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Assistant Principals Named at School Board Meeting

At the general Board of Education meeting held this week, Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps announced administrative reassignments to fill three assistant principal positions.

Tracey Harris, assistant principal at Gamewell Elementary since 2015, will hold the assistant principal position at Davenport A+ School effective July 1, 2021. Harris completed a Bachelor of Science in elementary education at Gardner-Webb University, a Master’s of Education at East Carolina University, and earned a post Master’s Certificate in Public School Leadership at Western Carolina University.

Rebecca Summer, currently the assistant principal at Hudson Elementary School, moves into the assistant principal position at Gamewell Elementary School. Summer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which she completed as a part of the NC Principal Fellows Program. She began her administrative career in Caldwell County as an assistant principal at Granite Falls Elementary before serving at Hudson Elementary School.

Susan Walker, newly appointed assistant principal at South Caldwell High School, began her career in education in 1996 as a classroom teacher and curriculum coach at Gamewell Elementary School. For the last 13 years of her career, she has served at the Education Center in the Title I Department as a facilitator, program specialist, parent trainer, NC SIP coordinator, professional development and school improvement coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University and earned Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Campbell University in 1989. Walker completed elementary licensure courses in 1995 at Elizabeth City University and earned a Master of School Administration from Appalachian State University in 2006.

“I am looking forward to working with Mr. Little and the Spartan administrative team,” Susan Walker said. “While high school is a new setting for me, I feel prepared to step into South Caldwell High School as an assistant principal because of the excellent administrators that have supported my continual learning and believed in me during my tenure in Caldwell County. This will be an opportunity to use my skills and build new understandings to support a school that believes in educational excellence for all students.”