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Ms. Heather Parrish

It is with extreme honor and excitement that I introduce myself as your new Assistant Principal for the 2022-2023 school year. I am a proud product of Gaston County Schools as a 2001 graduate of North Gaston High School. Upon graduation, I attended Gardner Webb University to pursue a career in nursing, but ultimately, life led me down a completely different career path. After transferring to Mars Hill College, I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology in May 2007. I began my teaching career that fall at Bessemer City High School as a lateral entry biology teacher. Additionally, I have taught science at McDowell High School and Lincolnton High School. I graduated with my Masters Degree in Executive Leadership Studies from Gardner Webb University in May 2022.


I live in Dallas, NC with my husband Lance and son Seth. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my son play sports, spending time with family, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, and traveling.