Special to Iredell Free News

The Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education announced the appointment of Kaylor Kaemba as the new principal of Rocky River Elementary School, effective July 3. She will succeed Chuck LaRusso, who announced his retirement in May.

Kaylor Kaemba

“I am honored and excited to be the principal of Rocky River Elementary School.,” Kaemba said. “Rocky River is a magical school. The staff and students embraced me as I developed my leadership skills, and now I cannot wait to embrace them again as we race toward our tomorrows!”

Kaemba developed her administrative skills at Rocky River Elementary School as an administrative intern during the 2021-2022 school year before becoming an assistant principal at Mooresville High School for the 2022-2023 year. She began her career in education as a teacher in 2002. She started with MGSD in 2015 at East Mooresville Intermediate School and was named EMIS Teacher of the Year and MGSD Teacher of the Year in 2019.

The selection process included a community survey, as well as an interview process with a committee made up of staff members, parents and administrators. The community survey showed that a person with strong relationship building skills was important, and Kaemba’s interview and history as an educator showed that she is excellent at accomplishing this particular skill, district officials said.

Kaemba holds her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Presbyterian College, her Masters of Reading Education from East Carolina University, and her Masters in Educational Leadership from High Point University.