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Jency Speight Column: Norwood Elementary and I feel rejuvenated

Jency Speight

I am excited to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Norwood Elementary School.

I feel very honored to serve you in this capacity and am looking forward to meeting and working with you to provide the best possible education for your children.

For the past several weeks I’ve been meeting with teachers and getting to know the staff.

Some common threads I continue to hear are the school is like a family, students are some of the sweetest and there’s strong community support.

Sounds like a great place to be.

I just completed my 18th year working for Stanly County Schools. My educational career includes a variety of experiences.

I have taught second grade, been a literacy facilitator, served as an assistant principal, middle school principal and most recently was central office director.

With my background in early childhood education, I was ready to return to the elementary setting and be a part of young students learning and growing.

On a personal note, my husband and I are Stanly County natives and we have three grown children.

There’s some rejuvenation happening in and around the school. The 3rd-5th grade building has new tile in the hallway and fresh paint in several classrooms. There’s new paint in the Kindergarten-2nd grade building as well.

The outside is getting a facelift with trimmed shrubbery and new mulch.
Norwood School is looking lighter and brighter.

I look forward to an incredible school year. My door is always open and I welcome your suggestions, ideas and concerns.

Together we can provide outstanding educational opportunities and academic excellence for all students.