Mrs. Michelle Goode was named principal of East Elementary at the July 13, 2021 Union County Public Schools Board of Education meeting.
Mrs. Goode graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English. She has taught in schools in both Illinois and North Carolina, ranging from first grade through college level. After having taught and moved from Chicago, she began working at Rea View Elementary where she was chosen as the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year. She earned her Master's Degree, Administrative Certification, and Certificate of Advanced Studies then began her career as an Assistant Principal at Cuthbertson Middle School in 2014. Most recently, she received a grant to participate in UNC-Chapel Hill's Future Ready Leader's Program, where she is preparing for her next step in leadership.
At East Elementary she serves as the school's Special Needs Administrator as well.
During her free time, she enjoys spending it with her husband and two daughters. She is often at the softball field, relaxing in the mountains, playing the piano or enjoying a good art project.
Christine Miller is from southeastern Connecticut but has lived in the Charlotte area since 1994. She is thrilled to be joining the East Elementary family! Ms. Miller earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UNCC. Ms. Miller earned her Master's of Elementary Education in 2009 and her Admin Add-on in 2017 from Wingate University. She has also achieved the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards status in 2008 and renewed it in 2018.
Ms. Miller has worked for UCPS since 2002. She has served as a 3rd-5th classroom teacher and as an Instructional Support Specialist. As an Instructional Support Specialist, she gained experience supporting district-wide initiatives, developing curriculum, and partnering with teachers to help improve instructional practices.
She has a 12-year-old daughter, Brooke, who is in seventh grade at Indian Land Middle School. Ms. Miller enjoys rooting for the Carolina Panthers and UNCC. In her free time, she likes reading, listening to podcasts, and cooking.
Ms. Miller is committed to making a difference at East Elementary and always looks to enrich the learning experience for all students. She believes in the potential of every student to be prepared for the future and values strong community relationships.