Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Black is a dedicated, proven leader with thirteen years of principal experience.
In all, Ms. Black has served as an educator in Cabarrus County Schools for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Winston Salem State University in 1991 and her Master of Science in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a prestigious Principal Fellow.
Ms. Black has served as an English Teacher at Central Cabarrus High School, a 6th grade Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher at Concord Middle School, Assistant Principal at Irvin Elementary, Principal at R Brown McAllister and she served ten years as principal at Concord High before joining the Eagle family as principal in 2016.
A few of Ms. Black’s honors and awards are as follows:
1995-96-Teacher of Year at Concord Middle
2003-Coach of the Year, Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club
2009-Principal of the Year, Cabarrus County Schools
2013-Educator of the Decade, Cabarrus County NAACP
2015- NC Bob Deaton Principal of the Year
Ms. Black is proud to be a member of the Early College Family!
Dean of Students
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History, Averett University
M.S. Educational Media Technology and Library Media, Radford University
Ed.S. Administration and Supervision, University of Virginia
Amy Cummings is in her second year as Dean of Students for CKECHS and is a 20-year veteran of public education.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Studies with secondary teacher licensure from Averett University in 1997. In 2003 she earned her Master of Science in Educational Media Technology and Library Media from Radford University. She earned her Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in 2007.
Mrs. Cummings began her career as a Social Studies teacher at her alma mater, Dan River High School in Ringgold, VA, in 1997. In 1999 she began working for Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA, where she spent 6 years, first as a social studies teacher and then as a Library Media Specialist. In 2005 she became the Library Media Specialist at Hidden Valley Middle School in Roanoke, VA. She served as Roanoke County’s Supervisor of Social Studies and Library Media Services from 2008 to 2017.
During her time as an educator, Mrs. Cummings has had the following affiliations and awards:
2005 Innovative Technology in Education Award, Virginia Department of Education and AOL
2008 Economics Educator of the Year Award, Virginia Council on Economic Education
2008-2017 Virginia Social Studies Leadership Consortium, Treasurer
2010-2012 University of Virginia Statewide Communities of Practice for Excellence (SCOPE)
2008-2016 Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia, Board of Directors
2010-2016 Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Tau, Second-Vice President
National Council for the Social Studies, Virginia Council for the Social Studies
National Association of School Librarians, Virginia Association of School Librarians
Mrs. Cummings is proud to work for Cabarrus County Schools and to be an Eagle at the Early College!