Moore County Board of Education today announced the new appointments of principals for Crain’s Creek Middle School and the Community Learning Center at Pinckney.

Melonie Jones, assistant principal at Southern Middle School and Union Pines High School, will assume the position of principal at Crain’s Creek Middle School beginning July 1. Jones has been with Moore County Schools since 1999, when she began as an English teacher at Pinecrest High School, and has served as an assistant principal since 2012. She holds an Administrative License from the UNC-Pembroke; and a Master of Arts in Education, a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in coaching from Western Kentucky University.

“Ms. Jones’ greatest strengths are her leadership skills and her initiative, particularly in the areas of professional development and the establishment of instructional strategies to ensure the support, evaluation, development and retention of high performing teachers and students,” said Moore County Schools Executive Officer for Academics and Student Support Services Dr. Mike Metcalf. “She is more than capable, and very committed, to increasing student achievement and creating a positive school culture at Crain’s Creek Middle School.”

Kenna Wilson has been named principal of the Community Learning Center at Pinckney and will assume her position on July 1, 2018. She has been with Lee County Schools since 1996, as a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, and currently as the district’s Director of Exceptional Children. She was named Lee County Schools Principal of the Year in 2010-2011. Wilson has a Masters in School Administration from Campbell University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Education in Special Education from the University of Florida. She is currently working on her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.

“Ms. Wilson has proven abilities to ensure a school culture that encourages continuous improvement utilizing data to address student achievement,” said Metcalf. “She has the energy and the passion for proving a safe, nurturing learning environment focused on equity, academic success and social growth of all students.”

Feature photo: Melonie Jones

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