Newton-Conover City Schools is excited to welcome Mr. Chris Penley as the principal of Newton-Conover High School. Mr. Penley has served as the principal of Lakeshore Middle School in Mooresville since January, 2013. Prior to that position, he served as an assistant principal at South Iredell High School preceded by a tenure as an assistant principal at St. Stephens High School in Catawba County. Prior to his time serving as an administrator, Mr. Penley taught Civics, World History and US History at South Caldwell High School where he also coached baseball and football. He was named teacher of the year for South Caldwell in 2007-08.
Mr. Penley was selected from a pool of 52 candidates by a diverse interview team that consisted of students, parents and staff members.
The school board unanimously approved Mr. Penley’s appointment at their regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday night. He will replace Mr. Kevin Campbell who has successfully served as principal of Newton-Conover High School since 2007 and will be moving to a Director’s position in the district. Mr. Penley resides in Conover and has a 7th grade son who attends N-CMS.
The board anticipates Mr. Penley beginning work at N-CHS in late June.
Please welcome Mr. Penley to our district!