Special to Iredell Free News

The Iredell-Statesville Board of Education has approved the appointment of Jennifer Ribbeck as principal for East Iredell Elementary School.

Ribbeck, who currently serves as an assistant principal at the school, will succeed Angel Oliphant, who is retiring.

The approval was made by the recommendation of Superintendent Jeff James.

“We were excited to have a strong pool of candidates to lead East Iredell Elementary School,” James said. “We are pleased with Mrs. Ribbeck’s experience as an assistant principal and instructional facilitator in our district. She brings strong instructional knowledge that will no doubt contribute to the continued success of the school.” 

Ribbeck, who will begin her new role on July 1, has served as the assistant principal at East Iredell Elementary since 2020.

Since joining the district in 2001, Ribbeck has served as a classroom teacher, instructional facilitator, and assistant principal at several campuses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education
from the University of Charleston and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“I love working at East and I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue my work there,” Ribbeck said. “I look forward to growing our leaders and ensuring success for every student.”

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