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Mrs. Lonnia Beam


Lonnia Beam

A native of Dallas, NC and a graduate of North Gaston High School, Mrs. Beam received her Bachelor's Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College and her Master's Degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.  She has been with Gaston County Schools since 1991 having taught at Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Cherryville South and Chavis Middle School.  Before being named Principal at Costner Elementary, Mrs Beam served as principal of Cherryville Elementary and was and Assistant Principal at Costner Elementary.  Mrs. Beam is married to Todd and they have one grown son Matthew and daughter-in-law Kathryn plus their precious granddaughter, Clara Elisabeth and Daisy, the beloved black lab. They live in Cherryville and are members of St. John's Lutheran Church. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. On fall weekends she can be found in Boone at the Appalachian State Football games.  Although a huge App State fan, she’ll always be a Lenoir-Rhyne Bear at heart. 



Lonnia Beam, Principal