Kristi Williford graduated from Appalachian State University in 1995 with a BS in Mathematics and minor in Physics. Following graduation, Mrs. Williford moved to Cabarrus County where she started her teaching career. She started at the middle school level and then moved to the high school level as a math teacher for 4 years prior to being accepted at UNC Charlotte in the Principal Fellows program. Mrs. Williford received her master's degree in administration in 2003. She was an assistant principal in Cabarrus County for 4 years and a principal for 5 years.
Mrs. Williford moved with her family to Union County in 2013. She is married to Eric Williford, who is a physical education teacher. They have three wonderful children, Kaley, Trent and Brooke. Mrs. Williford served as assistant principal at Western Union Elementary prior to being named principal. She loves working with the students, parents and staff of Western Union Elementary School.
Suzanne Thompson graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000 with a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in Sociology. Following graduation, Mrs. Thompson moved back to her hometown of Charlotte, NC, to begin her teaching career. She taught first grade at Rama Road Elementary for five years and then transferred to Socrates Academy Charter School in Matthews, NC. Mrs. Thompson was the first teacher hired at the brand new Charter School in 2005. While she was obtaining her master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Mrs. Thompson became the Academy’s first Assistant Principal. In 2013, Mrs. Thompson accepted the Director of After School Program position with Union County Public Schools.
Mrs. Thompson currently resides in Indian Land, South Carolina with her husband Jason and their two young sons Ethan and Mason. She is looking forward to serving the students, staff and parents of Western Union Elementary.