Mr. Matt Lasher was named principal at Marvin Ridge High School at the July 13, 2021, Union County Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lasher served as the principal at East Elementary since 2018.
Mr. Lasher began his career in education in 2002. He previously served as a Health and Physical Education teacher and coach at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte. Mr. Lasher obtained his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in 2012 and served as an Assistant Principal at Porter Ridge Middle School. In addition, Mr. Lasher served at Marvin Ridge High School since 2013 before transitioning to Monroe High in 2018.
Mr. Lasher enjoys spending time with his wife Brittany, two sons Lucas and Logan, daughters Alex and Ryan and dog Ace. He also enjoys outdoor activities, and playing and watching many different sports with his friends.
Mr. Thomson began his carer in education in 1997 at Sun Valley High School as a Marketing teacher. He came to Marvin Ridge in 2013 as an Assistant Principal. He completed his undergraduate degree from SUNY Fredonia and completed his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate. Mr. Thomson prides himself as a "keeper of odd knowledge". He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children and working on cars.
Mrs. Claudio has over 30 years of experience in education. Over the span of her career, she has served as an elementary, middle and high school teacher, as well as a high school athletic director, assistant principal, and most recently, principal of a middle school. Mrs. Claudio received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Dayton, and her Master of Educational Leadership from Radford University.
Outside of the academic field, Mrs. Claudio has many years of coaching experience in both boys and girls sports, including baseball, softball and basketball. She is an avid runner and enjoys a good workout! When she is not at work, she is spending time with her husband Dom and her sons Mike and Vince and their wives. She is the proud Grandma of five grandchildren who keep her very busy. Mrs. Claudio's third son Bryan is a Captain in the Marine Corp and is currently on active duty. She applauds his choice to serve his country.
Mr. Jamal McGee started working in Union County Public Schools in 1999. He comes to Marvin Ridge High from Parkwood High, where he was a physical education teacher and head coach for men’s basketball for 18 years. He completed his undergraduate degree at Winston Salem State University in Sport Management, his Secondary Education certification from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University. Mr. McGee enjoys spending time with family, singing, cooking and playing golf.