July 12, 2008

Seven Schools Hire Leaders

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C.

Jul. 12--Andrews Elementary School in Burlington has a new principal and six other schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System have new assistant principals.

The appointments were announced Friday after a meeting of the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education.

The board approved Martha Brown's hiring as principal at Andrews. She's been assistant principal at Newlin Elementary School since 2006 and has also been an assistant principal at Pleasant Grove Elementary, South Graham Elementary and Elon Elementary schools.

She taught kindergarten, second and third grade and was curriculum lead teacher at Newlin. She was Newlin's Teacher of the Year for 1999-2000. Among people approved by the board to serve as assistant principals: Tyrone Rather will be assistant principal at Cummings High School.

He's been principal of Nottoway Intermediate School in Crewe, Va., since 2005 and was previously assistant principal at Nottoway Middle School.

He's taught social studies, worked as an in-school suspension coordinator, been a conductor for Norfolk Southern Corp., and worked as a munitions systems specialist with the Virginia Air National Guard.

Michelle Ammann will be assistant principal at Eastern Alamance High School.

She's been associate principal at Stanford Middle School in Hillsborough since 2007 and was previously assistant principal at Graham High School.

She was technology teacher at Smith Elementary School and held specialist positions relating to online instructional support and instructional technology in the Alamance-Burlington School System and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System.

Ammann has held several other educational positions relating to technology.

Daniel Camp will be assistant principal at Graham High School.

He's been at Midwood High School in Charlotte since 2007, working as an exceptional children's teacher and assistant principal intern.

He was program adviser for College Network in Indianapolis, Ind. and job coach instructor with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, and worked with exceptional children at Andrews High School in High Point. He's been a transportation specialist/operator in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Scott Corrente will be assistant principal at Southern Alamance High School.

He's been an assistant principal at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte and a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Corrente has taught history and coached at high schools in Charlotte and Greensboro and taught language arts and social studies at a middle school in Charlotte.

Renita Leak will be assistant principal at Western Middle School.

She's been at Carrington Middle School in Durham since 2006, working as a seventhgrade language arts teacher and as an assistant principal intern. Leak has been summer assistant to the director at the Arts Mission in Durham, program assistant at the N.C. School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and an English teacher and cheerleading coach at Carver High School in Winston-Salem.

She's also taught middle school language arts.

John Heath will be assistant principal at Williams High School.

Heath has degrees in music education and theology and in 2005 earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Since 1993, he's been head music camp counselor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He's been customer service supervisor at CBL Corp. in Asheville since 2007. He was an associate principal intern at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, taught choral music at Philo Middle School in Winston-Salem, and taught music at Bessemer Elementary School in Greensboro.


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