ADMINISTRATION

MELORA BENNETT

MHS Principal

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KATIE CALLOWAY

Assistant Principal

   

ERIC COLE

Assistant Principal

KENNETH SAMUELSON

Assistant Principal

JENNIFER WALLACE

Assistant Principal

STUDENT SERVICES

JESSICA FINLEY

Student Services

CHRISTINE HOULIHAN

Counselor

LYNDSAY MORRIS

Counselor

KENDALL WAUGH

9th Grade Counselor

I am starting my 26th year as a counselor. As the 9th grade counselor, I am available f...

SUPPORT STAFF

JOSEPH CASH JR

Athletic Director / ISD

EMILY CROWDER

MTCC CCP Coordinator

PAT GROSS

College & Career Specialist

My role is to assist students in planning for the future they see for themselves. I enc...

SHERRI MCCOYLE

Social Worker

MARY SNYDER

Student Support

It is my pleasure to be a part of a team that is offering Student Support to the indivi...

BRENDA VALDEZ

AppCAC College Adviser

As a College Adviser through Appalachian College Advising Corps, I am here to support t...

LYDIA WARPOOLE

MTCC CCP Coordinator

JULIO ZAPATA SEPULVEDA

Bilingual Family Liaison

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

COLEY BARRIER

Media Specialist

CRIS HIGGINBOTHAM

Digital Learning Coordinator/AP Psychology/Journalism Advisor

PEARL MCKINNEY

Technician

OFFICE STAFF

DEBBIE BIDDIX

Attendance Secretary

KARIN CONLEY

Receptionist

CARMEN HALL

Finance Secretary

JULIA KIRK

Student Services Secretary

MELONIE MCKINNEY

Administrative Assistant / Payroll Coordinator

DEBRA RECTOR

Data Manager

ELA

ASHLEY CARVER

English

ANDREW FERGUSON

Creative Writing

JESSICA FERGUSON

English Teacher

My name is Jessica Ferguson, and I teach English. I graduated from Appalachian State Un...

HEATHER FOSTER

English

DONNA HIATT

English

JOEY HILL

English Teacher

After many years on the west coast, Mr. Hill, MHS class of ‘88, is happy to retur...

SETH HUNT

English

SAM ROY

ELA

ERICA STEPHENS

English Teacher

HISTORY

CRIS HIGGINBOTHAM

Digital Learning Coordinator/AP Psychology/Journalism Advisor

VICTORIA HUDSON

American History

JUDGE HUGHES

History Teacher

CASEY MAYBRY

EPF / PE

MISSY REDMON

Social Studies Department Chair, Rho Kappa Advisor

Civics, Advanced Placement U.S. Government & Politics I am proud to be a McDowell T...

DANNY SHAW JR

American History

BROOKLYN van STADEN

History Teacher

She is an educator with experience teaching History and ESL. She attended UNCW and rece...

ELAINE WATERS

Economics and Personal Finance, World History Honors Teacher

My name is Elaine Waters. I am a 1980 graduate of McDowell High School. This is my 38th...

JULIE WINSLETTE GRINDSTAFF

Economics and Personal Finance & AP World History

GLENN YUTZY

Psychology, History, Sociology

I'm Glenn Yutzy and I have been teaching in McDowell County since 2004. I grew up i...

MATH

TONY DAVIS

Math

ANN MORRIS

Math Teacher

B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics Education; 41 years teaching experience.

AUTUMN PATTERSON

Math

My name is Autumn Patterson.  I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2012...

LISA B ROBINSON

Math Teacher

SCIENCE

DARREN BENFIELD

Health / Physical Education & Science

FARRELL BENNETT

Physical Science

MICHELLE FOWLER

Science

JADA JOHNSON

Biology

JONATHAN JULIAN

SCIENCE

RACHEL PEDLER

Science

NATHAN TRENT

Science

JOELE WEAVER

Earth Science

CATRIONA YOUNG

Biology

CTE

ANGELA ALLISON

Financial Planning

COLBY CARR

Business Teacher

CRISTEN CLARK

Culinary

JILL CRATER

Health Science

CHARLIE DAVIS

Woodworking

PAUL DAVIS

Automotive

CHER DUCKWORTH

Health Science

MARY FINLEY

Director of Career & Technical Education

KELLIE GRINDSTAFF

Instructional Mgmt. Coordinator

COURTNEY INTRES

Business Teacher

As a native of McDowell County and proud graduate of McDowell High School and NC State ...

MORGAN MCKINNEY

Forensics Instructor

BARRY MCPETERS SR

Public Safety

WESLEY MINISH

Adobe Academy Teacher

MICHAEL T QUEEN

Business Teacher

CHERI ROCK

Cosmetology

JAMES SCOLES

Manufacturing / Welding

STACI SHAW

Early Childhood

DANIEL SMITH

Digital Design

I am a twenty year veteran teacher at McDowell High School. I started out teaching comp...

EC

KERI DAVIS

EC IA

RICK HANDY

EC IA

JACOB HUNT

EC Teacher

HOLLY KELLER

EC

I have taught Exceptional Children for 22 years!  I enjoy seeing the many accompli...

LISA LENTZ

EC IA

TAYLOR LUNSFORD

EC / Yearbook

ALLEN TATE

EC IA

HEALTH & P.E.

DARREN BENFIELD

Health / Physical Education & Science

JOSEPH CASH JR

Athletic Director / ISD

BRIAN FRANKLIN

Physical Education

JENNIFER KINNINGER

Physical Education

CASEY MAYBRY

EPF / PE

ALEX SMITH

Physical Education

Fine Arts

ALYSSA CLONTZ

Band Director

ANDREW FERGUSON

Creative Writing

CRIS HIGGINBOTHAM

Digital Learning Coordinator/AP Psychology/Journalism Advisor

EMILY VESS LATIMORE

Choral Director / EC Music

emily.latimore@mcdowell.k12.nc.us

KARAH WILSON

Theatre

Karah Wilson is the Theatre Arts Director at McDowell High School.   Mrs. Wi...

JROTC

World Language

BLAKE FOSTER

Spanish Teacher

JIM HILL

Introduction to World Languages, Spanish, French

I really enjoy language. Knowing more than one can be a positive life-changing experien...

SECURITY & CUSTODIANS

DEANNA BANKS

Custodian

STEVE DAVENPORT

Custodian

JAMES EDWARDS

Custodian

MARGIE EDWARDS

Custodian

MIKE GODWIN

Security

ERIC HENSLEY

Custodian

MARK MCKINNEY

Custodian