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Welcome to Lowell Elementary! I am delighted and honored to serve as your principal at Lowell Elementary. My name is Kristin Kiser and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a native of Gaston County and a product of Gaston County Schools. I am a graduate of South Point High. I received my degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University and my Master’s Degree from Francis Marion University. I received my degree in Administration from Winthrop University. I have served 25+ years in education in various roles. I have taught grades 1, 2, and 5 in both North and South Carolina. I also served as an Assistant Principal at Thornwell Elementary in Hartsville, South Carolina and as Early Childhood/Title I Coordinator in Chesterfield County School District Office prior to coming home to Gaston County. Upon my return, I worked as an Assistant Principal at Rankin Elementary and South Point High School. Following this experience, I served as Principal at Bessemer City Primary,Pinewood Elementary, and Rankin Elementary. I currently reside in Belmont with my husband. We have four grown children who live as close as Gastonia and as far as Guam. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.
I consider my service as the principal of Lowell to be a great joy and privilege ! I want to express my gratitude to our parents for the opportunity to work with your children each day! I feel that a positive, cohesive partnership between the school and the student's home result in exemplary student success! We want our children to see the teachers, administration and parents working together for their continued success. As parents, you play an integral role as a part of our partnership in the education of your child. Your involvement in your child’s education will help your child achieve more success and have a positive outlook on school. Please be sure to read the newsletters and calendars that are on our website. Get to know your child’s teacher and stay updated on classroom and school events. I’d also like to encourage you to join our Parent Teacher Organization that actively supports our staff in providing our children with the best educational experience and learning opportunities possible. Visitors are always welcome at Lowell Elementary School, and I encourage you to stop in.
Our Lowell staff is very enthusiastic and dedicated to meeting the individual needs of all of our students. They have worked extremely hard this summer attending professional training sessions, working on classrooms, and preparing instructional plans for the upcoming school year. They are preparing for a promising year in working with your children!
I am truly excited to join the Lowell family and share this upcoming school year with you and your child. I would love the opportunity to meet you, so please feel free to stop by the main office to introduce yourself. Building a strong home-school partnership is important to me and vital to a child's successful educational journey. Thank you for entrusting us to nurture, encourage, challenge, and enjoy your precious ones as we embark on a new school year!