Kelly Byrd-Johnson starts as principal at Jonesville Elementary School

Darcie DyerStaff Writer

July 11, 2012

Kelly Byrd-Johnson is settling in to her position as principal at Jonesville Elementary School, replacing Christine Bryant.

Her first day at Jonesville Elementary School was July 1.

Before taking her position at Jonesville Elementary School, Byrd-Johnson was principal at East Bend Elementary School for four years. Prior to that, she was assistant principal at West Yadkin for two years and worked with Bryant.

“Mrs. Bryant and I have worked together in the past, and so it has been nice having her show me the ropes here,” Byrd-Johnson said.

Byrd-Johnson graduated from Appalachian State University in 1996 with a degree in physical dducation. She taught P.E. and coached at North Wilkes High School before deciding to go to graduate school at Gardner Webb University. She earned a degree in school administration from Gardner Webb University in 2005.

Byrd-Johnson said she looks forward to the upcoming school year and all that will come with it.

“I am very excited about becoming part of this community and this school,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to building relationships with the staff, the kids and the community.”