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Cabarrus County Schools Superintendent John Kopicki announced the following personnel appointments, which were approved by the Cabarrus County Board of Education on Monday, June 27, 2022.
Jose Garcia, athletic director at South Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), has been named assistant principal at West Cabarrus High School.
Garcia has taught at schools in North Carolina and Florida since 2003. During the 2010-2011 academic year, he was a teacher a Central Cabarrus High School. He is an experienced leader who is skilled in student scheduling, transportation coordination, school-wide data analysis, and professional development facilitation.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and master’s degrees from Gardner-Webb and Grantham Universities.
Peter Kim, career and technical education coordinator at Concord High School, has been named assistant principal at Hickory Ridge High School.
Kim joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2012 as a biology teacher at Northwest Cabarrus High School. In 2017, he took on the leadership role at NCHS as the work-based learning coordinator for the Academy of Health Science and Biotechnology. He transferred to Concord High School in his current role in 2020. Peter began his teaching career as an ESL teacher in Seoul, South Korea, in 2008.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Kaylee Kramer, assistant principal at Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School (Craven County Schools), has been named assistant principal at Patriots STEM Elementary School.
Kramer began teaching in 2015 as a special education teacher at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. In 2018, she transferred to Brinson Memorial Elementary and helped lead the school in the use of PBIS and MTSS while teaching. She was named to her current role in 2021 where she continued to coach teachers in using MTSS.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint John Fisher College and a master’s degree from Western Carolina University.
Gerald Nixon, science teacher at Cabarrus Opportunity School, has been named assistant principal at the school.
Nixon joined Cabarrus County Schools at the Opportunity School in 2018. He began his teaching career at Windsor Park Elementary School (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) in 2003. He also worked at Hickory Grove Elementary and Lebanon Road Elementary Schools before transferring to Eastway Middle School in 2013.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University.