• Liz Snyder
       She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University, an Educational Specialist Degree from Appalachian State University and completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Snyder is finishing her 21st year in education with teaching positions at North Davidson High School and North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. Dr. Snyder is a National Board Certified Teacher.
       Her administrative experience includes six years in Davidson County as assistant principal at Ledford High School and East Davidson High School. In 2009, Dr. Snyder transitioned to the elementary level as an assistant principal at Liberty Drive Elementary from 2009-2012. In 2012, she became the principal at the Alternative Learning Center, now known to Thomasville City Schools as The Bulldog Academy, before returning to Liberty Drive Elementary as principal in 2013. Dr. Snyder is in her 4th year as the principal at Hickory Ridge Middle School and was named the 2018 Cabarrus County Schools Principal of the Year.
      Dr. Snyder is married to her husband Russ, who is a high school principal, and they have two children, Ryan and Emma.   
    Bill Shapcott
       Mr. Shapcott is a veteran of the U. S. Navy (USS Surabachi AE-21) and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Secondary English and his Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in School Administration and Curriculum. He has taught high school English in both Pennsylvania and in North Carolina. Mr. Shapcott is in his 21st year of education. He has also coached sports at the high school level and has coached rugby at the collegiate level.
       When Mr. Shapcott is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his own children’s sporting events, surf fishing and looking for any reason to grill or smoke pork or beef grub in his Big Green Egg. He is an enthusiastic outdoor “griller” and one day hopes to throw down with Chef Bobbi Flay in a challenge of outdoor grilling! His administrative experience includes 13-years as a school administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Mr. Shapcott supervises and coordinates all transportation and related issues at Hickory Ridge Middle School. He also works with any school facility or operational issues. Mr. Shapcott is the administrator for 6th grade. 

     Rick Money
       Mr. Money  is originally from Elkin, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Master's Degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously, Mr. Money taught high school social studies in Fayetteville, NC and at the Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College. Mr. Money became a school administrator through the North Carolina Principal Fellow Program. Mr. Money coordinates student scheduling and is the administrator for 7th grade.
    Mr. Wykle is from Gastonia, North Carolina where he graduated from Forestview High School with a goal to become a school administrator. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in Health and Physical Education and continued his education taking classes and working as a Graduate Assistant in the Special Education department at Western Carolina University.  Mr. Wykle is currently working on his Masters in School Administration from his alma mater where he plans to graduate in May of 2019.
    When Mr. Wykle is not working, attending athletic events, or working on graduate work, he is spending time with his wife Meredith that is a first-grade teacher in Gaston County Schools. 
Last Modified on August 8, 2018