• Principal: Kristian Herring

    Email: kherring@vcs.k12.nc.us


    STEM Early High School

    925 Garrett Road

    Henderson, N.C. 27537

    Phone: 252-738-2260

    Fax: 252-738-2261



    Mr. Kristian Herring


           Kristian A. Herring received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). While at UNC, Mr. Herring was the musical director of the UNC Gospel Choir and co-founded the first black a capella group on campus, the Harmonyx. Under Kristian’s direction, the Harmonyx won several collegiate championships and the gospel choir recorded its first live CD. This recording yielded the choir a Waljo Music Award for Musical Excellence and the title Best Gospel Choir of North Carolina. Mr. Herring is currently the Music Director of two award-winning choirs: the Edgecombe County High School Gospel Choir and the Salvation and Deliverance Church Choir. Under his directorship, these choirs have won several, regional, state, and national competitions in excess of $100,000. 

          In addition to being the Principal of Zeb Vance Elementary School, Kristian Herring is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the Rocky Mount Chamber Singers. He is also a NC Principal Fellow, paralegal, producer, songwriter, arranger, and vocalist who lives to use his voice as an instrument to uplift people everywhere. He has conducted, sang, and performed before mass audiences and congregations in various cities and states and has been featured on many recordings. Mr. Herring has shared the stage with such artists as Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Holiday, Dr. Bobby Jones, Melba Moore, Queen Latifah, Tamela Mann, and Dolly Parton, to name a few.

          Above all of his accolades, Kristian believes that if he can touch someone along the way, then his living shall not be in vain.