Emily Shaw Column: Preparing AHS students to be ‘lifelong learners’

Published 12:27 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Emily Shaw

Name: Emily Shaw
School: Albemarle High School
School Contact Info:
311 Park Ridge Road, Albemarle, NC 28001

Estimated Enrollment: 415

Years as Principal There: 6 months

Years In Education: starting year 15

A little bio: As a child I went to Stanfield Elementary and West Stanly High School. When I was in college I knew that I wanted to give back to the school system that taught me so much. I was able to start teaching 7th and 8th grade at Running Creek School/West Stanly Middle School for 10 years. I went to West Stanly High School as an assistant principal for 2.5 years before becoming principal at Norwood. After being at Norwood for one year I was fortunate enough to become principal at Albemarle High School.
Cool fact to know: I am a huge Atlanta Braves fan and I am fascinated with abandoned amusement parks.

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I am so excited to complete my first full year at Albemarle High School. I am certain we will have a successful year full of learning experiences.
We finished off the school year with a lot of positives that created momentum for a fantastic start of a great school year. I look forward to continuing to build relationships with community members while establishing a welcoming atmosphere that will be beneficial to everyone.
We are proud to announce that Albemarle High School will focus on demonstrating positive behaviors and intensifying instructional practices through RISE.
RISE is designed to nurture and strengthen our students to prepare them to excel in school and in life. The RISE principles are the foundation of all we do as lifelong learners and productive citizens.