Mrs. Kimsey- Principal
Mrs. Julie Kimsey - Principal
I am very excited to be the Principal at Colfax Elementary! I previously taught English as a Second Language at Ferndale Middle School. I attended East Carolina University (Go Pirates!), The University of North Carlina at Charlotte, and High Point University. I am from High Point, and actually attended Colfax Elementary. My husband, Ed, and I have a son named Benjamin. My hobbies include reading, walking, and taking trips to the beach. I am proud to be a Viking!
Ms. Mitchell- Assistant Principal
Ms. Ruthmarie Mitchell- Assistant Principal
Hello Viking Family!
My name is Ruthmarie Mitchell and I am proud to be joining the Colfax Team as your new assistant principal. I am coming to you with 21 years of experience, all here in Guilford County. I spent 14 years at Northeast Guilford High School. While there I was a Spanish teacher, School Counselor, Graduation Coach, and Assistant Principal. I also served as an assistant principal at both Smith High School and Jones Elementary prior to coming to Colfax.
I am originally from New York, spent many years in Arizona, and have lived in Greensboro for 25 years. I have two amazing children, two awesome step sons, and 6 beautiful granddaughters ages 1, 2, 9, 12, 14, and 16.
One of the key components to my educational philosophy is that I believe ALL children have the capacity to learn and grow every single year, regardless of their circumstances. The key is to develop, nurture, build relationships and create trust with each individual student and their caregivers. After that, the sky is the limit!
I am looking forward to getting to know our staff, students, and the families that we serve. Colfax already feels like home.