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Superintendent John Kopicki announced the following appointments today. These were approved by the Cabarrus County Board of Education on Jan. 10th.
Dr. James Davis, associate professor and doctoral program coordinator at Coastal Carolina University, has been named principal at W.M. Irvin Elementary School, replacing Tonya Williams, who is now principal at Concord Middle School.
Davis is no stranger to Cabarrus County Schools. He worked as a classroom teacher at Concord Middle School before working as a principal intern at Bethel Elementary and then as an assistant principal at Northwest Cabarrus Middle School.
He worked as a principal in Rowan-Salisbury Schools for four years and was named the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year twice. In 2012, Davis returned to Cabarrus County Schools as principal at Winecoff Elementary School before moving to higher education.
Davis earned a bachelor’s, two master’s and a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He will join the W.M. Irvin team on Jan. 19th.
Annessia Lee, dean of students at W.R. Odell Primary School, has been named an assistant principal at Concord Middle School.
She began her educational career as a 1st grade teacher in South Carolina and joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2013 as a 2nd grade teacher at W.M. Irvin Elementary School. During her tenure at Irvin, she completed her principal internship and served as MTSS coordinator, grade level chair and teacher mentor. She was named Irvin’s behavior coach in 2017, a position she held for three years before moving to Odell Primary in her current role.
Lee earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an additional master’s degree from Queen’s University.
She will begin her new assignment at Concord Middle on Jan. 18th.
Robert Weirich, dean of students at Concord Middle School, has been named an assistant principal at Harold E. Winkler Middle School.
He joined Cabarrus County Schools as a math teacher at Concord Middle School 2020 and transitioned to his current role at the school in January 2021. He began his educational career as a math teacher in Union County Public Schools in 2013.
Weirich will begin his new assignment at Winkler Middle on Jan. 18th.