FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the appointments of two new principals, effective July 1.

Rachael Moyer
Kristina Land

Kristina Land will serve as principal of Sharon Elementary School, and Rachael Moyer will become principal of The Brawley School.

Land will fill the opening created by the retirement of Principal Sheila Jenkins. Moyer will succeed Brawley Principal Mark Shinkaruk, who was named principal at Third Creek Middle School earlier this year.

Superintendent Jeff James recommended Land and Moyer for their new positions.

“Both candidates have completed intensive training in the past few years to prepare to take on these roles,” James explained. “I’m happy to be able to promote from within.”

Land is currently an assistant principal at Cloverleaf Elementary School. Since she joined the district in 2012, she has served as an instructional facilitator, assistant principal, and interim principal at several schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Gardner-Webb University, a master’s degree in reading education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an administrative degree licensure from Wingate University.

Prior to joining I-SS, Land served as an academic facilitator, literacy facilitator, curriculum specialist, and teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She recently was recognized for her completion of the inaugural cohort of the North Carolina Assistant Principal Accelerator Leadership Program.

“I am excited to continue the long legacy of academic excellence and partnerships that make Sharon Elementary a cornerstone of the community,” Land said. “It is truly an honor to be named the next principal of this extraordinary school.”

Moyer currently serves as an assistant principal at West Iredell High School. She has worked for Iredell-Statesville Schools since 2015. Prior to her current assignment, Moyer worked an assistant principal at Northview IB Middle School and the International Baccalaureate coordinator at South Iredell High School.

Moyer earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in special education with a focus on the academically and intellectually gifted child from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an educational doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University.

Before joining I-SS, Moyer served as an IB coordinator and teacher leader in Hickory Public Schools and Burke County Schools. She has an extensive amount of knowledge and leadership with International Baccalaureate, having served as an IB consultant, authorization and evaluation leader, and president of the state chapter.

“I am excited and truly honored to be the leader of The Brawley School, where I plan to collaborate with the school community to ensure that our students have quality, authentic learning experiences that incorporate inquiry, collaboration, and conceptual understandings,” Moyer said. “I look forward to meeting with staff, parents, and students soon so that we can collectively construct a plan for an extraordinary school year.”

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