Administration TeamDr. Liz Snyder - Principal
Dr. Snyder holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University, an Educational Specialist Degree from Appalachian State University, and completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is finishing her 22nd year in education with teaching positions at North Davidson High School and North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. Dr. Snyder is a National Board Certified Teacher.
Her administrative experience includes six years in Davidson County as assistant principal at Ledford High School and East Davidson High School. In 2009, Dr. Snyder transitioned to the elementary level as an assistant principal at Liberty Drive Elementary from 2009-2012. In 2012, she became the principal at the Alternative Learning Center, now known to Thomasville City Schools as The Bulldog Academy, before returning to Liberty Drive Elementary as principal in 2013. Dr. Snyder served as the principal at Hickory Ridge Middle School for 4 years and was named the 2018 Cabarrus County Schools Principal of the Year.
Dr. Snyder is married to her husband Russ, the principal at Mount Pleasant High School, and they have two children, Ryan and Emma.
Mr. Nicholas Lord – Assistant Principal
Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. To begin, I will start with my moving to Charlotte in 2007. After graduating from SUNY Fredonia (south of Buffalo, NY), I began my teaching career at Eastway Middle School in Charlotte. I taught 6-8thgrade science there for two years. I then continued teaching at Mint Hill Middle School, where I taught 7th and 8th grade. I very much enjoyed my time as a teacher; however, I felt that I wanted to have a larger impact on students and the school as a whole. To do this, I went to The University of South Carolina for my graduate degree in Educational Administration. I joined the administrative team as a Dean of Students at Lebanon Road Elementary School in 2013. In 2014, I joined Concord Middle as an Assistant Principal and have loved it. I feel that I am a part of the family. I am currently the 8th-grade administrator, and my primary responsibilities include overseeing the transportation and student schedules. I currently live in Harrisburg with my wonderful wife, son, and daughter. I am looking forward to a wonderful year here at Concord Middle School. Let’s Go Miners!! #minerpride
Mrs. Krina Patel-Pressley - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Krina Pressley began her educational journey at the University of South Carolina, where she received her Bachelor’s in Education. She previously taught in Charleston, SC for the first 5 years of her career, where she obtained her Master’s in Education Administration from Charleston Southern University. After 5 years in Charleston, she and her husband, Justin, decided it was time to move closer to family. This brought them to the Concord area. Upon moving, she obtained a teaching position for Cabarrus County Schools. She taught at R. Brown McAllister STEM Elementary for 4 years, where she served as a 4th and 5th grade ELA teacher and obtained her National Board Certification. Mrs. Pressley is very enthusiastic about her transition into leadership at Concord Middle as the Assistant Principal. She is eager to work together to shape the lives, hearts, and minds of students!
In her free time, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with her little family. She and Justin have two dogs: Vesper, a 5-year-old Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd mix, and Mowgli, a 1-year-old Golden Retriever. Some of her hobbies include running, painting, and reading.
Mr. Robert Weirich - Dean of Students
Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012 with a Bachelors's in Middle Grades education. After college, I taught in Union County for 6 years and 1 year in Charlotte Mecklenburg. I graduated from Queens University at Charlotte with a Masters's in Educational Leadership. I am currently the Dean of Students at Concord Middle School, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Miner Family.
I currently live in Union County. During my free time, I enjoy going on hikes, going to Carolina Panthers games, and spending time with my family. I look forward to a wonderful year here at Concord Middle School.