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Poplin Welcomes Kate Earp - New Assistant Principal!
Poplin Elementary School welcomes Kate Earp as the new Assistant Principal. Mrs. Earp is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following college, she taught both second and third grades in High Point, N.C. at Montlieu Elementary School. While at Montlieu, Mrs. Earp was honored with the "Rookie Teacher of the Year" award for the Enrichment Region, which included twelve schools. During this time Mrs. Earp participated in a technology grant awarded by Apple, to provide each student in the school an Ipad. Instruction was technology based and both teachers and students helped Montlieu become the first Apple Distinguished School in the country!
Mrs. Earp is native to Union County where she says she has really good memories of her school experiences in Union County Public Schools. “I remember my first grade teacher telling me that I could do anything that I put my mind to. Whenever I have come across a challenge or obstacle, I have remembered that!” said Earp. She attended Indian Trail Elementary, Wesley Chapel Elementary, Weddington Middle and graduated from Weddington High School. Mrs. Earp moved back to Union County in the summer of 2013 and worked at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts last year as an Interventionist and Math Curriculum Coordinator.
Mrs. Earp is married to Brandon Earp and they have two dogs, Toby and Peyton. Earp says she is a a huge football fan and loves attending games. “I love going to see Tennessee play and my husband is also a huge fan!” In Earp’s spare time she loves to read and work on different projects that she sees on Pinterest, along with playing board games and spending time with her twin "nieces" who are three years old. She said she is excited to be working at Poplin Elementary and is looking forward to getting to know the students, parents and staff. Please welcome Mrs. Earp to the Poplin family!
Written by: Posted by Beth Medlin
Posted: Sep 04, 2014 by Beth Medlin