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Catawba Alumna Named 2010 Principal of Year for the Rowan-Salisbury School System

October 06, 2009

Category: Academics, Alumni, Teacher Education

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Kepley-LeeRebecca "Becky" Kepley-Lee, principal of Cleveland Elementary School, has been selected as the 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year for the Rowan-Salisbury School System in a program sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and Wachovia Corp., a part of Wells Fargo Co. ;

Rowan-Salisbury School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom made the announcement during the Administrative Team meeting Thursday morning to all school principals and central office administrative staff at Horizons Unlimited.

"Becky serves Cleveland Elementary as an outstanding principal," Grissom said. "She truly cares about each student and each person who works at Cleveland. I could not be more thrilled in seeing Becky receive this well deserved recognition. I am very proud of her. ;

"Our system is fortunate to have a leader with such high standards, commitment, and love of education to hold as a model for us all." ;

Kepley-Lee now moves forward to compete with other local award recipients from the Northwest Region of the state. After the state selection process is completed, one principal will be named as the North Carolina 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year. ;

Kepley-Lee began working in the Rowan-Salisbury School System in 1986 as a teacher assistant at Hurley Elementary School, a position she held for just a few months. She served as a teacher at both Morgan and Cleveland elementary schools and became principal at Cleveland Elementary in 1998. ;

A graduate of West Rowan High School, Kepley-Lee continued her education at Catawba College, earning a bachelor's degree in early childhood, intermediate and middle grades.  Read more...