Special to Iredell Free News
Pending approval by Iredell-Statesville Board of Education at its July board meeting, Marlene Scott has been recommended by Superintendent Jeff James to serve as the new principal of Third Creek Middle
Scott will assume her responsibilities effective July 13. She will succeed Kelly Campbell, who recently accepted a principalship in another district.
A veteran educator with 25 years in education, Scott has served as a classroom teacher, an
instructional facilitator, and an assistant principal. Most recently she served as an assistant principal
at West Iredell High School.
Scott earned her bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University and master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Following an interview process with a team of I-SS employees, the new superintedent recommended Scott for her position on his second day on the job.
“We are looking forward to opening Third Creek Middle School in the fall,” James said. “We needed a principal at the helm who could lead a transition into a new school building during a difficult year. These are trying times, but we have complete confidence in Marlene Scott to have Third Creek Middle ready for students in the fall.”
Scott said she was “humbled and thankful” for the opportunity to serve as principal at the new school.
“Our goal is to secure hope, empowerment and success for both students and staff at TCMS,” she said. “We are embarking on a new beginning, in a brand new facility. What a great moment in history, what a great moment in time to be able to start the journey pursuing success. Michael Jordan stated, ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’
“At TCMS we are Champions! I solicit your support and prayers in helping us on our journey!”