Mrs. Melody Marsh608 Dakota StreetKannapolis, NC 28083Phone: (704) 260-6310Hello! I am Melody Marsh, the Principal at Royal Oaks School of the Arts. Education has always been a top priority for me, and I consider myself blessed to be able to do what I love. I am originally from Salisbury, North Carolina and am a graduate of South Rowan High School. After graduating from high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, I returned to Cabarrus County and became a teacher at Royal Oaks Elementary, where I taught for 14 years. During that time I also completed my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education through UNCC, as well as my National Board Certification for Professional Teaching Standards. After so many years in the classroom, I decided I would like to become an administrator. I went back to school and earned my Master’s Degree of School Administration from UNCC. I then served as the Assistant Principal at Royal Oaks Elementary for two years and for one year at Charles E. Boger Elementary School before becoming the Principal of Royal Oaks School of the Arts..My philosophy of education is simple. I believe all children can learn. Through arts integration, we are able to set the stage for engagement in the classroom and ensure each student is able to showcase their knowledge through multiple pathways. The key is learning what each student needs and personalizing their education to align with those needs. The challenge is making learning meaningful and tapping into student interests. The joy is convincing students they are capable of achieving anything they set their mind to! The reward is changing lives…one day at a time.
Mrs. Danielle Lucas608 Dakota StreetKannapolis, NC 28083Phone: (704) 260-6310
Hi! I am Danielle Lucas, the Assistant Principal at Royal Oaks School of the Arts.. I attended Appalachian State University where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. After graduating, I taught in a neighboring county for 3 years before relocating to Cabarrus County. I was a 5th grade teacher at Carl A. Furr Elementary School for 5 years. During that time, I completed my Master’s Degree in K-12 Literacy through UNC Charlotte, and also my Administrative Degree through Appalachian State University. I served as the Assistant Principal at Charles E. Boger Elementary for 2 ½ years before transferring to Royal Oaks School of the Arts..
Engaging students through interactive curriculum, including the arts, can help set the stage for a successful educational career. I believe that it is our job as educators to teach the way our students learn. Through our wonderful teachers, classroom differentiation and our arts integration lessons, all students will be able to succeed and will thrive here at Royal Oaks.
Please let me know how I can help make your child’s school career at Royal Oaks the best one possible!