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Mrs. Kelly Waters, Principal of Shoals Elementary

Mrs. Kelly Waters, most recently the assistant principal of J. Sam Gentry Middle School, was named the new principal of Shoals Elementary School. Mrs. Waters obtained an Associate of Arts from Surry Community College in 2000. She transferred to Lees McRae College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2002. She received a Master of Arts in Educational Media with a concentration in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University in 2008 and completed a graduate certificate in School Leadership from Appalachian State University in 2014. Waters came to Surry County Schools as an assistant principal in 2016 with fourteen years of experience in education. Prior to her most recent role at Gentry Middle, Waters served as a kindergarten, fourth and fifth grade teacher. She also served as an instructional technology facilitator.

Mrs. Waters commented, “I am excited to join the team at Shoals Elementary School. Shoals is a school with a staff dedicated to student excellence and strong community involvement. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with all stakeholders to see its continued success.”