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Administrator Spotlight: Ms. Kisha Clemons

In honor of Principals’ Appreciation Month, Newton-Conover City Schools will be spotlighting its incredible Principals from now through the end of October.  Today’s feature is on Ms. Kisha Clemons, Principal of Shuford Elementary School!

Kisha Clemons headshotKisha Clemons serves as the Principal at Shuford Elementary in Newton-Conover City Schools.  Ms. Clemons is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and completed her BS in Music Education at Appalachian State University.  She began her teaching career in Beaufort County and spent most of her teaching career as a middle school band director in Catawba County.  Ms. Clemons is also a  North Carolina Principal Fellow and graduated with a Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University in 2009.  She served as an Assistant Principal for five years in Catawba County Schools and Principal for two years in Rowan County. Ms. Clemons is passionate about serving her school and community and excited about continuing a tradition of excellence at Shuford.  Ms. Clemons attends New Life Baptist Church in Concord, NC and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog Kassi.  

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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