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 four 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 four years and a principal for five 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 principal and assistant principal at Western Union Elementary before arriving at Porter Ridge Elementary.
Mrs. Jalonda Polk began her career in education in 2002 with Anson County Schools and then transitioned to Union County Public Schools in July of 2006. She has been a pre-kindergarten teacher, first-grade teacher, summer school teacher, administrative intern, and assistant principal.
During her time in the public school system, she has also taught Adult High School classes for South Piedmont Community College. Mrs. Polk loves to be involved in the learning process for children and adults and she is a lifelong learner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Carolina A&T State University and her master’s degree in School Administration from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Mrs. Polk resides in Wingate with her husband, Jercoby and daughters, Bobbi and Baylee. She enjoys spending time with her family and is active in her church.