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Teacher Teamwork

Our 2nd and 3rd grade teachers team up to make learning fun!

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Classroom Transformation Days are the best days!

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Hands on Learning

Students build together to make math fun!

Treat Bag

Our students enjoy activities where they share their love with our teachers.


Students work together to create the best products.

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Our teachers know how to make our students smile with exciting activities.


Our garden beds give students the chance for hands-on learning.

Classroom Friends

Students enjoy engaging morning choice activities.

Honor Roll Smiles

Hard work can be fun!

Venn Diagrams

Students work together to solve tough problems.

News Highlights

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In April, Gov. Roy Cooper praised Felicia Young in his State of the State Address for her innovative teaching techniques, and today, he made a visit to KMS to celebrate her in person.

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The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education approved a bonus payment as a special thank you for all the staff have done to maintain extraordinary educational opportunities for students every day during such a challenging and unprecedented year.

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.

Traci Jordan, 2019 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Traci Jordan for being chosen as the 2019 RES Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Jordan is currently in her 15th year as a 2nd grade teacher.  Her goal each year is to make her classroom engaging and exciting to help her students achieve the highest success!

Christy Goodman, 2019 Teacher Assistant of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Christy Goodman for being selected as the 2019 Teacher Assistant of the Year!