Mr. Chris Jonassen began his career in education in 2008 serving as an elementary school teacher. He has led schools in multiple capacities serving as an instructional coach, assistant principal and principal. He has a wide range of experience having served as principal at all three levels; Elementary, Middle and High.
Mr. Jonassen enjoys working with staff to ensure that students receive the very best education possible. He believes that the key to success lies in building strong relationships with those around you. He has degrees which include a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Saint Joseph’s College and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is currently finishing his Doctorate of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Mr. Jonassen resides in Stanfield with his wife, Sara and his son, Travis. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading literature on education.
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.