• Administration


    Principal Yolanda Blakeney                                        Yolanda

     Email: Yolanda.Blakeney@cabarrus.k12.nc.us


    • B.S. Chemistry, Wingate University, 1996
    • Masters in Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University, 2011
    • Masters in School Administration, Appalachian State University, 2014

    Leadership Roles

    • Principal, C.C. Griffin November, 2021 to present
    • Assistant Principal of Instruction, West Cabarrus High School, 2018- 2021
    • Assistant Principal, Cox Mill High School, 2017-2018
    • Dean of Students, Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College, 2014-2017


    "I am proud to serve the C.C.Griffin STEM Middle School community as principal. I look forward to continuing the STEM journey for students through passionate educators providing innovative instruction."


    Assistant Principal Rebecca Howell

    Email: Rebecca.Howell@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    7th Grade Administrator


    • B.S. Elementary Education, Southeastern University, 2003
    • Masters in School Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2021
    • Principal Fellow Class 26


    Leadership Roles

    • Principal Intern, Northwest Cabarrus Middle, 2020-2021
    • Principal Fellows, UNCCharlotte, 2019-2021
    • Lead Teacher / Summer School Site Administrator, A.T. Allen Elementary, 2016- 2019

    "I have been dedicated to the students of Cabarrus County Schools since 2005 and am thrilled to serve the Gryphon family as Assistant Principal. "


    Assistant Principal Jerome Crews

    Email: Jerome.Crews@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    8th Grade Administrator

    Mr. Crews


    • Gardner-Webb University, Masters in School Administration & Executive Leadership Studies 
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Graduate Certificate in Teaching
    • Purdue University Global, Masters in Higher Education, Student Affairs  
    • Winston-Salem State University, Bachelors in English


    Leadership Roles

    • Assistant Principal, C.C. Griffin Middle School, 2019-present 
    • Dean of Students, C.C. Griffin Middle School, 2018-2019


    "It is truly a pleasure to serve as Assistant Principal at C.C. Griffin Middle School.  The Griffin community delivers an awesome educational experience for our students each day. Griffin students are bound for success through STEM instruction, relationship-building practices, and data-driven instruction.  I am honored to be a Gryphon while shaping the lives of future leaders!"  


    Assistant Principal Jessica Perez

    6th Grade Administrator 

    EducationMs. Perez

    • Graduate Certificate Program in School Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte UNC Charlotte and CMS Aspiring High School Principal’s Program
    • Master of Education in Middle Grades & Secondary Ed, Middle Grades, & K-12, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • B.A. Middle Grades Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


    Leadership Roles

    • Dean of Students, C.C. Griffin Middle STEM School, Present
    • Principal Intern, C.C. Griffin Middle STEM School, 2020-2021
    • North Carolina Teaching Fellow, 2011-2015


    "I am delighted to lead and serve alongside the C.C. Griffin STEM Middle community as we work together to inspire the future leaders of tomorrow, ignite a love for learning, and create opportunities for innovation for all of our students."