years as a school counselor and administrator and was named the 2021-2022 MCS Principal of the Year. He brings over 30 years experience to the work of strengthening and supporting people in their journey towards becoming healthy productive members of their communities.  He completed both his undergraduate studies in biology and graduate studies in counseling at the College of New Jersey. 


While working at Cathedral International in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Dante served in various capacities from assistant director of the Cathedral Community Counseling Center, Minister to Youth, coordinator of national conferences, trainer, mentor and keynote speaker.    In addition, he has served the State of NJ as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Department of Counseling at the College of NJ, as an advocate for underserved children & families in the State of New Jersey’s Department of Human Services within the Division of Prevention & Community Partnerships and the Division of Youth & Family Services.  


Dante and his wife founded Life Sculptors, LLC in 2003 as a vehicle to provide therapeutic and life coaching services to the community at large.  They are also the owner operators of Little Dreamers Family Empowerment Center-a child care center in Sanford, NC.  He is the co-author, with Michael R. Bass, of Necessity of the Cruciform-a book written to add to conversations about our identity in God and the Christian responsibility of bearing one’s cross.  


Dante Poole currently serves on the advisory boards of the Sandhills Students Assistance Inc and Educational Innovation Network

He is happily married to Anisa Poole, his wife of 25 years and the proud father of four wonderful sons, Joseph Uriah, Justus Kaniel, Josiah Ephraim and Jordan Elijah.


I'm always looking for ways to connect to support children. Let's connect.

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