Special to Iredell Free News

Sheliah Burnette has been named the principal of East Iredell Middle School.

Sheliah Burnette

Burnette, who assumes her responsibilities on June 1, 2020, will replace Tonya Houpe, who will assume the role of principal at North Iredell Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year.

Burnette has served as the principal at N.B. Mills Elementary School since 2017. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Meredith College, and earned her masters degree in both school counseling and school administration from N.C. Central University. She is currently in the final phase of her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from UNC – Chapel Hill.

“We are fortunate to have Ms. Burnette in Iredell-Statesville Schools,” Superintendent Brady Johnson said. “Her knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to her students and families will serve East
Iredell Middle School well in the coming years.”

Burnette is excited to take on the principalship at EIMS.

“ Throughout my 18 years in education, I have been a principal, an assistant principal, a counselor, a social worker, an AVID District Director, and a teacher. I have also had an opportunity to serve all grades in some capacity, from Pre-K to high school. While I have spent the last three years as a very proud Husky with NB Mills, my primary experience in education is in middle school.

“Having spent 50% of my career in middle school, I am quite excited to return. I can’t wait to meet my new Knight family!”