Dr. Keisha Pritchard will join the Newton-Conover City Schools Administrative Team on July 27, 2015 as the Director of Exceptional Children. Dr. Pritchard began her teaching career in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools serving as a middle school self-contained teacher in a cross-categorical classroom. She also served in a self-contained classroom for students with autism and as a middle school resource teacher. Dr. Pritchard completed her masters in teaching and moved into a Compliance Coordinating Teacher position, also with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, serving from preschool to high school aged.
After her family moved to Alexander County, she took a position with Alexander County Schools as Program Specialist and Pre-K Coordinator with the Exceptional Children’s Department. Dr. Pritchard completed her add-on in School Administration during this time and began her doctoral studies at Gardner-Webb University thereafter. Most recently, Dr. Pritchard has worked in Lincoln County as an Assistant Principal at East Lincoln High School in Denver. She is excited to be back in the Exceptional Children’s world and brings with her a broad and successful experience base to draw from. Having served as a teacher assistant, classroom teacher, compliance coordinator, program specialist and school administrator, Dr. Pritchard carries many different perspectives when working with children, teachers, administrators, and families.
She and her husband Darryl reside in Alexander County with their two daughters, Isabella age 9 and Gabrielle age 6. She and her family are very involved in sports and athletics and she enjoys reading in her spare time. Dr. Pritchard looks forward to working with each of you and becoming a part of the Newton-Conover family.