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.
Hello Families! My name is Krista Johnston and I will be serving as an Assistant Principal here at Royal Oaks School of the Arts. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado and my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have previous teaching experience in Colorado before moving to North Carolina in 2017. In my previous role, I served as the Exceptional Children's Lead Teacher at W.M. Irvin Elementary School for six years. I am excited to begin my journey at Royal Oaks School of the Arts and see the importance of art integration through school-wide curriculum.
I believe that parent/guardian relationships are necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year, I will communicate through various means to ensure you are included through every step of your child's educational career here at Royal Oaks School of the Arts. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can call me at the school, send me a written note, or contact me via email at Krista.Johnston@cabarrus.k12.nc.us. I truly believe we are all partners in the learning process. Every child can succeed, and we will make sure that happens. I look forward to working with you during the 2022-2023 school year!Mrs. Krista Johnston608 Dakota StreetKannapolis, NC 28083Phone: (704) 260-6310
Hello Rocket Community! I am Jenna Rossi, Assistant Principal at Royal Oaks School of the Arts. I graduated from State University of New York at Oswego with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and obtained my Master’s Degree in School Administration from Concordia University. I am originally from Upstate New York and began my teaching career with Rowan-Salisbury Schools as a 5th grade teacher in 2015. The past four years, I have been blessed to serve as a 6th grade Math and ELA teacher at Knox Middle School. I am passionate about education and instilling that love for learning in all kids.
I believe every child deserves the opportunity for the best possible education while embracing their background and individual passions.
Our students at Royal Oaks School of the Arts receive just that through a focus on integrating the arts. I love to serve the community and work collaboratively with ROSA students, staff and families to create lifelong learners. Go Rockets!Mrs. Jenna Rossi608 Dakota StreetKannapolis, NC 28083Phone: (704) 260-6310