ASHEBORO — The Asheboro City Board of Education approved several administrative changes for the 2021-2022 at their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 15.
“We’re pleased to announce Ms. Julie Brady will be the new principal at South Asheboro Middle School and Mr. Chris Burian will move into his first principal position at Charles W. McCrary Elementary School,” said Dr. Aaron Woody, Superintendent in a statement released by the school system. “While we are saddened to see the departure of Mr. Ron Dixon, current principal at South Asheboro Middle School, we know he will continue the tremendous ‘heart’ work of engaging and impacting students across North Carolina.”
Ms. Julie Brady – South Asheboro Middle School
Ms. Brady has served as principal at Charles W. McCrary Elementary School for the last 13 years. Under her leadership, the school has received high marks for academic proficiency and growth, and she has supported a number of special clubs and activities to help close the opportunity gap for students. With her wealth of knowledge and experience as a school administrator, she will provide strong leadership for the team at South Asheboro Middle School.
Mr. Chris Burian – Charles W. McCrary Elementary School
McCrary will move forward under the leadership of Mr. Chris Burian. Mr. Burian began working in Asheboro City Schools in 2006 and has served in a number of classroom and administrative roles at Balfour Elementary, Lindley Park Elementary, North Asheboro Middle, and Donna Lee Loflin Elementary schools. He is a proven educational leader and is excited to join the team at Charles W. McCrary.
Ms. Tracie Ross – Director of Exceptional Children
The district will also welcome Ms. Tracie Ross this year as the new Director of Exceptional Children (EC). Ms. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in EC across the Piedmont-Triad. Ms. Ross is a veteran educator well versed in the complexities of managing an effective Exceptional Children’s program. She is described as a strong leader, collaborative, a problem-solver, and passionate about serving students.