• Hi! I’m Amy Daigle, the new Principal of Hiddenite Elementary School.  My husband, Jason, and I live with our two sons, Aiden (12) and Ryley (7),  and our labradoodle Izzy (1) in the Bethlehem community.  We are avid Appalachian State Football fans and enjoy anything related to sports! Fun fact: both of my son’s middle names are from Appalachian. 

    This will begin my 14th year in education.  I have worked in K-12, first as a high school science teacher in Catawba County and then as an administrator at the middle school (6th-8th) and elementary school (K-5) grades in Alexander County.  

    As a mother of two active sons, I am dedicated to the success of public education.  Watching their educational journey and charting their growth add to my passion for teaching and leadership and have allowed me to develop my beliefs about education:

    • Learning should be purposeful

    • Sustainability should be at the forefront of systems designs

    • Education is a collaboration between communities, staff, students, and families

    • The curriculum should focus on depth, not breadth

    • Educators should help build student agency

    • Students and Staff should be empowered to develop lifelong learning practices.  

    My devotion to lifelong learning led me to continue as a student in the doctoral program for Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where I am set to graduate in 2024.  I believe this program will help me grow the next generation of academic researchers while serving the families, students, and staff of Hiddenite Elementary School!  #cultivatingleaders #PhantomNation