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53cee119c328c.image.jpgAt the July 8, 2014 regular meeting of the Davie County Board of Education, Mr. Doyle Nicholson was approved as the new principal of Davie County High School. Mr. Nicholson has served as an assistant principal at Davie High since 2012, and was named the Davie County Schools’ District Assistant Principal of the Year for 2013-2014. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and School Administration Licensure from Appalachian State University.

Nicholson was a mathematics teacher at Mount Tabor High School from 2006 until 2012.

He also taught math at Forbush High School from 1992 to 2006. Nicholson was named the Forbush High School Teacher of the Year and the Yadkin County Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006, Mountain Valley Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2003, was the advisor for the “All North Carolina” Yearbook in 1999, Mountain Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 1998, Yadkinville Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator in 1997, and a North Carolina Teaching Fellow in 1988.

Nicholson has been a Virtual Coach for the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) since 2009, and has been published in Education Week Teacher and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education. He also served as National Board Candidate Support Seminar facilitator at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching from 2004 to 2010.

Mr. Nicholson is married to Gretchen and has two daughters, Cora and Kate.

Courtemanch.jpgMs. Courtemanche is our Freshmen AP. She also sees over the English and EC Departments. 

Hudson.jpgMrs. Hudson came to Davie High School at the beginning of the 2014/2015 school year. She is currently the Assistant Principal who oversees juniors as well as the Math and Physical Education departments.

Mrs. Hudson Originally has a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Appalachian State University. Then later attended Gardner Webb University where she received her Master’s in School Administration in 2009.

Prior to Mrs. Hudson’s time at Davie she taught Life Management for one year at West Rowan High School. Then has been a Math Teacher at Central Davidson High School for the past 22 years.

While teaching Mrs. Hudson received her Advanced Placement Statistics Certification in 1999, National Statistics Teaching Audit Certification in 2007, and she received her National Boards Certification in 2000 and has since then renewed it in 2010.

Mrs. Hudson is married to her Husband Keven. They have two children. 

Rubin.jpgMr. Rubin is our Assistant Principal who oversees Seniors. He also oversees ths Science, Sudent Services, Media, and ROTC Departments. 


Jonathan Sidden, a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts has performed regularly as tenor soloist with opera companies and ensembles across the United States. Mr. Sidden was a resident artist and New Century Fellow at the famedAcademyofVocal ArtsinPhiladelphia. He was a semi-finalist in the International Wagner Competition. Mr. Sidden was a Regional Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeastern Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Mr. Sidden. In 2007 he was honored byYaleUniversityas a Distinguished Music Educator for his work with the public schools. He was a 2010 National Endowment of Humanties Scholar inVienna,Austriaand was a 2012 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. Mr. Sidden holds a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. As a composer of choral music, his works have been published by Subito Music and the Moravian Music Foundation. He was Choral Director at Parkland Magnet High School, where his choirs sang for a festival in conjunction with the 2008 United States Presidential Inauguration and for the NC Music Educator’s Convention in 2013. He is the currently serving as the Music Director at Trinity Moravian Church. Mr. Sidden is happy to be one of the Assistant Principal at Davie High School.

Mr. Sidden is our Assistant Principal who oversees Sophomores. He also oversees the Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Foreign Language Departments.