• I am so very excited and honored to be the Principal at McLeansville Elementary School. Having the opportunity to serve the community in which I live and cherish is a true blessing. The McLeansville community has a rich tradition of supporting their schools and empowers others to take part in providing students with the necessary materials for academic and social success. It is with this powerful tradition of support and the most dedicated teachers, who have a genuine love for our students that McLeansville Elementary School will continue to be a school of excellence. I am dedicated to working closely with students, staff, parents and the community in order to create strong partnerships that will continue to strengthen and empower our community's greatest asset, our children.

    Please allow me to give you a little information about myself both professional and personal. I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University and my masters in school administration from North Carolina A & T University. I have worked in the field of education for the past 18 years. I served as a K-6 classroom teacher and remedial reading teacher prior to becoming an administrator. For the past eight years, I have served as an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Although I have loved every grade span with which I have worked, the elementary schools stand out as my most enjoyable and I am very pleased for the opportunity to continue my career of service at McLeansville School.

    My husband is also in the field of education and serves as an assistant principal at Southeast Guilford High School. We have 3 children, Sierra who is a sophomore at Southeast with a strong love for animal science (mostly farm animals) and sports medicine. She has just begun to spend her weekends working with show cows and will have her first competition in October. Lakota is 10 and can be found with a softball and glove most any weekend. She is most happy when she is able to take part in sports. Easton is 6 and is ALL boy! He loves anything outdoors and has no fear. His newest adventure is learning to hunt with his daddy and hopes to have the chance to get his first deer before either one of his sisters. As you can imagine our daily schedules are lively and we rarely have any down time. However, on those occasional weekends that we can get away as a family, we can be found camping.
    I encourage everyone to take an active role in not only the education of your children but to also take the time to do things together as a family.

    Whether this is reading a good book, working in the yard, camping, playing ball or many other activities the time you spend together will build your child?s character and teach them the skills of being a part of the whole.

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