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Principal - Michelle K. Thigpen

I am very excited to be the principal at Southwest Elementary School.  Prior to joining Southwest, I served as the principal at Colfax Elementary for 11 years, the principal at Hampton Elementary for 2 years, and the assistant principal at Pilot Elementary for 2 years.  I also worked as a school counselor for Oak Hill Elementary.  I received my BA degree from SUNY Oneonta.  I received a MS in School Administration and a MS in School Counseling from UNCG. 

I live in Summerfield, NC.  My husband, Jeff, and I have a daughter named Elle and a son named Aiden.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

I look forward to an amazing school year on the ranch.  

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Assistant Principal- Alison Snyder

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Assistant Principal- Shanta Buchanan

Hello Southwest Family,

 

I am excited to join the ranch!   I am a wife and a mother to two wonderful children.  I have worked within Guilford County Schools for the last 20 years in various capacities: classroom teacher, impact teacher, curriculum facilitator, and assistant principal.  I love education and learning!!  I hold a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D),  an Educational Specialist Degree with Superintendent Licensure (Ed.S), a Masters of School Administration (K-12), and a Bachelors in Elementary Education all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am also a National Board-Certified teacher. As stated before, I love education and learning😊

 I adore working with students, teachers, parents, and the greater community and I can’t wait to work with the Southwest family.  I am already learning so much for Mrs. Thigpen and Mrs. Snyder and I look forward to continued growth. 

 

Warm regards,

Shanta Buchanan, Ed.D