Davie County Schools is constantly exploring ways we can strengthen our impact on learning. The following principal changes, new principals and assistant principals have been named for Davie County Schools. Congratulations to these individuals for being an integral part of the district's broader vision to meet the learning needs of all children!
Ms. Melissa Lynch will return to serve as principal at Davie County Early College High School.
Melissa started her teaching career in Davie County in 1996 at Pinebrook ES as a self-contained EC teacher. Melissa has taught 4th grade, served as an assistant principal at both the high school and elementary school levels for a total of eight years. She was the principal at the Early College for three years before moving to her most recent stint at South Davie MS for the past five years.
Ms. Mary Foster will serve as the principal at Mocksville Elementary School.
Mary began her teaching career in Forsyth County, where she taught seven years in the elementary classroom. She left the classroom after being selected to participate in the Principal Fellows program. After serving nearly six years as an assistant principal in elementary and middle school, she was hired as the principal at North Davie MS in 2015.
Ms. Cindy Stone will serve as the principal at South Davie Middle School.
Cindy has 18 years of classroom experience ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. She started teaching in Iredell County in 1995. After four years, she spent 14 years in the classroom in Yadkin County. Cindy was hired in Davie County in 2013 as the assistant principal at Cooleemee ES. In 2016, Cindy was selected to be the principal at CES.
Angela Burgess, assistant principal at Cooleemee Elementary, will now assume the role of principal.
Mrs. Burgess has been in education for 11 years, with extensive experience, serving as a teacher, instructional facilitator, and assistant principal at the elementary level. She has made significant impacts at Cooleemee as an advocate for children and has built many valuable relationships at the school. Her instructional leadership experience and strong curriculum knowledge will allow her to continue leading Cooleemee Elementary in a positive direction, with a strategic focus on students' needs and academic growth. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardner-Webb in Elementary Education and a Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University.
Mrs. Burgess lives in Statesville with her husband, three sons and one daughter. She enjoys watching her children play sports. Mrs. Burgess will assume her position as principal of Cooleemee Elementary on July 1, 2020.
Michael Pruitt, assistant principal at Davie County High School, will assume the role of principal at North Davie Middle School.
Mr. Pruitt has been in education for 17 years, most recently serving as assistant principal at Davie County High School for the past 4 years. He has broad leadership, content and instructional experience at the secondary level. Mr. Pruitt was a NC Teaching Fellow and was named district Teacher of the Year in Wilkes County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University and a Master of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Appalachian State University. He also earned his EdS in 2019 and is currently working toward his Doctorate in Education from Appalachian State University. Mr. Pruitt lives in Clemmons and says he is a life-long student who loves to cook, read, travel to historic places and spend time with his niece and two nephews. Mr. Pruitt will assume his position as principal of North Davie Middle School on July 1, 2020.
Elisabeth Bolick-Spillman, assistant principal at Mocksville Elementary, will now assume the role of principal at Pinebrook Elementary.
Mrs. Bolick-Spillman has been in education for 11 years, and with Davie County Schools for the last 9 years. She was both a NC Teaching Fellow (ASU, undergrad) and NC Principal Fellow (UNCG, MSA). As part of the Principal Fellow requirements, she completed a successful full-year internship at Pinebrook Elementary in 2015-16, before serving as Assistant Principal at Shady Grove Elementary and most recently Assistant Principal at Mocksville Elementary. Mrs. Bolick-Spillman has been instrumental in implementing the COVID-19 Emergency Childcare at Mocksville Elementary during the pandemic. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters in School Administration from UNC Greensboro. Mrs. Bolick-Spillman lives in Pfafftown with her husband and son and is thrilled to take on this leadership role at Pinebrook. Mrs. Bolick-Spillman will assume her position as principal of Pinebrook Elementary School on August 1, 2020.
Wendi Maglio, EC Program Specialist at Davie County High School, will now assume the role of assistant principal.
Mrs. Maglio has been in education for 26 years, with a strong background in Exceptional Children. She has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels and held leadership roles at the high school level. She is a student advocate, with a deep understanding of student learning and strong desire for their success. She has served as a trusted resource to families, through her care of students and parents. Mrs. Maglio holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University and a Masters in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Mrs. Maglio lives in Winston-Salem with her husband and children. Mrs. Maglio will assume her position as assistant principal at Davie County High School on July 1, 2020.
Demario Reid joins the Davie County Schools family as assistant principal at Davie County High School.
Mr. Reid has been in education for 12 years, most recently as the dean of students at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro. He has also served as a teacher and coach and is a strong community leader, youth advocate and motivator who capitalizes on cultural relevance in education to inspire, empower, and motivate students. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Business Communication from North Carolina A&T State University. He earned his Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University and later earned his Post Masters Certificate in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.Mr. Reid lives in High Point and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Reid will assume his position as assistant principal at Davie County High School on July 1, 2020.