Principal

 Dustin Shoe

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Dustin Shoe

As a Central Cabarrus High School alum, Mr. Shoe is excited to be re-joining the Viking community.  He was born and raised in Cabarrus County, attending the original Bethel Elementary School, J.N. Fries Middle School, and Central Cabarrus High School (class of 2000).  He attended Wake Forest University and earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education.  He also earned a Master of School Administration degree from UNC-Charlotte.  He has taught or served as an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  This is his 15th year in Cabarrus County Schools.

Assistant Principal

 Ashley Short

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Ashley Short

Mrs. Short joined Cabarrus County Schools as a social studies teacher at Concord Middle School in 2006. She also worked at Mount Pleasant Middle School as a teacher before moving to Central Cabarrus High School as the instructional technology facilitator in 2012. She joined the administrative team at C.C. Griffin Middle School in 2017 as an Assistant Principal. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master’s degree from East Carolina University. She also is a graduate of Central Cabarrus High School, class of 2002. She became an Assistant Principal at Central in 2019. Mrs. Short is the administrator for students with last names beginning with A-C.

Assistant Principal

 Kevin Blackburn

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Kevin Blackburn

Mr. Blackburn joined the Viking family in 2016.  He taught high school and middle school mathematics before becoming an administrator.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Pfeiffer University in Mathematics and a Master’s in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Since 2002 he has served as both an Assistant Principal and Principal at the Elementary and High School levels.  Mr. Blackburn is the administrator for students with last names beginning with K-P.

Assistant Principal

 Elizabeth Foster

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Elizabeth Foster

Mrs. Foster has been a member of the CCHS family since 2014. She was previously the Exceptional Children's Lead Teacher at Hickory Ridge Middle School.  Prior to that she taught at Concord Middle School.  She has taught both Math and English.  Mrs. Foster earned her Master's Degree in School Administration from Wingate University and her Bachelor's Degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.  Mrs. Foster is originally from New York and has lived in the Charlotte region for eleven years.  Mrs. Foster is the administrator for students with last names beginning with Q-Z.

Dean of Students

 Andy Platek

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Andy Platek

Originally from Niagara Falls, New York, Mr. Platek joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2006.  He served as a math teacher for eleven years teaching at both Jay M. Robinson High School and Northwest Cabarrus High School.  In addition, he served as the multi-tiered systems of support coach at Robinson for the 2017-2018 school year.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his Master's Degree is School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Mr. Platek is the administrator for students with last names beginning with D-J. 

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