Leadership Team

Mr. Josh Sain - Principal

Phone: 704-932-8121

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Mr. Josh Sain - Principal

Mr. Sain received his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Appalachian State University in 2008. He went on to earn his Master's Degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University in 2012 and is currently working on his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.

Mr. Sain began his career with Kannapolis City Schools at Shady Brook Elementary as a curriculum coordinator and assistant principal in 2013 before moving to Forest Park as principal in March of 2017. Prior to his work in KCS, Mr. Sain taught history at Lincolnton High School before moving to Newton-Conover City Schools as an exceptional children’s teacher. 

Mr. Sain lives in Charlotte with his family.

Mrs. Martha Motley - Assistant Principal

Phone: 704-932-8121

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Mrs. Martha Motley - Assistant 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.

 

 

Mrs. Kelly Fainter - Instructional Data Coach

Phone: 704-932-8121

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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.