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Rockwell Elementary School
RES Reunited sign by Sign Dreamers of Rowan
RES Reunited
RES Teacher Led Design Team members on bridge
RES Teacher Led Design Team

News Highlights

Congratulations, Mrs. Burnett!

Mrs. Kara Burnett will be presented with the 2021 NCSTA (North Carolina Science Teachers Association) District 6 Outstanding Elementary School Science Teacher Award at the annual 52nd NCSTA Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Bailey Webster, Dr. Watlington, Kayla Young

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent, Dr. Tony B. Watlington, Sr., presented Bailey Webster and Kayla Young with the first Superintendent’s Award of Excellence in Educational Performance for outstanding educational achievement. 

Meet Our Community

Jennifer Warden, Principal

Mrs. Warden has served as a principal in the Rowan-Salisbury School district since 2014.  She is an East Rowan High School graduate, earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte, and a Master’s degree in School Administration from Gardner Webb University. Before becoming a principal, Mrs. Warden was an elementary school teacher at Rockwell Elementary and Millbridge Elementary Schools, teaching grades 2, 3 and 4.  In 2013, Mrs. Warden was named the Assistant Principal at Mt. Ulla Elementary School, before being named the principal in 2014.  In 2016, Mrs. Warden was named principal of Rockwell Elementary.  It is an extraordinary honor for her to return to her Rockwell “home” where she began her career in education.  Mrs. Warden resides in the Rockwell community with her husband and children.

Heather Alexander, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Alexander has been an educator in the Rowan-Salisbury School District since 2013.  Prior to 2013, she taught in Wayne County, NC for ten years.  She is an East Rowan High School graduate, and has earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Phoenix, and a Master’s degree in School Administration from UNC-Charlotte.  Prior to becoming an assistant principal, Mrs. Alexander served as a Literacy Design Coach at Rockwell Elementary.  In 2020, Mrs. Alexander was named assistant principal of Rockwell Elementary.  Mrs. Alexander lives in the Rockwell community with her husband, two sons, and dog.