Mr. Chris Myers, Principal
Welcome students and families to NCHS. We could not be more excited about the 2020-21 school year! We are confident the combination of rigor, relevance, and curricular alignment provided by our teachers will facilitate a great experience for all our students in a safe and student-friendly learning environment!
I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.A. in History and earned my Social Studies/Secondary Education certification from Millersville University. I spent fifteen years teaching and coaching before I earned my Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction for two plus years, before I was named principal of NCHS in spring 2016.
I have a wonderful wife and a son who is starting second grade. In my free time, I enjoy travelling the world and doing my best to live what Theodore Roosevelt called the “Strenuous Life.” I have a lifelong passion for tennis, the University of Tennessee, and wearing orange to represent both my alma matter and the Trojans!
Dr. Mandalinn Browning, Assistant Principal
Student Last Names H - N
I am in my 7th year as a member of the Trojan family and 16th year in education overall. I am originally from Ohio where I graduated from Bowling Green State University with my Bachelors in Integrated Social Studies Education. After graduating, I relocated with my husband to Charlotte, where I began my educational career, by teaching U.S. History and Civics and Economics at A.L. Brown High School. In 2011, I joined Cabarrus County Schools as a World History teacher at Jay M. Robinson High School, where I stayed until 2013. I currently hold a master’s degree in School Administration from Western Carolina University and an Education Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University. At NCHS my responsibilities include; MTSS Leadership, 504 Plans, Tier 2 Date Team, New and Beginning teachers, Athletic Liaison, Testing, Mastery Connect/Benchmarks, EMPOWER, School Choice Programs (STEM/AoHS), Master Scheduling, Safety/Safe Schools, and student discipline with student’s last names H-N.
Mrs. Lacee Jacobs, Assistant Principal
Student Last Names A-G
Welcome NCHS students and parents! We are so excited for this upcoming school year and look forward to another successful year for our students. I have been an NCHS Trojan since 2015. I graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2015, I earned a master’s degree in Counseling with a focus on school counseling from Wake Forest University. I have worked as a school counselor in New Hanover County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg before moving to Northwest Cabarrus High School in 2015. Most recently, I graduated from UNC Charlotte’s Aspiring High School Principal’s program and was thrilled to be able to move into a new role at a school I have come to love. I think our students and staff are the best in the state!
In my free time I love reading, traveling, seeing live music, and enjoying life through the eyes of my young son, Deacon (who keeps my husband and I very active).
This year, I will be the administrator for students with last names A-G. Some of my other duties include transportation, textbooks, master schedule building, and serving as the academic liaison for the English, Fine Arts, and JROTC programs.
I hope you all have a wonderful school year!
Mr. Jeffrey Walter, Assistant Principal
Student Last Names O - Z
Greetings! I am very proud to be a member of the NCHS team! I am a native of Cabarrus County who graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1995. After high school, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I received a BA in History in 1999. After graduation, I worked for four years as a Personal Banker at Centura Bank, now known as PNC Bank, before returning to UNC-CH to get a Master's in Secondary Social Studies Education. I spent a year as a full-time substitute teacher in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public school system before finally finding a permanent position at Gray Stone Day School, which is located on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Stanly County. After ten years of teaching and coaching tennis at Gray Stone, I accepted a position at JN Fries Magnet School as a 7th/8th Grade Social Studies teacher in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Since joining Cabarrus County Schools, I have completed the CCS Leadership Cohort IV and have received my second Master's in Educational Leadership as a member of the Leadership Academy at High Point University. I am happily married to my wife, Carolina, who is from Costa Rica, and we have two wonderful children, Gael and Julieta. Obviously, I am a huge Tarheels fan, and I have been a lifelong Cubs fan as well. In my spare time I like to exercise, read, watch sports, and go to minor league baseball games. I will be the administrator for students with last names beginning O - Z, and my duties also include facilities and rentals, College Board/AP Testing, and I am the Administrative Liaison for the Science, EC, and CTE departments. I look forward to working with all of you so that together we value, teach, and empower each student in a culture of educational excellence! Go Trojans!!!