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Personnel appointments and transfers for 2021-2022

Gaston County Schools Administrative Appointments and Transfers, 2021-2022

During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 17, the following administrative appointments and transfers were approved for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Principal Appointments

▪ Beverley Bowman was appointed to serve as principal of Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences.  She currently is the coordinator of professional learning and instructional technology for York School District One in York, SC.


▪ Jenny Cabe was appointed to serve as principal of York Chester Middle School.  She currently is the assistant principal at Holbrook Middle School.

▪ Laura Clark was appointed to serve as principal of W.A. Bess Elementary School.  She currently is the interim principal at W.A. Bess Elementary School.

▪ Dr. Adair McKay was appointed to serve as principal of Gaston County Virtual Academy.  She currently is an assistant principal at Grier Middle School.

▪ Page Willis was appointed to serve as principal of Lingerfeldt Elementary School.  She currently is an assistant principal at Hunter Huss High School.

Principal Transfers

▪ Kevin Doran was transferred to serve as principal of Cramerton Middle School.  He currently is the principal at Cherryville High School.


▪ Dr. Amy Holbrook was transferred to serve as principal of Grier Middle School.  She currently is the principal at York Chester Middle School.

▪ Audrey Hovis was transferred to serve as principal of Cherryville Elementary School.  She currently is the principal at Holbrook Middle School.

▪ Shawn Hubers was transferred to serve as principal of Cherryville High School.  He currently is the principal at Cherryville Elementary School.

▪ Torben Ross was transferred to serve as principal of Holbrook Middle School.  He currently is the principal at Robinson Elementary School.

▪ Jessica Steiner was transferred to serve as principal of Stuart W. Cramer High School.  She currently is the principal at Cramerton Middle School.

Central Office/District Leadership

▪ Dr. Chris Bennett was appointed to serve as the executive director of middle school instruction.  He currently is the principal at Burns Middle School in Cleveland County Schools.


▪ Dr. Bobbie Mills was appointed to serve as the director of middle school instruction.  She currently is the executive director of elementary education in Scotland County Schools.

▪ Dr. Jill Payne was appointed to serve as the executive director of student support services.  She currently is the principal at Hawks Nest STEAM Academy.