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Principal's Bio


I am delighted to have been named Principal of John Lawrence Elementary School.   I am a Lion at heart, because I was a teacher here for 11 years and all three of my children went here.  I am in the middle of my 25th year in education. I earned my bachelor's degree in PE from Appalachian State University and started teaching at JLE in 2004-2005.    In 2012, I completed my master's degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.   


Prior to coming to John Lawrence, I was a PE teacher at Archdale, Trindale and Trinity Elementary Schools.  I was an assistant principal for two years serving at Archdale and New Market Elementary Schools .   I believe all children are unique and all children can learn and grow no matter what age.  I also believe that hard work and a positive attitude are the ingredients for a recipe of success!  I promise to work hard and have a positive attitude every day to inspire your child to be the best they can be!  I am thankful for the staff, students and parents that are involved with JLE.