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Iredell-Statesville Schools Names New Principals

May 12, 2022 09:35AM ● By Candace Lagerhausen

Pictured left to right: Mrs. Kristina Land; Dr. Rachael Moyer

At the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education meeting this week, board members approved the  appointments of two new principals. Mrs. Kristina Land was named the principal of Sharon  Elementary School in Statesville and Dr. Rachael Moyer was named the principal of The Brawley  School in Mooresville. Land will fill the opening following the retirement of the current principal at  Sharon Elementary, Sheila Jenkins. Dr. Moyer will be following in the footsteps of current Brawley  principal, Mark Shinkaruk who was named the new leader at Third Creek Middle School earlier this  year. 

The approval was made by the recommendation of Superintendent, Dr. Jeff James. 

“Both candidates have completed intensive training in the past few years to prepare to take on these roles,” Dr. James explained. “I am happy to be able to promote from within.” 

Mrs. Kristina Land is currently an assistant principal at Cloverleaf Elementary School. Since she  joined the district in 2012, Land has served as an instructional facilitator, assistant principal, and  interim principal at several campuses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from  Gardner-Webb University, a master’s degree in reading education from the University of North  Carolina at Charlotte, and an administrative degree add-on licensure from Wingate University. Prior  to her joining Iredell-Statesville Schools, Land served as an academic facilitator, literacy facilitator,  curriculum specialist, and teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Land most recently was  recognized for her completion of the inaugural cohort of the North Carolina Assistant Principal  Accelerator Leadership Program. 

“I am excited to continue the long legacy of academic excellence and partnerships that make Sharon  Elementary a cornerstone of the community,” stated Land. “It is truly an honor to be named the next  principal of this extraordinary school.” 

Dr. Rachael Moyer currently serves West Iredell High School as an assistant principal and has  served in Iredell-Statesville Schools since 2015. Prior to her work at West Iredell High School, Dr.  Moyer was an assistant principal at Northview IB Middle School and the International Baccalaureate  (IB) Coordinator at South Iredell High School. Dr. Moyer holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary  education from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in special education with a focus on the  academically and intellectually gifted child from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and  an educational doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University. Before  serving Iredell-Statesville Schools, Dr. Moyer served as an IB Coordinator and Teacher Leader in  Hickory Public Schools and Burke County Schools. Dr. Moyer has an extensive amount of  knowledge and leadership with International Baccalaureate having served as an IB Consultant,  Authorization and Evaluation Leader, and president of the state chapter. 

"I am excited and truly honored to be the leader of The Brawley School where I plan to collaborate  with the school community to ensure that our students have quality, authentic learning experiences 

that incorporate inquiry, collaboration, and conceptual understandings,” stated Dr. Moyer. “I look  forward to meeting with staff, parents, and students soon so that we can collectively construct a plan  for an extraordinary school year." 

Mrs. Land and Dr. Moyer will begin their new roles on July 1, 2022.