Mr. Richard Wells
Mr. Wells began his college career at UNC Charlotte as an electrical engineering major. However, he knew his calling was in the field of education. After three years, Mr. Wells changed his major to elementary education and went on to teach for six years in a large urban school district before going back to UNC Charlotte to pursue his Master’s degree in School Administration as a NC Principal Fellow. After spending three years as a principal intern and assistant principal of instruction at the middle school level, Mr. Wells was delighted to return to the elementary level to serve the students and families at Winecoff Elementary School. After four years at Winecoff, Mr. Wells accepted his first principalship at Beverly Hills STEM Elementary School, a true neighborhood school. Mr. Wells is married to Jana. The two met during their student teaching experiences, and together they have two boys, Richardson and Jennings, and a daughter, Raleigh.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ed.D. doctoral student, Educational Leadership Superintendency Track, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.SA – School Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.A. – Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Curriculum Instructional Specialist – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mr. Baaden is the Assistant Principal of Instruction at BHES. He began here at BHES as a 5th grade Science teacher. He has over 14 years combined experience as both a teacher and an assistant principal.