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Administrative appointments and transfers for 2024-2025

草榴社区 Administration Appointments – Gaston County 草榴社区s 

The following school administration appointments and transfers were presented to the Gaston County Board of Education during its regular meeting on Monday, May 20.  The appointments/transfers are effective July 1 for the 2024-2025 academic year.
 
New Principal Appointments

  • Doug Doorley was appointed to serve as the principal at Cherryville Elementary 草榴社区.  Currently, he is the assistant principal at Lowell Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Kelsey Elms was appointed to serve as the principal at Hunter Huss High 草榴社区.  Currently, she is an assistant principal at South Point High 草榴社区.

  • Kelli Glisan was appointed to serve as the principal at New Hope Elementary 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the assistant principal at J.V. Washam Elementary 草榴社区 in Cornelius.

  • Miriam Harvey was appointed to serve as the principal at John Chavis Middle 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at James Love Elementary 草榴社区 in Shelby.

  • Taner Jarrett was appointed to serve as the principal at Warlick Academy.  Currently, he is a director for the Department for Exceptional Children.

  • Nicole Lawson was appointed to serve as the principal at Hawks Nest STEAM Academy.  Currently, she is the assistant principal at Costner Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Anna Miller was appointed to serve as the principal at Bessemer City Central Elementary 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the assistant principal at Mount Holly Middle 草榴社区.

  • Allison Rhyne was appointed to serve as the principal at Stanley Middle 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Lincolnton Middle 草榴社区.

  • William Winston was appointed to serve as the principal at Robinson Elementary 草榴社区.  Currently, he is an assistant principal at Hunter Huss High 草榴社区. 

Principal Transfers

  • April Conley was transferred to serve as the principal at Lowell Elementary 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Bessemer City Central Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Todd Goff was transferred to serve as the principal at Bessemer City Primary 草榴社区.  Currently, he is the principal at J.B. Page Primary 草榴社区.

  • Rebecca Huffstetler was transferred to serve as the principal at East Gaston High 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Stanley Middle 草榴社区.

  • Bill Kessler was transferred to serve as the principal at J.B. Page Primary 草榴社区.  Currently, he is the principal at Bessemer City Primary 草榴社区.

  • Kristin Kiser was transferred to serve as the principal at Belmont Central Elementary 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Lowell Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Jessica Mellon was transferred to serve as the principal at W.P. Grier Middle 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Bessemer City Middle 草榴社区.

  • Tammy Mims was transferred to serve as the principal at Forestview High 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Hawks Nest STEAM Academy.

  • Matt Rikard was transferred to serve as the principal at Ashbrook High 草榴社区.  Currently, he is the principal at John Chavis Middle 草榴社区.

  • Aimee Tolleson was transferred to serve as the principal at Cramerton Middle 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Belmont Central Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Rebecca Wilson was transferred to serve as the principal at Bessemer City Middle 草榴社区.  Currently, she is the principal at Ashbrook High 草榴社区.

New Assistant Principal Appointments

  • Waheebah al-Uqdah was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she is the health sciences academy coordinator at Highland 草榴社区 of Technology.

  • Alice Ballard was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she is a teacher at East Gaston High 草榴社区.

  • Caroline Boshamer was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she serves as an assistant principal at Township Three Elementary 草榴社区 in Shelby.

  • Katherine Cochran was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she is a Principal Fellow at Holbrook Middle 草榴社区 and previously served as a teacher at North Belmont Elementary 草榴社区. 

  • Emily Morton was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she is a teacher at Lowell Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Akera Patterson was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she is an instructional coach at Lingerfeldt Elementary 草榴社区.

  • Gloria Powell was named an assistant principal (school placement to be determined).  Currently, she is a Principal Fellow at Pleasant Ridge Elementary 草榴社区 and previously served as a teacher at John Chavis Middle 草榴社区.   

Central Office Appointments

  • Susie Bradley was named the director for student assignment in the Student Support Services Department.  Currently, she is a student information system specialist in the Accountability and Testing Department.

  • Kelly Cunningham was named the chief accountability officer in the Academic Services Department.  Currently, she is the director of data use for school improvement for Charlotte-Mecklenburg 草榴社区s.

  • Bryan Denton was named an executive director for secondary instruction in the Academic Services Department.  Currently, he is the principal at Hunter Huss High 草榴社区.

  • Kevin Doran was named an executive director for secondary instruction in the Academic Services Department.  Currently, he is the principal at Cramerton Middle 草榴社区.

  • Jamie Peoples was named the director for employee relations in the Human Resources Department.  Currently, she is the principal at Forestview High 草榴社区.

  • Emily Poag was named the director for pre-kindergarten in the Academic Services Department.  Currently, she is the principal at Robinson Elementary 草榴社区.

Additional appointments/transfers (such as assistant principals) will be determined and announced this summer as school and district leadership is put into place for the 2024-2025 academic year.