East Iredell Elementary principal leaving for administrator post in Stanly County

Posted at 5:58 PM on Jan 17, 2019



Amy Rhyne, the long-time principal at East Iredell Elementary School, has announced her resignation, effective March 8.

Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Brady Johnson notified parents, staff and students of Rhyne's planned departure in a letter dated Wednesday, January 16.

Rhyne has accepted a position as the director of Academic Support for Stanly County Schools.

"While we celebrate Mrs. Rhyne’s promotion, we are all sad to see her leave East Elementary, a school that she loves dearly and has served with distinction," Johnson wrote.

Rhyne is a native of Iredell County and spent her entire career in I-SS. She was a teacher, instructional facilitator and principal at Third Creek and East Elementary Schools. Under Rhyne's leadership, the school gained recognition for implementation of The Leader-in-Me and Spanish Dual Immersion programs.

She was named the I-SS principal of the year and the North Carolina Southwest Region principal of the year in 2016-2017.

I-SS officials will begin the process of selecting her replacement in the coming weeks. To give all parents and stakeholders a voice, the district has created a brief survey. You can complete the survey HERE

Alvera Lesane, associate superintendent of Human Resources, will facilitate the selection process for I-SS.

Johnson said his goal is to have a recommendation for the Board of Education at their meeting on
Monday, February 11. 

Dorothy Woodard, a retired principal has agreed to serve as interim principal, if needed.

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