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Seven Principals & Executive Director of Child Nutrition Named

MAY 29, 2020 – The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has given approval to the naming of seven new principals, as well as the Executive Director of Child Nutrition.

Dr. Nancy Martinez is the new principal at the WS/FCS Career Center.

Shaunne Hall is the new principal at Carter High School.

Jennifer Swofford is the new principal at Cash Elementary School.

Dr. Cassandra Dobson is new principal at Diggs-Latham Elementary School.

Marquita Johnson is the new principal at Mineral Springs Elementary School.

Kelly Campbell is the new principal at Mineral Springs Middle School.

Keisha Gabriel is the new principal at Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy.

Caleb Angelo has been named the Executive Director of Child Nutrition.

Prin 1 Martinez

Dr. Nancy Martinez has served as the principal at Starmount Academy of Excellence in Charlotte since 2015.  Prior to that, she was the bilingual principal at Albert Kagel Elementary School in Milwaukee. Earlier in her career, she was an assistant principal at Milwaukee School of Languages, Bayview High School, and South Division High School all in Milwaukee. She also spent time as the bilingual assistant principal for the pre-school program at Milwaukee’s United Community Center.  

Martinez earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Marquette University.  She has her doctorate in Education Instruction Leadership from North Central University.  

Martinez replaces Dr. Chris Nichols who moved to Atkins Academic & Technology High School earlier this year. 

Prin 2 Hall

Shaunne Hall has been an assistant principal at Glenn High School since 2017.  She has also served as the WS/FCS Extended School Day Site Director since 2014. Prior to that, she served as the assistant principal at Carter High School for eight years.  Earlier in her career, Hall spent nine years as an Exceptional Children’s teacher at Atkins High School, Carver High School and Carter G. Woodson School of Excellence.

Hall earned her bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University.  She has a master’s degree from American InterContinental University and from Gardener-Webb University.  She also has her Educational Specialist degree from Grand Canyon University.

Hall replaces Donna Horton-Berry who is retiring at the end of this school year. 

Swofford

Prin 4 Jennifer Swofford has served as the principal at Mocksville Elementary since 2015.  Prior to that, she spent one year as the assistant principal at South Davie Middle School and two years as assistant principal at Doris Reed Elementary school. Earlier in her career, Swofford spent more than five years as an Academic Coach, elementary teacher, and as a math strategist.

Swofford earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has a master’s degree from Touro University.

Swofford replaces Alicia Bailey who moved to Petree Elementary earlier this year.

 

 

 

Dobson

Prin 5 Dr. Cassandra Dobson has served as the assistant principal at Ibraham Elementary School since 2018. Prior to that, she was the assistant principal at Konnoak Elementary since 2013. Earlier in her career, she served as the Learning Team Facilitator at Speas Elementary for one year. Before her time as an administrator, Dobson spent more than 10 years teaching at North Hills and Mineral Springs elementary schools. 

Dobson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree form Winston-Salem State University. She has a Doctor of Education from Gardner-Webb University.

Dobson replaces Ted Burcaw who is retiring at the end of this school year.

 

 

 

Prin 6 Johnson

Marquita Johnson has served as an assistant principal at Northeast Guilford High School since 2017. From 2014 until 2017, she was the assistant principal at Fairview Elementary School in Guilford County.  Earlier in her career, she spent more than eight years as an Instructional Coach and teacher in Cumberland County.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  

She replaces Debra Gladstone who moved to Old Town Elementary School earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

Prin 7 Campbell

Kelly Campbell has served as the principal of Statesville Middle School since 2016.  Prior to that, she spent two years as an assistant principal at Statesville High School. Earlier in her career, she spent a year as an Administrative Intern at West Forsyth High School, and she was part of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program.

Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University.  She earned a master’s degree from Appalachian State University. She has a Doctor of Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

She replaces Debra Gladstone who moved to Old Town Elementary School earlier this year.

 

 

 

Prin 8 Gabriel

Keisha Gabriel has been the principal at John F. Kennedy High School since 2016.  Prior to that, she spent one year as the assistant principal at East Forsyth High School and three years as the assistant principal at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy.  Earlier in her career, she spent more than seven years as a social studies teacher.

Gabriel earned a bachelor’s degree from Guilford College.  She has a master’s degree from Walden University.

Gabriel replaces Reggie Hunt who left the district for a new opportunity.

 

 

Food 55 Angelo

Caleb Angelo has been the Foodservice Director for Abilene Public Schools in Kansas since 2017.  Prior to that, he spent three years as the Foodservice Director for Halstead/Bentley School District in Kansas. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the Assistant Foodservice Director for ARAMARK facilities in Kansas.

Angelo earned a bachelor’s degree from Moi University. He has a master’s degree from Kansas State University.

Angelo replaces Lauren Richards who was named WS/FCS Chief Operating Officer for Operations earlier this year.