Leadership Team

Phone: 704-933-2434

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Bernard Waugh - Principal

Mr. Waugh received his Bachelor’s Degree in Augmented History and Secondary education from Houghton College in Western NY in 1991.  He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York  Fredonia in 1998 and a Master’s Degree Certificate in School Administration from UNC Charlotte in 2018.  Mr. Waugh is also National Board Certified.

Mr. Waugh began his teaching career in Western NY, teaching middle and high school History for eight years before moving to North Carolina.  Mr. Waugh came to Kannapolis City Schools in 2001 and taught Middle grades Social Studies, ELA, and Math.  He became an Assistant Principal at Mooresville Middle in 2018 but moved back to Kannapolis in 2020 to become an Assistant Principal at Forest Park Elementary where he remained until 2024. 

Mr. Waugh lives in China Grove with his wife and is the proud father of three adult children.

Phone: 704-933-2434

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sarah Nicely - Assistant Principal

Hi Shady Brook! My name is Sarah Nicely and I am excited to be part of the Bulldog family as your Assistant Principal!
A little about me...I am a graduate of Cabarrus County Schools, so I have lived right here in this area my whole life. I am married and have 3 children of my own. We love spending time together as a family and traveling when we can.
I started teaching in Cabarrus County in 2006 after graduating from UNCC with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I taught for 16 years, having taught in a variety of grade levels, including kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grades. I also attended UNCC to complete my Masters Degree in School Administration, graduating in 2022. I served as the Dean of Students at GW Carver, here in KCS, prior to moving to Shady Brook to be Assistant Principal.
I have a passion for serving students, staff and families, and I look forward to partnering with the staff here at Shady Brook to nurture and grow our students!