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2021-2022 Administrative assignments announced

Dr. Denita Dowell-ReavisAshley Weber

Alexander County Schools
2021-2022 Administrative Announcements

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Administrative changes have an * before the name.

 

Alexander Early College

*Mrs. Mary Brown has been appointed as the principal at Alexander Early College, effective July 1, 2021.  Mrs. Brown has degrees in history and English and is a certified secondary English teacher. Her master’s degree is from UNC Charlotte in school administration and curriculum and instruction. Additionally, she earned a specialist's degree in educational administration from Appalachian State University.   Mrs. Brown has served as a principal and assistant principal since 2005 in Alexander County Schools.  Prior to her career in administration, Mrs. Brown taught elementary school,  high school English and English at Mitchell Community College.

 Alexander Central High School

Mr. Gordon Palmer will continue to serve as the principal at Alexander Central High School (ACHS) for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Palmer joined the administrative team in 2018. He served as the principal and assistant principal at West Iredell High School prior to his move to ACHS. He taught history and coached at Statesville High School for five years. Mr. 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.

Mrs. Andrea Robinette will continue to serve as an assistant principal at Alexander Central High School for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Robinette served as an instructional coach at East and West Alexander Middle Schools from 2015-2016. She was the media coordinator from 2008 to 2015 and taught from 2002 to 2008 at Wittenburg Elementary School. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNC Asheville, a master’s degree in library science, and a graduate certificate in school administration from Appalachian State University.

Mrs. Ashley Mayo will continue to serve as an assistant principal at Alexander Central High School (ACHS) for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Mayo began at ACHS in 2020. Mrs. Mayo was an educator for 10 years. She began her career with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools at Ardrey Kell High School before spending eight years as a science teacher in the Caldwell County School System. Mrs. Mayo has her bachelor's degree in biology from UNC Charlotte, a master's degree in biology from the University of West Alabama. She is currently attending Appalachian State University to receive her graduate certificate in school leadership.

Mr. Jason Attig will continue to serve as an assistant principal at Alexander Central High School. Mr. Attig has been at ACHS since Jan. 2021 and his previous experiences in education include providing leadership as dean of students, coach, teacher, and assistant athletic director with Hickory Public Schools. Mr. Attig holds a bachelor's degree in history from UNC-Wilmington, a master's degree in secondary education from UNC-Wilmington, and is pursuing an advanced degree from Liberty University. 

 Student Success Center (SSC)

Mr. Jeff Mayo will continue to serve as the Student Success Center (SSC) coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Mayo served as an assistant principal at Alexander Central prior to his move to SSC. He has experience in a variety of leadership roles including school director at New Dimensions Public Charter School, assistant principal at West Caldwell High School, and dean of students at Hornets Nest Elementary. He taught health and physical education in Charlotte and served as a resource teacher at Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Mr. Mayo earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Mars Hill, his master’s in teaching from the University of Saint Mary in Kansas, and his administration licensure from Appalachian State University.

 East Alexander Middle School

Mrs. Kristie Love will continue to serve as the principal at East Alexander Middle School (EAMS) for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Love has been with EAMS since Jan. 2020 and previously served as the assistant principal at East Iredell Elementary School and West Iredell Middle School. Prior to her administrative positions, she was a blended learning coach, instructional facilitator, first-grade teacher, and middle school science teacher. Mrs. Love earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Appalachian State University and her master’s degree in administration from Gardner-Webb University.

*Vacant - assistant principal position

West Alexander Middle School

Mr. Jacob Lail will continue to serve as the principal of West Alexander Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Lail has been the principal at West Alexander Middle School since 2019. He previously served as the assistant principal at East Alexander Middle School and Alexander Central High School. He was named the 2020-2021 Principal of the Year for Alexander County Schools. He has his bachelor’s degree in history, secondary education from Appalachian State University.  Mr. Lail has a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He taught advanced placement history at the high school level and social studies at the middle and high school levels. 

Mrs. Katelyn Nash will continue to serve as the assistant principal of West Alexander Middle School (WAMS) for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Nash has been the assistant principal at WAMS since 2019. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Mrs. Nash taught math at West Iredell High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in education from Appalachian State University.


Bethlehem Elementary School

*Mr. Charles Draper has been appointed principal of Bethlehem Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021.  Mr. Draper has been principal of Hiddenite Elementary School since July 2018.

Mr. Draper previously served as the assistant principal of Bethlehem Elementary and Hiddenite Elementary (2018) and the assistant principal at West Alexander Middle School (2016-2018). 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 from 2011-2016. He has worked with students in South Africa and Cambodia.  

*Mrs. Amy Daigle will serve as the assistant principal between Bethlehem and Hiddenite Elementary Schools. Mrs. Daigle has served as the assistant principal at East Alexander Middle School since 2018. She taught in Catawba County Schools from 2009 to 2018, most recently teaching science at St. Stephen’s High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in science from Appalachian State University and a master’s in school administration from UNC-Wilmington.

Ellendale Elementary School

*Mr. Jason Evans has been named principal at Ellendale Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021. Mr. Evans has served as the principal of Alexander Early College since 2016. Mr. Evans has also served as the assistant principal at West Alexander Middle School and as an instructional coach in the Iredell-Statesville Schools. Mr. Evans was recognized as the Certified Support Staff of the Year for Alexander County Schools in 2016. He was also recognized as the Principal of the Year for Alexander County Schools in 2019. Mr. Evans is a graduate of Ohio Valley University and Gardner-Webb University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at Marshall University. 

 Hiddenite Elementary School

*Dr. Denita Dowell-Reavis has been named principal of Hiddenite Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021.  Dr. Dowell-Reavis has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a master’s in the art of teaching from the University of Memphis. She holds her principal license from Appalachian State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Gardner-Webb University.  For the last five years, Dr. Dowell-Reavis has served as a principal in Rowan-Salisbury Schools.  She served four years as an assistant principal, two years as an instructional facilitator, and taught high school journalism. Prior to her role in education, she was involved in television news broadcasting.  

 Stony Point Elementary School

Mr. Andy Palmer will continue to serve as the principal of Stony Point Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Palmer has served as the principal at Stony Point since 2014. He served as the assistant principal and math teacher at West Alexander Middle School and also taught at Bethlehem Elementary School. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marietta College in Ohio, and a master’s in school administration from Appalachian State University.

 Sugar Loaf Elementary School

*Mr. Joseph Mabry will serve as the principal at Sugar Loaf Elementary School effective June 24, 2021. Mr. Mabry, a teaching fellow, received his bachelor’s in middle grades education from Appalachian State University (ASU) in 2014.  He received his master’s in school administration from ASU in 2019.  He served as the assistant principal at Bethlehem and Hiddenite Elementary Schools for the past three years. 

 Taylorsville Elementary School

Ms. Janel Lingle will continue as the principal of Taylorsville Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. Ms. Lingle has been serving as the principal since  2016. She was an assistant principal at Alexander Central High School from 2000 to 2016. She taught biology from 1993 to 2000. Ms. Lingle has a bachelor’s degree in science from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a master’s in school administration from Appalachian State University. She is the 2021-2022 Principal of the Year for Alexander County Schools.

 Wittenburg Elementary School 

*Mrs. Ashley Weber has been named principal of Wittenburg Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021.  Mrs. Weber received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2009.  She graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2016 with a master’s of executive leadership, school administration degree.  Mrs. Weber is certified as an elementary teacher, middle grades educator in ELA and math, special education, and general education (K-12). Mrs. Weber began her career as a teacher in 2009 at Wittenburg Elementary, and she has most recently served as the assistant principal of Celeste Henkel Elementary in Iredell-Statesville Schools. She was recognized as the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year in Iredell-Statesville Schools. 

 Director Positions

CTE

*Mrs. Crystal Hoke has been appointed the Career and Technical Education (CTE) director, effective July 1, 2021.  Mrs. Hoke served as principal at Ellendale Elementary School since January 2015. Previously, she served as an assistant principal at Alexander Central High School (ACHS) for six years and was an Exceptional Children (EC) teacher for nine years at Ellendale Elementary and later at ACHS. Hoke received a bachelor's and master's degree in special education and licensure in school administration from ASU. Mrs. Hoke was named the Alexander County Principal of the Year in 2017, Alexander County Teacher of the Year in 2005-2006, and received national board certification in 2006. 

Alexander County Head Start

*Mrs. Charmion Frizsell will be the Alexander County Head Start and NC Pre-K director, effective June 8, 2021.  She most recently served as the principal of Bethlehem Elementary School.  Mrs. Frizsell graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a degree in elementary education.  She holds a master’s in administration from Appalachian State University.  Mrs. Frizsell has served students in many capacities such as a teacher's assistant, bus driver, teacher (elementary and middle), Exceptional Children’s (EC) teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, preschool coordinator, and now Head Start director.