Phone: 704-836-9115


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Mr. Patrick Watson

My name is Patrick Watson and I am originally from Shelby, NC.  I graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in English.  After graduating from Western Carolina University, I taught high school English in Rutherford County and Cleveland County.  

After receiving my Master of Education at Gardner-Webb University, I became an assistant principal with Gaston County Schools.  I was appointed assistant principal at Southwest Middle School from 2012 - 2017 and Bessemer City Central Elementary from 2017 - 2022.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three children.    I am extremely excited to serve as Principal of Cherryville Elementary and I am thankful to be a part of an amazing team of staff, students, parents, and community.