Retired North Iredell High School Principal Teresa Evans announced Friday that she is running for a seat on the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education.

Teresa Evans

Evans is running for the District 1 seat as an unaffiliated candidate.

“In today’s world every child needs education to succeed,” Evans said in her campaign announcement. “The public school system should be an extension of the home and community where students can learn in a safe environment.”

Evans has been a part of the North Iredell community for more than 50 years. She began her adult life like many North Iredell residents — in farming. She has been involved in tobacco, milk and egg production for 25 years.

She began her career in education in 1988 as a bus driver for Harmony Elementary School. She worked as a teacher assistant, data manger, high school bookkeeper, network administrator, teacher, program specialist, assistant principal and principal before retiring in June 2019.

With 30 years of experience in public education, Evans said she believes all students can learn. If elected, she pledged to rely on that experience and common-sense leadership to get the job done.

As an unaffiliated candidate, Evans will have to obtain 588 signatures by petition to get her name on the November ballot. Anyone who is registered unaffiliated and not registered as a member of one of the two major parties must do that to get on the ballot.

If you would like to sign her petition, email her at or call-828-578-1149. Visit her website at for more information.

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