Personnel Announcements 06/12/2019
Superintendent Chris Lowder announced the following personnel changes today.
Courtney Smith, assistant principal at Wolf Meadow Elementary School, will transfer to Hickory Ridge Middle School, replacing Richard Money, who, as previously announced, will transfer to Concord Middle School.
Smith joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2009 as an English Language Arts teacher at Mount Pleasant Middle School. She also worked as a teacher and literacy facilitator at C.C. Griffin Middle School. During her tenure at C.C. Griffin, she was named Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year.
She joined the leadership team at Wolf Meadow Elementary School as a principal intern in 2016 before moving into her current role at the school in 2017.
She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She currently is pursuing a doctoral degree at Western Carolina University.
Ashley Short, assistant principal at C.C. Griffin Middle School, will transfer to Central Cabarrus High School, replacing Megan Smith, who was named principal of Coltrane-Webb Elementary School in May.
Short joined Cabarrus County Schools as a social studies teacher at Concord Middle School in 2006. She also worked at Mount Pleasant Middle School as a teacher before moving to Central Cabarrus High School as the instructional technology facilitator in 2012. She joined the leadership team at C.C. Griffin Middle School in 2017.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree from East Carolina University. She also is a graduate of Central Cabarrus High School.
Jerome Crews, dean of students at C.C. Griffin Middle School, has been named assistant principal at the school, replacing Ashley Short, who will transfer to Central Cabarrus High School.
Crews started his tenure with our district at C.C. Griffin in 2018. He worked in Mooresville Graded School District and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as an English Language Arts teacher prior to joining Cabarrus County Schools. He also worked at Emory University and Winston-Salem State University.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University and master’s degrees from Kaplan University and Gardner-Webb University.
These personnel changes are effective July 1, 2019.