Principal: April Dawn Raney
I am beyond excited to be a Boger Beacon! As a member of this administration team, I plan to work collaboratively with teachers, parents, families, and the community to do what is best for our students. I am a Cabarrus County native and graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. For 16 years, I served as a classroom teacher of 3rd and 4th grade at Mount Pleasant Elementary School here in Cabarrus County. While in the classroom, I pursued my National Board Certification and a Master's Degree in Reading Education K-12 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I loved every minute of being in the classroom with my students, but my true passion is educational leadership. I was fortunate to be chosen by the County to attend the High Point University Leadership Academy where I earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Since graduating my program, I spent time working at Northwest Cabarrus High School and Central Cabarrus High School as an interim Assistant Principal. My first two years as a full time Assistant Principal were spent at Charles E. Boger Elementary School, before I was asked to go and help open a brand new school in our County. It is with great excitement that I am able to return to my Boger family as Principal this year! Our school community is full of wonderful people, working towards a common goal. Let's work together to make this the most amazing year for our students!
Assistant Principal: Catherine Reynolds
I am looking forward to another amazing year at Boger! I grew up in Houston, Texas so I love the Cowboys, Texans, Rockets, and the Astros. I do love the Panthers, both my children are North Carolina Natives, so naturally we support love all things Charlotte.
Prior to coming to Boger I worked at Concord Middle School and completed my Principal internship at W.M. Irvin Elementary School. Before becoming an educator, I worked in Community Outreach as a Health Educator for many years. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Health Science Education from the University of Florida, where I met my husband (married 24 years)! GO GATORS!!!!! I am a mother of two amazing children. I completed my Masters in Administration through the NC Principal Fellows Program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
I strongly believe that you must support and grow the whole child. I am very inspired by our future leaders and it drives me to the best that I can to help them achieve all that they can and want. My number one priority are our children, I believe that working together we will help them achieve success in all areas of their life. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time to discuss any questions, comments or concerns that you may have about your child.
Assistant Principal: Chantell Berry
I am very proud to serve on the Administration Team here at Boger Elementary School! Our mission shines through each day on this campus as we light the path forward for all students, families, and community members. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Spanish, from Clark Atlanta University. I received my Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. For more than 20 years of my educational career, my skills and experiences have included bilingual/dual language instruction, district curriculum writing, standard setting for academic state testing, data studies, and EdTech implementation. I have worked at the public and charter school level as an instructor, Assistant Principal, and Principal.
My husband and I live in Charlotte, NC, but we love escapes to the mountains as well as the beach! I was born in Greenville, TX and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. In my spare time, I love watching my Dallas Cowboys, spending time with my family, traveling, and singing.
B.A.: Early Childhood Education, Minor: Spanish- Clark Atlanta University
M.Ed.: Educational Leadership- Kennesaw State University
North Carolina- School Administrator: Principal
South Carolina- Tier 1 Elementary Principal, Tier 1 Secondary Principal
California- Professional Clear Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, Administrative Professional Credential
Georgia- Elementary Education (PK-5), Educational Leadership/Principal