Special to Iredell Free News

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education has approved three administrative appointments, effective July:

♦ LeVar Mizelle was named the executive director of Human Resources for Iredell-Statesville Schools. He replaces Ethan Todd, who has been named principal at Coddle Creek Elementary School.

♦ Kelly Shoffner will serve as principal at South Iredell High School, replacing Tim Ivey. Ivey has assumed the role of chief of Instructional Technology/Facilities Maintenance Officer/Facilities and Planning.

♦ Jennifer Dalton will serve as principal at Cool Spring Elementary School following the retirement of Judy Hix. 

Mizzelle comes to I-SS from Camden County Schools, where he most recently served as principal of Camden Middle School. He has administrative experience at the elementary, middle and high school level. He earned an undergraduate degree from Elizabeth City State University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Liberty University.

“I am truly excited about joining Iredell-Statesville Schools as executive director of Human Resources,” Mizelle said. “I am grateful for this opportunity to serve in this capacity! I look forward to working together and collaborating to support the district’s vision and mission of I-SS and to help keep the momentum going as we all do our part to meet the needs of our students and impact student achievement.”

Shoffner is returning to I-SS from her most recent position as a principal in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. She earned a degree in English Education, and has served at the middle, high, and community college level as an English teacher. She served as an instructional facilitator at Lake Norman High School and South Iredell High School. Shoffner holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as principal certification, from Appalachian State University.

Dalton has accepted the role of principal for Cool Spring Elementary School. She has served as the assistant principal at Third Creek Elementary School since 2018. Previously, she served as a classroom teacher, Response to Instruction Specialist, and school counselor. Dalton has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her graduate certificate in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University.

1 thought on “I-SS Board approves appointment of new HR director, new principals for South Iredell High and Cool Spring Elementary

  1. TRINILICIOUS says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing South Iredell High School Shine again. Definitely will miss Principal Ivey. All the best to everyone. The Sky is The Limit to Your Success! Be Bless and Stay Safe!

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