- Central Academy of Technology & Arts (hs)
- Meet Our School Administrators
Meet Our School Administrators
Vicki Merritt (Principal)
About Ms. Merritt
Vicki Rose Merritt comes to the Union County Public Schools with a rich educational background. She has over 20 years of diversified educational experiences that range from classroom teaching to instructional leadership on the elementary, middle and college levels.
Her experience spans to the public, nonprofit, as well as community organizations: 90/90/90 Schools, Honor Schools of Excellence, and Schools of High Growth. Ms. Merritt has received district, state and national recognition as an educator throughout the years. Her proven ability to effect change, through her natural way of connecting with stakeholders and love for her work, is one of her most striking characteristics.
Ms. Merritt’s educational motto is “I have a passion for teaching and learning that can’t be quenched by mediocrity.” She believes that the quality that best describes her as a leader is ‘balanced'.
Ms. Merritt works to build a school culture that is warm and inviting to the communities that she serves. She hopes to continue to cultivate this as Principal of Central Academy of Technology & Arts. Ms. Merritt believes in 'leading by example' in supporting the diverse needs of her student population.
Contact Ms. Merritt
- Email: email@example.com
Thomas Stewart (Assistant Principal)
About Mr. Stewart
Tom Stewart is originally from Albany, New York and moved to the area in 2007 when he began working Benton Heights. He then moved over to Monroe Middle school in 2012 where he continued his teaching career as a math teacher. In 2014 Mr. Stewart began his Assistant Principal career at Monroe Middle school where is was responsible at different times for both 6th grade and eighth-grade students. In January of 2019, Mr. Stewart made the move to Central Academy of Technology & Arts where he currently is over ninth and 10th-grade students.
When Mr. Stewart is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, his chocolate lab Murphy, and traveling around.
Contact Mr. Stewart
- Phone: 704-296-3088, ext. 7141
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Josh Wall (Assistant Principal)
About Dr. Wall
Dr. Josh Wall is in his seventh year as an assistant principal at Central Academy of Technology and Arts. He is a 17-year Union County Public Schools employee and previously served as a social studies teacher and student council adviser at Sun Valley High. He has a 20-year career in public education as a teacher and administrator.
Mr. Wall graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Social Science. In addition, he has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) and Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) degrees from Wingate University. Mr. Wall earned his teaching certification from Greensboro College and the Charlotte RALC. His first teaching position was at Western Guilford High in Greensboro, along with his twin sister, Jennifer.
He has previously served on the executive board of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils and officiated football as a Head Linesmen or Line Judge for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for 13 seasons.
Contact Dr. Wall
- Phone: 704-296-3088, ext. 7190
- Email: email@example.com