PrincipalMr. Dustin Shoe
I was born and raised in Cabarrus County, attending the original Bethel Elementary School, J.N. Fries Middle School, and Central Cabarrus High School. I attended Wake Forest University and earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education. I also earned a Master of School Administration degree from UNC-Charlotte. I have taught or served as an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This is my 14th year in Cabarrus County Schools. I am excited to be a part of the C.C. Griffin School Community!
Assistant Principal of InstructionMrs. Ashley Short
I am thrilled to start my first year at CCG!! I am a Cabarrus County native and a graduate of Central Cabarrus High School. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I received a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University and a School Leadership license from Appalachian State University. This is my 11th year in education and all have been here in Cabarrus County. I have taught math, science, and social studies at both Concord Middle and Mount Pleasant Middle. Most recently, I was the technology facilitator at Central Cabarrus High School. During the 2017-2018 school year I will be the 8th grade level administrator.
Assistant PrincipalMr. Jason Iadarola
I have resided in the Charlotte area for almost thirteen years, but grew up in Middlebury, Connecticut. I moved to the area after graduating from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in History. My background in the field of education includes teaching third and fourth grade for ten years in Cabarrus County and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. In my second year of teaching, I received the Who’s Who in Teaching Award. Most recently, I served as the Dean of Students at Steele Creek Elementary in CMS and an Assistant Principal in Union County for two years. In May of 2013, I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with my Executive Leadership degree. In my spare time, I have coached numerous baseball teams; including a Nation’s Baseball team, which was ranked top ten in the nation. This year at C.C. Griffin, I will serve as the 8th grade administrator and co-leader of transportation.
Dean of StudentsMrs. Stephanie Coggins
I’m so delighted to join the Gryphon team this year! I grew up in Charlotte and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Appalachian State University. I completed my Master’s degree in Middle Grades Science from UNCC and I taught middle school science and math in Charlotte. I earned my Master’s degree in School Administration from UNCC and was an administrator at Concord High School last year. This year I will serve as the 6th grade administrator. I look forward to a wonderful year!