Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education M.Ed. School Administration Ed.D. Educational Leadership K-6 Teaching License K-6 AIG Certification K-12 Principal License K-12 Superintendent License
Dr. Mandi Campbell - Principal
Dr. Mandi Campbell began her teaching career in Johnston County Schools in 2004 where she served as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher and school counselor. Originally from Angier, NC, Dr. Campbell moved to Concord, NC before beginning her career in Kannapolis City Schools in 2010. She began her career in Kannapolis City Schools at McKnight Head Start as the Curriculum Coordinator before transferring to Fred L Wilson in 2012 as the Assistant Principal. Dr. Campbell was promoted to Principal at Fred L Wilson in 2015, where she was named KCS 2017-2018 Principal of the Year.
Dr. Campbell earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Masters in School Administration from Campbell University, and an Ed.D. from Wingate University in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell holds a NC K-6 teaching license, K-6 AIG Certification, K-12 Principal license, and K-12 Superintendent license.
Dr. Campbell is an advocate for children, families and the community of Kannapolis. She is proud to serve at a school that instills a sense of school culture and community and encompasses a diverse staff and student population. She is also proud to lead one of the two magnet programs in KCS that houses Global Studies and Spanish Dual Language Immersion.
While serving the students and families at Fred L Wilson is one of her top priorities, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four boys outside of school.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education M.A. School Administration K-6 Teaching License K-12 Reading License National Board License Certification K-12 Principal License
Ms. Lenore Thompson - Assistant Principal
Dr. Lenore Thompson has been a part of Kannapolis City Schools since 1995 and now serves as the Assistant Principal of Fred L Wilson Elementary School. Prior to coming to Fred L Wilson, Lenore Thompson worked in various roles at Forest Park Elementary School. She served as an Exceptional Children’s teacher, 5th-grade teacher, and 3rd-grade teacher. Lenore Thompson was promoted to Forest Park’s first Literacy Specialist position in 2003 and was later promoted to Assistant Principal in October of 2014. She has continued to serve the Kannapolis community since June 2019 as the Assistant Principal of Fred L Wilson.
Originally from Lumberton, NC, Lenore Thompson completed her undergraduate studies in Elementary Education at East Carolina University after receiving the prestigious North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship. There Lenore earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. As a lifelong learner, she later earned National Board Certification in both 2001 and 2011, a Masters in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University in 2007, and a Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University in 2020. Lenore Thompson holds a NC K-6 teaching license, K-12 Reading license, K-12 School Administration license, Superintendent’s license and National Board Certification.
During her tenure, Lenore Thompson has been fortunate to coach and mentor countless colleagues leading them to their own successes. Lenore has actively participated in many district initiatives and was a lead teacher for KCS Summer School for multiple years. She is an avid researcher and loves to analyze student data, designing educational environments that will promote equity and improved student outcomes. Lenore believes that ALL students should be at the heart of educational decisions and that it is our responsibility to ensure all students have equal access to education opportunities.
She is the proud parent of her son, Charles, and a very spirited lhasa apso, Diggy.