• Administration


    Principal: Dr. Yolanda Blakeney, Ed.D.                                        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
    • Doctorate of Education, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, 2023

    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: Sandy Johnson

    Email: Sandy.Johnson@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    8th Grade Administrator



    • Shaw University B. A.  
    • Pfeiffer University: Masters of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Gardner-Webb University:  Administration
    • Gardner-Webb University:  Ed.S
    • Superintendent Licenses

    Leadership Roles

    • Assistant Principal, C.C. Griffin Middle School, 2023- Present
    • Assistant Principal, Robert Road Middle School, 2022-2023
    • MTSS Coordinator, 2018-2021


    "I am truly grateful to share my "calling" in education working with ALL students.  I am so humble in trying to create relationship-building between students, staff and parents, communication, and I believe that ALL students can learn. "  


    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."