October is National Principals Appreciation Month. Here in the Newton-Conover City Schools, we are fortunate to have fantastic principals leading our staff and students each day. We are also blessed to have strong Instructional Coaches and Assistant Principals helping to lead the charge to make sure our campuses are safe, nurturing places where students are able to learn to their greatest potential. All of our building-level leaders are true servant-leaders who understand that their role is to attend to the needs of a variety of stakeholders on a daily basis. During this month in honor of what we are calling "Admin Appreciation Month", our school system wants to honor these folks and shine a spotlight on them to let them know how much we appreciate them as professionals and as people. Please join us in honoring these folks for the difficult work they do!!!! Today, Dr. Gabriel and N-CCS recognizes Kisha Clemons, Principal Shuford Elementary.
Ms. Clemons has been a burst of energetic leadership at Shuford Elementary School. During her 3-year tenure, Shuford has met or exceeded growth every year. Additionally, Shuford was recognized as a National Title I School of Excellence!! As our current Principal of the Year for Newton-Conover, her sense of vision and purposeful action keeps this school as one of the best in North Carolina. Along with her wonderful staff and students, her focus on Personalized Learning has been a key driver to the school’s success.