ADMINISTRATION

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MELORA BENNETT

MHS Principal

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HEATHER BRADLEY

Assistant Principal

I am a mother of three wonderful kids 22, 20, and 14 and a Nini of a precious little bo...

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ERIC COLE

Assistant Principal

STUDENT SERVICES

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STEPHANIE DVORAK

Behavioral Health Provider

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor and licensed clinical addic...

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JESSICA FINLEY

Student Services

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CHRISTINE HOULIHAN

Counselor

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LYNDSAY MORRIS

School Counselor

This is my 6th year at McDowell High School and I love being part of this school! I am ...

SUPPORT STAFF

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JOSEPH CASH JR

Athletic Director / ISD

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EMILY CROWDER

Career Coach / McDowell Tech Representative

As a Career Coach, I work with students to explore careers, post-graduation goals, and ...

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PAT GROSS

College & Career Specialist

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

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BRENDA VALDEZ

AppCAC College Adviser

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

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

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CRIS HIGGINBOTHAM

Digital Learning Coordinator/AP Psychology

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PEARL MCKINNEY

Technician

OFFICE STAFF

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KARIN CONLEY

Receptionist

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JULIA KIRK

Student Services Secretary

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MELONIE MCKINNEY

Administrative Assistant / Payroll Coordinator

ELA

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ASHLEY CARVER

English Teacher

Ms. Ashley Carver is a 2003 graduate of McDowell High School. She graduated from UNC Ch...

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JESSICA FERGUSON

English Teacher

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

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JOEY HILL

English Teacher

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

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SAM ROY

ELA

HISTORY

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LISA BATTEN

History Teacher

I received my BA in History from UNCA in 2005 and my Masters in Teacher Leadership from...

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TIMOTHY GREENE

American Battlefields & Civics.

Appalachian graduate with a B.S. in History

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CRIS HIGGINBOTHAM

Digital Learning Coordinator/AP Psychology

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VICTORIA HUDSON

American History Teacher

I am a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and have been teaching at MHS for 7 years. I...

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JUDGE HUGHES

History Teacher

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MISSY REDMON

Social Studies Department Chair, Rho Kappa Advisor

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

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BROOKLYN van STADEN

History Teacher

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

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JULIE WINSLETTE GRINDSTAFF

Economics and Personal Finance & AP World History

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GLENN YUTZY

Psychology, History, Sociology

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

MATH

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LISA ATKINSON

Math Teacher

My name is Lisa Atkinson and I have been a math teacher in McDowell County for 25 years...

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WESLEY CARPENTER

Math Teacher

My name is Wes Carpenter. I am from Cabarrus County, NC, and graduated from UNC with a ...

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TONY DAVIS

Math

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ANN MORRIS

Math Teacher

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

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AUTUMN PATTERSON

Math

I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2012 with a B.S. in Mathematics an...

SCIENCE

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MICHELLE FOWLER

Science

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JADA JOHNSON

Biology

As a graduate of UNC Asheville with degrees in Cell & Molecular Biology & 6-12 ...

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JONATHAN JULIAN

SCIENCE

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KATHERINE LIGUORI

Science

My academic degrees include a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at ...

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RACHEL PEDLER

Honors Chemistry, Honors Earth/Environmental Science, Biology Teacher

This is my 11th year teaching in McDowell County Schools! I grew up in Richmond, VA and...

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CATRIONA YOUNG

Biology/Girl's Weight Training and Athletic PE Softball

CTE

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ANGIE ALLISON

CTE Business Teacher

My name is Angie Allison and I am a CTE Business Teacher and a PGC Advisor. I am a prou...

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CHARLES AUTREY JR

Firefighting Teacher

I have been a firefighting instructor for nearly 16 years. I am the Chief of Salem...

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CRISTEN CLARK

CTE, Culinary Arts

My name is Cristen Clark. I graduated from Southern Illinois University with my B.S. an...

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CHARLIE DAVIS

Woodworking & Drafting Teacher

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MARY FINLEY

Director of Career & Technical Education

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KELLIE GRINDSTAFF

Instructional Mgmt. Coordinator

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COURTNEY INTRES

Business Teacher

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

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HEATHER MARTIN

CTE

My name is Heather Martin. I have been teaching at McDowell High School since the fall ...

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WESLEY MINISH

Adobe Academy Teacher

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MICHAEL T QUEEN

Business/Marketing Teacher

  I have 15+ years experience in the business field. I have a wonderful family ...

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JAMES SCOLES

Manufacturing / Welding

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STACI SHAW

Early Childhood

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DANIEL SMITH

Digital Design

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

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KENDALL WAUGH

CTE Counselor

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

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HEALTH & P.E.

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JOSEPH CASH JR

Athletic Director / ISD

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BRIAN FRANKLIN

Physical Education

This is my 27th year as a teacher and coach at McDowell High school. I am a 1992 gradua...

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ALEX SMITH

Physical Education

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CATRIONA YOUNG

Biology/Girl's Weight Training and Athletic PE Softball

Fine Arts

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ALYSSA CLONTZ

Band Director

Alyssa Clontz is from Lexington, NC and graduated from West Davidson High School in 201...

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EMILY VESS LATIMORE

Choral Director

emily.latimore@mcdowell.k12.nc.us

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CRISTI SHAW

Visual Art's Teacher

I am a graduate of MHS and have been teaching Visual Art in MCS since 2004. It's al...

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KARAH WILSON

Theatre

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

JROTC

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CAPT. STEVEN ROSS

Senior Naval Science Instructor

Graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Served 31 ...

World Language

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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