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Principal appointments and transfers for 2018-2019

Gaston County Schools Principal Appointments and Transfers

The following principal appointments/transfers have been approved for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Principal Appointments

▪ Josh Allen appointed to serve as principal at Gaston Early College High School.  He previously served as the assistant principal at Highland School of Technology.


▪ Mitchell Allen appointed to serve as principal at Grier Middle School.  He previously served as the assistant principal at W.C. Friday Middle School.

▪ April Conley appointed to serve as principal at Bessemer City Primary School.  She previously served as an assistant principal at Southwest Middle School.

▪ Audrey Hovis appointed to serve as principal at Holbrook Middle School.  She previously served as an assistant principal at Southwest Middle School.

▪ Darice Irby appointed to serve as principal at H.H. Beam Elementary School.  She previously served as an assistant principal at H.H. Beam Elementary School.

▪ Meghan LeFevers appointed to serve as principal at Tryon Elementary School.  She previously served as an assistant principal at Bessemer City High School.

▪ Jessica Mellon appointed to serve as principal at Bessemer City Middle School.  She previously served as an assistant principal at Bessemer City Middle School.

Principal Transfers

▪ Todd Dellinger transferred to serve as principal at W.B. Beam Intermediate School.  He previously served as principal at Tryon Elementary School.


▪ Bryan Denton transferred to serve as principal at Hunter Huss High School.  He previously served as principal at Cramerton Middle School.

▪ Kristie Gornto transferred to serve as principal at Sherwood Elementary School.  She previously served as principal at Bessemer City Primary School.

▪ Chad Hovis transferred to serve as principal at Brookside Elementary School.  He previously served as principal at W.B. Beam Intermediate School.

▪ Judy Moore transferred to serve as principal at Warlick Academy.  She previously served as principal at Bessemer City High School.

▪ Loretta Reed transferred to serve as principal at Woodhill Elementary School.  She previously served as principal at Grier Middle School.

▪ Jessica Steiner transferred to serve as principal at Cramerton Middle School.  She previously served as principal at Holbrook Middle School.

▪ Tyler West transferred to serve as principal at Pinewood Elementary School.  She previously served as principal at Sherwood Elementary School.

▪ Sheila Wyont transferred to serve as principal at Bessemer City High School.  She previously served as principal at Gaston Early College High School.