CCS Announces Personnel Appointments
Cabarrus County Schools Superintendent Barry Shepherd announces the following personnel appointments in preparation for the upcoming school year. All of the appointments listed occurred during the month of July.
Dave Burnett, assistant director of Facilities Management, who brings years of experience in the development, design, construction and operations of educational facilities where he was responsible for school system facilities departments in both large and medium-sized districts. His responsibilities included maintenance, planning, construction, real estate, and custodial services.
Frank Fiorella, director, Child Nutrition, replacing Tina Farmer, who resigned. Fiorella joins CCS from Montgomery County Schools, where he was director of the school system's child nutrition program.
Randy Duncan, assistant principal at Hickory Ridge High School, replacing Joe Gala, who will retire in September. Duncan joins Cabarrus County Schools from Rowan-Salisbury Schools.
Keena Eyster-Terrill, assistant principal of instruction at Northwest Cabarrus High School, replacing Susan Owens, who was promoted to principal of Concord Middle School. Eyster-Terrill and her family will be relocating from Florida where she worked as an assistant principal, an assistant principal of instruction and as a central office administrator.
Kevin Fox, assistant principal of instruction at Concord Middle School, replacing Nicole Hill who resigned. Fox joins CCS from Rowan-Salisbury Schools where he was an assistant principal. He also taught middle school in Kannapolis City Schools.
Tiana Graves, assistant principal at Concord Middle School, replacing Sam Treadaway, who was serving as interim assistant principal. Graves most recently served as a behavior specialist in our Exceptional Children's department.
Bill Shapcott, assistant principal at Hickory Ridge Middle School, replacing Andrea Owens, who is now assistant principal of instruction at the school. Shapcott previously worked in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Iredell-Statesville Schools.
Gabr'l Stackhouse, assistant principal at Bethel Elementary School, replacing Jodi Lauria, who was serving in an interim role. Stackhouse comes to CCS from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where she worked as a Title 1 coach, an extended learning coordinator and a K-5 math facilitator.
Damon Whalen, assistant principal at C.C. Griffin Middle School, replacing Bryanna Bailey, who has transferred to Harris Road Middle School. Whalen comes to CCS from Stanly County Schools where he worked as an assistant principal.
Patricia Abbey, assistant principal at Pitts School Road Elementary School, replacing Michelle Canapino, who resigned to return to her first love - teaching. Abbey most recently served as the K-2 Lead Teacher at Pitts School Road Elementary School, a position she has held since 2010. Before joining the Pitts School Road Elementary School team, she worked as a classroom teacher at Winecoff Elementary School.
And finally, Kevin Blackburn, principal of the Performance Learning Center, will become principal of Bethel Elementary School, replacing Kristi Williford, who has resigned. Blackburn has been a member of the Cabarrus County Schools family since 1996 when he joined us as an eighth grade math teacher at J.N. Fries Middle School. Since that time, he has worked as a teacher at Northwest Cabarrus High School and as an administrator at Coltrane-Webb Elementary, Mount Pleasant Elementary and Jay M. Robinson High Schools.
Welcome to our new CCS colleagues and best wishes to those colleagues moving into new assignments or new locations this school year.