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RSS Announces New Principals
Welcome new principals: Jonathan Clark, Ashley Roach, Greg Kuhn, Kimberly Martin


The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education named new principals for four Rowan-Salisbury Schools (RSS) for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Kimberly Martin was named principal of Knollwood Elementary.  Martin was most recently assistant principal at Summit Virtual Academy and previously served as assistant principal at North Rowan Middle and North Rowan High School. A 29-year veteran, Martin has also been a Spanish teacher, district ESL coordinator and a 21st century world language facilitator.  She earned her Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  

Dr. Ashley Roach was named principal of Landis Elementary, where she has served as assistant principal since 2012.  Dr. Roach also served as a curriculum coach for the district.  An 18-year veteran, she obtained a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in 2017, a Master of School Administration/Educational Leadership from Wingate University, a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Jonathan Clark will be the new principal of North Rowan Middle School.  Clark has served as assistant principal at North Rowan High School since 2017, taught English and language arts at North Rowan Middle and taught English in Guilford County Schools.  Clark is an 11-year veteran educator.  He obtained a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Queens University in 2016 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

Summit Virtual Academy’s new principal is Greg Kuhn.  Kuhn is no stranger to Summit, as he has been serving as assistant principal at Summit since its opening in 2020.  Previously, he was the assistant principal at Mt. Ulla Elementary, taught math at Salisbury High School, and also served as an adjunct professor for Mitchell Community College.  A 22-year veteran, Kuhn earned a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015 and a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College.  

"Finding the right administrative fit for each school is a top priority for our school system to ensure all schools have an extraordinary learning environment,” said Dr. Tony B. Watlington, Sr., superintendent.  “As a school system, we take great pride in growing our school leaders, and  I look forward to working with each of these talented professionals as they transition into the principalship and lead their schools.”



Choral students and their teacher

Jakein Johnson, Ethan Cardwell, and Xavier Vaughters, all tenors with the West Rowan High School Honors chorus, were chosen to be part of the NC Honors Chorus event at Wingate University.