Phone: 704.296.3020


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Michael Harvey

Dr. Michael Harvey began his career as an administrator at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts where he served 3 years as an Asssitant Principal then he transitioned into the role of principal for 6 years.  In September 2011 he accepted the position as Principal of Monroe Middle School then in 2015 he welcomed the role as Principal at Monroe High School.  Since the 2018-2019 school year, he has served as the Princial of Sun Vally High school. He has worked in the Monroe community for 22 years as an educator and administrator. He is passionate about working with the students, teachers, and with the community of Monroe.

Dr. Harvey graduated with a B.S.E. in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, a MA in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University, and his Ed. D from Wingate University in August of 2011. He has spoken at various conferences locally and across the state of North Carolina. In his tenure at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts he was able to accomplish some of the highest growth scores in the county. At Benton Heights he raised the school's composite score 13%. At Monroe Middle Dr. Harvey has improved the growth composite from -9 to a positive 10. In addition, in the  two years that he was the Principal at Monroe High, the overall school grade rose from a D to a C.  Dr. Harvey believes that students should have exposure to enriching academic opportunities that engage and excite students. The three E's will lead students, teachers and the community to the fourth "E"-Excellence!



Family: Wife Diann Harvey, married 19 years.  Son-Nicholas, 17 years old, 12th grade at Sun Valley High, Daughter – Olivia, 16 years old 11th Grade at Sun Valley High, William 7 years old, 2nd grade at Shiloh Valley  Primary School.

Years in Education: 22 years

Philosophy of Education: Enrich, Engage, Excite, Excel

Education: BSE – SUNY Cortland, MSA – Winthrop University, Ed. D. – Wingate University

How do you build rapport with students? I build rapport by building trust through open and honest communication.  I also believe in following through with what you say you are going to do and in validating students' thoughts and ideas, speaking with them about things beyond the school day, and by showing up to their games, dance recitals, band competitions.

Work History: 22 years in UCPS, 5 years as a Physical Education Teacher at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts, 3 Years as the Assistant Principal at Bention Heights, 6 Years as Principal of Benton Heights, 4 years as Principal at Monroe Middle School, 2 years as Principal of Monroe High School, and since 2018 Principal of Sun Valley High School.

Favorite Movie: Hoosiers

Favorite Restaurant: Hobbies/Interests: Harvey's Backyard Grill, Buffalo sports teams, Carolina Panthers, playing golf, traveling and spending quality time with family. Unknown fact: hat collection

Favorite Quotation: “If you don’t think every day is a great day…try missing one”

Most Recent Book:   In the Company of Heroes by Michael J. Durant

Contact Information:  or 704-296-3020