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Dr. Jamie Benfield Named Principal of Antioch Elementary

Antioch Elementary welcomes Dr. Jamie Benfield as principal, effective June 16, 2014. Dr. Benfield relocated to the Carolinas from Alabama in 1995. She is proud to work as an educational leader within Union County Public Schools and calls Union County, North Carolina her home. Dr. Benfield has led as a school administrator at the elementary and middle school levels. Her classroom teaching experience is at the high school level as a former 9th through 12th grade English teacher. She comes to Antioch from Marvin Ridge Middle School, where she served as assistant principal.

Dr. Benfield and her husband, Michael Benfield, live in Union County with their two children, Michaela and Malachi. Dr. Benfield is also a former college athlete who played volleyball for Appalachian State University and coached for 11 years with Carolina Juniors Volleyball and the North Carolina Public School System.  In 2007, she received the Coach of the Year Award and led her team to the state playoffs.

 In 2011, Dr. Benfield completed her Educational Specialist degree at Wingate University. She earned her MSA degree, as well as her BA in English and Secondary Education at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2012, Dr. Benfield completed her Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Wingate University. Her capstone research and statistical analysis specifically analyzes brain-based literacy strategies with struggling readers.

Dr. Benfield shared with the Antioch community, "As the principal, it is my goal to continue on with the excellent tradition you have all created. I am honored to work with amazing students, as well as with teachers, support staff, and community members who are focused on student achievement. The safety and education of each student is of utmost importance and this responsibility is taken very seriously as you send your most precious assets to school.  

I am sincerely honored to be part of the Antioch Elementary family and I thank you for your support as we start this journey together. I look forward to working with you through the upcoming academic year."

Antioch Gators, have a wonderful summer! See you in August!

Written by: Kimberly Kovach, Media Coordinator
Posted: Jun 16, 2014 by Kimberly Kovach

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