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Cabarrus school leadership changes

The Cabarrus County Board of Education has approved the following administrative appointments and transfers: Greg Hall, assistant principal, Northwest Cabarrus High, appointed to principal, Mount Pleasant Middle School, replacing Sam Treadaway, who is retiring. Robert Marshall, principal, Central Cabarrus High, will move to assistant principal, Northwest Cabarrus Middle, replacing Vince Powell, who was named assistant principal, Patriots Elementary School in March. Natasha Thompson has been appointed principal of Central Cabarrus High. Thompson currently is principal of the Leadership and Public Service High School at Garinger in Charlotte.

Warren Kluttz, assistant principal, Mount Pleasant Middle School, will move to assistant principal, Northwest Cabarrus High School, replacing Greg Hall. Timothy Thompson has been appointed Director of Transportation. Thompson currently is director of Transportation Services for Moore County government in Carthage, and previously served as director of transportation for Asheboro City Schools in Asheboro.

Raymond "Tripp" Aldredge, III, appointed to assistant principal, Central Cabarrus High School. Aldredge is assistant principal at Croatan High School (Carteret County Schools) in Newport.

Julie Barbee, assistant principal, Pitts School Road Elementary School, will move to assistant principal at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, replacing Susann Nash, whose move to A.T. Allen Elementary was announced in May.

Pia Workcuff-Holmes, assistant principal at Royal Oaks Elementary, will move to assistant principal at Pitts School Road Elementary School, replacing Julie Barbee.

Leah Mackey, Instructional Specialist, appointed to Assistant Principal, Royal Oaks Elementary School, replacing Pia Workcuff-Holmes.

Mary Burr, principal intern at Cox Mill High School, appointed to assistant principal at Winecoff Elementary School.

Danah Wilson, teacher at C.C. Griffin Middle School, appointed to assistant principal, Mount Pleasant Middle School, replacing Warren Kluttz.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Summer series: Free biotechnology and sustainability series in July. Held at 6:30 p.m. July 13, July 20 and July 27, the sessions will be at the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory, on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The series will discuss sustainable agriculture, biotechnology and biofuels. Details: 704-216-3876 or

Wellness classes: Classes on healthy living and wellness 9 a.m. Wednesdays through June 30 and July 14-28. The Wellness Wednesday series will provide information on nutrition, stress relief and dementia. The classes will be held at RCCC's Cabarrus Business and Technology Center in Concord or the college's North Campus in Salisbury. Each course is $29. Details: 704-216-3598.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Courses online: The RN to BSN program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is offering many of its courses online this fall semester to better meet the needs of working professionals. The program will go completely online beginning Spring 2011, pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Details: or call Molly Patton at 704-403-1755 or e-mail To talk with an admissions counselor about admissions related questions, 704-403-1556 or email Applications can still be submitted for the fall semester. Apply online at

Articulation agreement: Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and Central Piedmont Community College recently developed an agreement that provides a clear transfer process for allied health students at CPCC to enroll in the Health Services Leadership and Management program at Cabarrus College. Students enrolled in CPCC degree programs such as medical assistant, medical lab technology, cardiovascular technology, surgical technology, and others, will benefit from this agreement.

The agreement is available online at For additional information on the Health Services Leadership and Management program, contact Sandi Lane at 704-403-3518 or e-mail her at