Success Academy is five star child development center located in Camden, North Carolina. Our center offers a variety of programs through out the year to further the growth and development of children ages 2-12 years old.

Our Summer Program is a weekly themed program open to children ages 2-12 year old. The program typically runs for 9/10 weeks from June-August. Our summer hours are 7:30am-5:30pm. Click here for more information!

Our Private Preschool rooms operate on a School Year calendar, running from mid-August through late May/early June. This program offers preschool classrooms with full-time care for children ages 2-5 years old.

Our NC PreK classrooms operate on a School Year calendar as well, starting in mid August and running through late May/early June. NC PreK classrooms operate during the hours of 7:45am-2:45pm. This program is an income based program funded through the state. Children must turn 4 before August 31st of the current school year, in addition to meeting other eligibility factors as well.

Our After School program is available to children in Kindergarten- 6th grade (up to age 12). Children in Camden County schools are provided transportation to the center from the county bus system. This program only operates on days that both school is in session, and the center is open. The program operates from 3-5:30pm.




151 Gumberry Road

Camden, NC 27921


M-F 7:00 AM-5:30 PM

Summer Camp 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

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Dear Success Academy Families,

I’m Tabitha Simpson, an Elizabeth City native, wife, and mother of two young daughters.  Early Childhood Education has been a passion of mine that began 15 years ago during my Senior year in High School.  My career path leading to a preschool director has been a little untraditional yet fitting to meet the unique needs of the vibrant learning community here at Success Academy.

I began my secondary education studying Early Childhood Education at East Carolina University.  I have continued my education at Elizabeth City State University with a focus in Family and Community Services.  I have taught both Preschool and Kindergarten in several private preschools and schools in Elizabeth City over the past 15 years.  I also had the opportunity to lead one of those preschools as director for one school year.  As both a teacher and director, I enjoy working closely with parents in promoting best practices to support their child’s development. 

Today, I couldn’t be happier to become a member of the Success Academy team. This community has been instrumental in my role as an educator and my understanding of high caliber early childhood education.  With my experience and educational background, I am confident I, along with the wonderful staff of Success Academy, will meet the growing educational needs of this community through our center.  I look forward to sharing my passion for education while continuing to learn alongside the children, families, and teachers of Success Academy.



Deborah Ferebee - NC Pre-K Lead Teacher

Sana Awadallah - NC Pre-K Lead Teacher

Natalie Hendricks - NC Pre-K Lead Teacher

Jamie Curles - Lead Teacher

Jessica Tilghman - Lead Teacher

Hunter Perry - School-age Lead Teacher

LaTanya Gregory - Administrative Assistant

Brittany Jones - NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Shakia Lewis - NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Pam Watson - NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Melanie Prewitt - Teacher Assistant

Phebe Leary - Teacher Assistant

Reilly Glasscock - Floater

Kelly Wilson - Cook