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Mrs. Jaime Wallace

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Mrs. Wallace is excited to serve as the incoming principal at Brookside for the 2021-2022 school year! Previously she served as principal at Gardner Park Elementary school for the past six years. She has a passion for interacting with students and ensuring everyone's needs are met. Her belief is that school should be a place children love and parents trust.

Originally from Union County, Mrs. Wallace attended Piedmont High School where she was active in the marching band and drama. She later attended Appalachian State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Wallace moved to Gaston County to begin her teaching career and has just completed her 22nd year with the school system. In August 1999, Mrs. Wallace began teaching fourth grade at Bessemer City Central Elementary School where she taught for seven years.

After graduating with her Masters of Arts in School Administration, Mrs. Wallace was named as an assistant principal for Gaston County Schools. She served in this capacity for nine years at various schools. Mrs. Wallace is proud of the time she's dedicated to the students in Gaston County and thankful for the relationships she's built throughout the district.

Mrs. Wallace has been married for 22 years and has two beautiful daughters. Her oldest, Ashlyn, will be a freshman at UNCW in the fall and her youngest, Morgan, will be a freshman this year at Highland School of Technology. As an involved parent with Gaston Dance Theatre, Mrs. Wallace hopes to bring a love and appreciation for dance (especially classical ballet) to our community. She is an avid reader who loves Mexican cuisine.