Mr. Childers is a North Carolina native who has lived in Union County since 1991. During this time he has served as a teacher and coach at Sun Valley High School (1991-1998), a teacher at Wesley Chapel Elementary (1998-1999). In 1999 he worked at East Union Middle School as an Assistant Principal for one year. Then he moved to Wingate Elementary where he continued to work as an Assistant Principal for four years (2000-2004). In August of 2004, Mr. Childers moved to Marvin Elementary as an Assistant Principal and in December 2004 he was named to serve as the Principal for Sandy Ridge Elementary school in Waxhaw. After six years at Sandy Ridge Elementary (2005-2011), Mr. Childers was named the new Principal at Marshville Elementary where he served for three years (2011 - 2014). He then moved to Walter Bickett Elementary for two years (2015-2016).
Mr. Childers is a graduate of Appalachian State University and Winthrop University. He was married to wife Kelly in 1990 and has a son, Colby who was born in 1997. Mr. Childers believes that all children can learn and is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for learning. Parents are welcomed at Antioch Elementary and Mr. Childers believes that the school/community relationship is essential to a child’s success. Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Childers about concerns that you may have about the school.
Mari McTamney was named assistant principal of Antioch Elementary School at the June 2022 Board of Education meeting. Prior to Antioch, Mrs. McTamney was assistant principal at Piedmont High School.
Mrs. Tamney is a 25-year Union County employee having served in the Monroe, Piedmont, Sun Valley, Weddington and Marvin Ridge communities. Mrs. McTamney received her B.S. from Edinboro University of PA in 1994.
Throughout her mathematics teaching career, she has earned various awards, including Teacher of the Year honors at Sun Valley High School, Weddington High School and Marvin Ridge High School.
Outside of her academic field, Mrs. McTamney has many years of coaching experience including softball, volleyball, basketball, golf and even high school football!
Mrs. McTamney is married to Ian, who is also a UCPS teacher of 21 years and they have two teenage daughters, Elli and Anna, both in UCPS schools.
In her free time, she enjoys attending her daughter's sporting events, boating, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Carolina Panthers with her family and friends.
I am blessed to have been selected to be a part of the Antioch community and I look forward to serving our wonderful students and families!