Dr. Carrie Tulbert - Principal
It is such an honor to serve you as the principal of Concord Middle! I am proud to be a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, which took me to the beautiful Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I taught English Language Arts for 5 years in Iredell-Statesville Schools and then moved into a professional development and instructional coach role while getting my Masters in School Administration from Gardner Webb University. I loved teaching, and I still consider myself a teacher every day. Now my role is to primarily lead learning for the adults in the school to help influence all of our students. I was lucky to come to the Mooresville Graded School District as the Assistant Principal of Mooresville Middle School (which is the middle school I attended as a teenager!). I also served there as the principal for a total of 7.5 years as a Red Imp. I have my doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wingate University. My dissertation focused on building relationships in a 1:1 learning environment. I am also honored to have been the 2014 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year, in which I served our entire state advocating for public educators in a variety of ways, such as serving as the Principal Advisor to our State Board of Education, as well as many speaking engagements with future and present educators and legislators, and many opportunities to facilitate professional development for educators.I joined the Miner team in July 2015, but I'm not unfamiliar with Cabarrus County. My husband and I lived in Kannapolis, NC for 12 years before moving to our home in Mooresville (which is where we are both from, and where our parents still live). My husband, Bart, is also an educator, and he has worked in Cabarrus County Schools for 16 years. We have two awesome boys: Liam is 10 and Luke is almost 4. They keep us busy! A fun fact is that I’m also a flutist with a degree in music. Also, many people assume that I come from a family of educators, but I am actually the first educator in my family, and the first one to get a masters degree and beyond. Lots of people also ask if our family will ever move back to Cabarrus County. Some days, I would absolutely love this as I'm not a fan of my commute as a one-way trip is 43 minutes. But we have no plans on moving back to Cabarrus as both sets of parents live in Mooresville, and we want to be close to them to assist them as they get older. We love living in Mooresville, and we are thankful for the sweet country roads that provide quiet commutes. I'm so honored to be serving the Concord community for the 3rd year!
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 facilities and student schedules.I currently live in Harrisburg with my wonderful wife and son who recently started pre-school. We also have two dogs to round out our family. I am looking forward to wonderful year here at Concord Middle School. Let’s Go Miners!! #minerpride
Ms. Alicia Davis - Assistant PrincipalHello Miner Country! I am so excited to serve as your 7th Grade Assistant Principal for 2015-2016 school year. I am originally from Sanford, NC and I attended UNC Charlotte for my both my undergraduate and graduate programs. I am a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. I received my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and I taught at Algebra I and Geometry at Mooresville High School. While at Mooresville, I really wanted the opportunity to reach more students and work with the community, and I knew seeking my Masters in Administration would help me reach my goal. At Concord Middle, my responsibilities include: 7th Grade AP, Math Department Liaison, Student Handbook, Mentoring Program, etc. Fun Fact: I have never chewed gum and I live in Charlotte, NC with my husband.
Mr. James Mabry - Dean of Students
I am Jamie Mabry, Dean of Students/Assistant Principal at CMS. I received my undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer University, in Elementary Education, in1999. I taught science for 16 years. My first 14 years teaching science were in Stanly County. I am a Staff Sargent in the N.C. National Guard and in 2012 I was deployed to Egypt for 11 months. At the end of my deployment, I accepted a position at CMS. Upon returning from deployment, I taught 6th grade science at CMS for 2 years, before accepting my current position as Dean of Students/Assistant Principal. I am currently in my last year of graduate school at Gardner Webb University where I am working toward my Masters in Administration.
I chose to pursue a career in administration primarily because of the same reason I entered education 17 years ago, to make a difference. Working in education is what I consider my purpose. I was at the point in my career that I was ready to be a leader, a support system for teachers and for students, and ready to make a difference outside of the classroom.
My current responsibilities at CMS include but are not limited to; being responsible for 6th grade discipline, serving as the 6th grade IEP LEA representative, serving as the department liaison for science and encore, coordinating athletic logistics and duties, completing observations and PDP’s, bus discipline and transportation liaison, creating the staff handbook, facilitation of courtyard care, community/staff events and helping our staff and students in any other ways needed.
I am a native of Stanly County, but moved to Cabarrus County with my family 11 years ago. My wife and I have been married for almost 13 years. It is with her love and support that I am able to pursue and achieve my goals. We both share a passion for children and a desire to help. We have a large family and we feel very blessed. As a family, we rely heavily on our faith as we make daily decisions. We are long time members of our church, where we are very active. Through adversity, we have learned to appreciate every day that we are given; we understand that we are never promised a tomorrow…so make today count!
A few funny facts that few people would know about me are that I use to have long hair (now I have none), my wife is older than I am (she won’t let me give out numbers) and I should have been born in another decade (much earlier) because I love the “oldies” music, as my children say.