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  • Greetings Parents/Guardians, Community Members, and Students of Shadybrook Elementary,


    I am so excited for the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and various Shadybrook stakeholders as your next principal!!!!! I am truly honored to follow in the footsteps of such an amazing leader as Mr. Green and build upon the great foundation he has laid here at Shadybrook Elementary. Parents/Guardians, thank you for giving me and the rest of the team here at Shadybrook Elementary the opportunity to serve your child as a student here. Over the course of the summer,  I will be working closely with our School Improvement Team and other members of the staff as we prepare for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. 


    I am a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina where I had the opportunity to serve as a 5th Grade teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal during my 13 years in the Nash/Rocky Mount School System. Most recently, I served as one of the Assistant Principals at Allen Middle School where I oversaw the 6th-grade team, EC Department, Math Department, and the school's Health and Safety committee.  In 2006, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Fayetteville State University. Years later, I earned a Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Reading and Mathematics (K-6) from Walden University and a Masters of Science degree in School Administration from North Carolina State University. Most recently, I earned my Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Supervision. On a personal note, I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in service projects, and watching movies. I am also an avid reader and enjoy immersing myself in literature that will assist me in my personal and professional growth as an educator, husband, and father.


    As a part of my transition to Shadybrook Elementary, I will be scheduling multiple opportunities for our parents/guardians and community members to talk with me so that I can learn more about your vision, expectations, and aspirations for Shadybrook Elementary. I am including a link to a survey that I am asking all parents/guardians to complete so that we can begin the process of collecting formal data and feedback to assist with our 2021-2022 planning efforts. Click here to access the survey.  


    Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to serve your child. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call me at (336) 819-2950 or email me at     





    Your humble servant, 


    Dr. Kendrick Alston