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Personnel Announcements 04/10/2019

Superintendent Chris Lowder made the following personnel announcement today. The changes were approved by the Cabarrus County Board of Education on Monday, April 8, 2019. 


Sarah Reeves, principal at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), will join Cabarrus County Schools as the director of elementary education, replacing Angel Oliphant, who has resigned to accept a position in another school district.

Reeves has served as principal of Shamrock Gardens since 2014, leading the school to be named a Magnet School of Excellence each year during her tenure. She also was named the 2016 Educator of the Year by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

She began her career as a classroom teacher before becoming a principal intern and eventually a principal. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s degree from Winthrop University. She also is a graduate of the National Principals’ Academy.

Reeves will join CCS on July 1st.

Sherry Lee, principal intern at Harris Road Middle School, will move into an assistant principal role at the school in May. She is replacing Chris Balga, who transferred to Hickory Ridge High School.

Sherry has been a part of the CCS Family since 2002 when she served as a reading specialist at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School. She also worked as a classroom teacher at Coltrane-Webb, Pitts School Road and Patriots STEM Elementary Schools. In 2015, she moved into the lead teacher role at Patriots STEM Elementary.

She is a member of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Class 24 and has been serving as a principal intern at Harris Road Middle since August 2018.

Lee earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Amber Diggins, KIDS:PLUS site director at Winecoff Elementary School, has been named the KIDS:PLUS director, replacing Nicole Iadarola, who will resign later this month.

Diggins joined Cabarrus County Schools and KIDS:PLUS in 2012 as a teacher assistant/lead teacher for the program. She became the site director at Winecoff in 2013. Prior to joining CCS, she worked at the Young Parent Support Center in Essex, Maryland.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and holds a number of certifications, including Level III School Age and Early Childhood Administrator certifications.

Diggins will begin her new assignment on May 1st.