Stanly County Schools makes initial administrative changes for upcoming school year

Published 10:39 am Monday, July 4, 2022

With each summer comes new school administrative positions. Several schools in the county have already received new principals and assistant principals for the upcoming year.

The following is only a partial list, which was provided by Hope Miller-Drye, administrative and school board assistant for Stanly County Schools. Additional moves may be made prior to the start of the school year.

Elementary Schools

Jessie Morton, who was principal at Stanfield Elementary, has been named principal at Badin Elementary.

Natasha Krueger, former principal at Stanly Academy Learning Center, has been named principal at Millingport Elementary.

Lindsay Merritt, former assistant principal at West Stanly High, has been named principal of Stanfield Elementary.

Middle Schools

Anne McClendon, who was principal at West Stanly High School, will now be principal at Albemarle Middle School. Joining her as assistant principal will be Marty Ingram, who was her assistant at West Stanly.

Megan DePasquale, former Millingport principal, will now be principal at North Stanly Middle School. She will be joined by Emily Furr, who previously was at North Stanly High.

High Schools

Julienne Fallen, former North Stanly High principal, has been named principal at South Stanly High. She replaces Chris Jonassen, who is now principal at Porter Ridge Elementary in Indian Trail.

Damon Rhodes, who was principal at Badin Elementary, will now be principal at West Stanly High.

Karen Nixon, former principal at North Stanly Middle, has been named principal at Stanly Academy Learning Center.

Kelly Dombrowski, previously principal at Oakboro Choice STEM School, is now principal at Stanly STEM Early College.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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