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Meet Our School Administrators
Shannon Batchelor (Principal)
About Mrs. Batchelor
Mrs. Batchelor is excited to serve Monroe High School as Principal. She was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and a graduate of East Carolina University. Later, she attended Wingate University and earned her MBA and attended the University of Phoenix earning a Masters in Educational Administration.
She spent the first years of her career as a Marketing teacher; first at CE Jordan in Durham and then, at Sun Valley High School. In 2004, she began serving as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Sun Valley High School. Later, she served Stanly County Schools in various capacities including Career and Technical Education Director, Director of Student Services, and County Athletic Director. The last three years of her career in Stanly County was spent as the Principal of Stanly Academy Learning Center.
Mrs. Batchelor resides with her husband, her two children and her pup named River.
Contact Mrs. Batchelor
- Phone: 704-290-1580
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dexter Days (Assistant Principal)
About Mr. Days
Mr. Dexter Days is originally from Greensboro, NC. He earned his B.S. in English, Secondary Education from Fayetteville State University. He earned his Masters's in School Administration from North Carolina Central University.
Prior to Monroe High School, Mr. Days spent 6 years in Wake County Public Schools. He taught English 1, English II and English IV.
He loves playing basketball and traveling. He enjoys cooking, and he hopes to one day own his own food truck and or restaurant. He has two (2) loving sons that keep him up and running. He loves it.
- 11th Grade Administrator
- Beautification Committee
- Data Committee
Contact Mr. Days
- Email: email@example.com
Elkin Lenis (Assistant Principal)
About Mr. Lenis
Mr. Elkin Lenis attended the University of Antioquia (Colombia), where he earned a bachelors's degree in Languages with an emphasis on Spanish, English, and French. He also attended Pontificia Bolivariana University (Colombia), where he received a graduate degree in teaching English as a foreign/second language. In addition, Mr. Lenis attended the University of Scranton (PA) where he received a Master's of Science degree in Educational Administration. Currently, Mr. Lenis is in his fifth year as a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- 10th Grade Administrator
- Truancy Team Leader
- Newcomer Orientation
- Academic at Risk Reporting
- Lunch Duty-1st & 2nd Periods
- Peer Tutor Training
- Social Studies Department
- South Providence Referrals
- Teacher Observations
- Globalization Committee
Contact Mr. Lenis
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Smith (Assistant Principal)
About Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith grew up with her family in South Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning and a bachelor's degree in Political Science. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have three grown children who have all started their own careers. Mrs. Smith and her husband lived in Texas, New Jersey, and Maryland before moving to Charlotte in 2002. While living in various parts of the country, Mrs. Smith worked as a welfare case worker, urban planner, para-legal, campaign manager and legislative aide in two state legislatures.
In January 2004, Mrs. Smith began earning her teaching certificate and continued on to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at the University of North Carolina (UNCC). She began teaching high school Civics and Economics and during her 12-year teaching career, she has taught many social studies courses at both the middle school and high school levels. Mrs. Smith added the School Administration certification to her MAT in 2016 and began serving as a dean of students in the fall of 2017. She joined Monroe High School as an assistant principal in March 2019.
- 12th Grade Administrator, Sunshine Committee
Contact Mrs. Smith
Johnny Sowell (Licensed Administrative Assistant)
About Mr. Sowell
Mr. Johnny Sowell has worked in the school system for 32 years and has lived in the Monroe community for his entire life. He is married to Denise Sowell and has one son, Jalen, who is a graduate of Fayetteville University.
Mr. Sowell began his career as an Attendance Officer and in addition to being a part of the administrative team, he is also Monroe High School’s head Football, Basketball, and Track coach.
In 2010, Mr. Sowell was recognized as N.C. Coach of the Year for his success in coaching athletics over the course of his career. In 1979 Mr. Sowell was a member of the Monroe High School State Basketball Championship team. Mr. Sowell also coached the boys track team to a State Championship in 1989. In 2009-10, Mr. Sowell coached the Monroe High School Football team to its first undefeated regular season. In 2010, as a coach, his team won the 1A State Basketball Championship. The 2013 season marked his 400th win as a basketball coach and during the 2015-16 season he achieved his 100th win in football, the team went undefeated and won the 2AA State Championship in football.
9th Grade Administrator, Safety Drills, Lunch Duty-3rd & 4th Periods, Textbooks, Teacher Duty Rosters, and Student Parking/Driver Eligibility
Contact Mr. Sowell
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