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  • Mabry Named Assistant Principal at Bethlehem and Hiddenite Elementary Schools

    Joseph Mabry was named the assistant principal for the split position shared between Bethlehem and Hiddenite Elementary Schools. He has served as a middle grades teacher in math and social studies. He has a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Appalachian State University and is currently pursuing a master’s in school administration. Mabry and his wife, Harley, live in the Sugar Loaf Community.

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  • Curtis Named Assistant Principal at West Alexander Middle School

    Jamie Curtis was named as assistant principal for West Alexander Middle School. She has served as the instructional coach at the school since January of 2017. She also taught eighth grade with national board certification. Curtis has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently working on her graduate certificate in school leadership from Appalachian State University. Curtis and her husband Jason live in the Bethlehem Community with daughter Jaden, son Jake, son Jamison.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

    Click the link to view the school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM or to watch previous meetings.

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  • Free NC Pre-Kindergarten Program

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  • Updated Free Summer Meals

    Check out the additional locations and times for free summer meals.

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  • Alexander Central High School Principal Named

    The Alexander County School Board of Education named Gordon Palmer as principal of Alexander Central High School effective July 1, 2018. “I am excited to work with the great students, staff, and community of Alexander Central,” stated Palmer. “There is a tradition of excellence and high standards that I look forward to maintaining and growing.” Palmer has served as the principal of West Iredell High School since 2013 and was the assistant principal for two years before that. He taught history and coached at Statesville High School for approximately five years. Palmer also has administrative and teaching experience earlier in his career in New York. Palmer created an AP Academy at West Iredell High School and grew it from eighteen students to over two hundred in three years. The school has also doubled in teacher effectiveness during his tenure. “It's hard to leave West Iredell High School because our team has accomplished so much together, but I'm ready to lead the great staff at Alexander Central High School,” stated Palmer. Palmer received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University at Albany and his master’s degree in teaching from Sage Graduate School. He completed his executive leadership in administration at Gardner Webb University. Palmer and his wife, Molly, have a son, Jackson, 5, and a daughter, Reese, 2.

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  • Frizsell Named Principal of Bethlehem Elementary School

    Charmion Frizsell was named principal of Bethlehem Elementary School effective July 1. Frizsell has served as the Exceptional Children Compliance Officer/Preschool Coordinator since 2016. She served as the principal at Gamewell Elementary School in Caldwell County from 2010 – 2016. She has also served as an assistant principal, instructional facilitator, and a teacher in Burke and Caldwell Counties. Frizsell holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Lenoir Rhyne University and a master’s in school administration from Appalachian State University. Frizsell and her husband, Todd, have five children.

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  • Draper Named Principal of Hiddenite Elementary School

    Charles Draper was named principal of Hiddenite Elementary School effective July 1. Draper has served as the assistant principal of Bethlehem Elementary and Hiddenite Elementary since early 2018. In 2016, he was named the assistant principal at West Alexander Middle School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in special education and a master’s degree in executive leadership from Gardner Webb University. Draper taught special education at Newton Conover Middle School. He has worked with students in South Africa and Cambodia. Draper and his wife, Betsy, have two children.

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