Mrs. Martha Motley - Principal

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Mrs. Martha Motley - Principal

Mrs. Motley is a graduate of Houghton College in Western NY where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1999. Mrs. Motley graduated from UNCC in 2018 with her Master's degree in School Administration. She is also National Board Certified.

Mrs. Motley moved to Kannapolis from Western NY to begin teaching at Forest Park in 1999. During her 14 and a half years as a classroom teacher at Forest Park, she taught EC, second grade, and fourth-grade. Mrs. Motley served as the KCS Instructional Math Coach from January 2014 until June 2015. Mrs. Motley worked as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at A. L. Brown High School beginning in July of 2015. In 2017 she moved to Kannapolis Middle School to serve as an Assistant Principal. Mrs. Motley is delighted to return to Forest Park as Assistant Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

 

Mr. Bernard Waugh - Assistant Principal

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Mr. Bernard Waugh - Assistant 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.

Mr. Waugh lives in China Grove with his wife and three children.

Mrs. Kelly Fainter - Instructional Data Coach

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Mrs. Kelly Fainter - Instructional Data Coach

Mrs. Fainter received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 2012. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Special Education with a concentration in Hearing Impairment from Radford University in Virginia in 2014. She worked as an itinerant teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for two years before relocating to the Charlotte area.

Mrs. Fainter began her career in KCS at Shady Brook Elementary as a second grade teacher. While there she served as a member of the Parent Involvement Committee and served as the director for the ALC after school tutoring program. She also helped to create the second grade ELA curriculum map and resource list for the district. In 2017, Mrs. Fainter moved to Forest Park Elementary to serve as the Instructional Data Coach. She has also worked as the director of the KCS Summer Reading Camp since the summer of 2018.

Mrs. Fainter lives in Concord with her husband Justin and their daughter Eleanor. 

Mrs.  Allison Teague - Principal Fellow

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Mrs. Allison Teague - Principal Fellow

Mrs. Teague earned her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Gardner-Webb University. She earned her Master's of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from UNCC.  She is currently earning her Master's in School Administration through UNCC as a North Carolina Principal Fellow.  

Mrs. Teague is a native North Carolinian from Union County.  She has 25 years of experience in education as a teacher of Spanish, theater, special education, middle grades language arts, and middle grades science as well as English as an additional language (ESL).  She has taught in Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  She has worked in Kannapolis City Schools since 2008.  During her time in KCS, she has taught ESL at Shady Brook Elementary, and ESL and special education at KMS.  

Mrs. Teague lives in Concord with her husband, Brian.  She has two children that are in college and two dogs that love to hike with her!