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 Mr. Chris Penley, Principal of Newton-Conover High School!
Chris Penley is currently in his 20th year in education and his 3rd year as principal at Newton-Conover High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Western Carolina in 1997 and his Masters degree in School Administration from Gardner Webb in 2008. Mr. Penley was a social studies teacher, varsity baseball and football coach, department chair, and Assistant Athletic Director. At South Caldwell High School, he was named 2006 teacher of the year and was part of a State Championship in baseball. He has been a school administrator for 9 years.
Responsibilities: Teacher Observations, Discipline, Athletics, Curriculum, Partnerships, and all day to day operations of the high school setting.