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L-R: Ashley Weber and Melinda Glenn

New Principal Named At Alexander County School

Alexander County Schools announces Wittenburg Elementary School principal Ashley Weber is moving to a coaching position with the state to focus on early literacy. Weber has been with Wittenburg since June of 2021.

The Department of Public Instruction position is one North Carolina has put in place in each county to help with early reading efforts. Currently, the state mandates all elementary teachers must participate in LETRS training, training sometimes called the Science of Reading. Weber will coach Alexander County Schools on ways to meet the state’s expectations for training and teaching of literacy.

Weber started her career in Alexander County as a teacher. She’s also worked in teaching and administrative roles in Iredell-Statesville Schools and Mooresville Graded Schools. She has a bachelors from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Masters in Administration degree from Gardner-Webb University and is also licensed in special education. Weber lives in Catawba County with her husband, Matthew and their daughter.

Moving to Wittenburg Elementary School as principal will be Melinda Glenn. Most recently Glenn has served as the administrator for Alexander Virtual Academy. Glenn also serves as the director of STEM, AIG, and special programs in Alexander County. Glenn previously worked at Wittenburg as an instructional facilitator and teacher of Academically and Intellectually Gifted students.

Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Berea College in Kentucky. She has a masters degree and an administrative license from Appalachian State University. Glenn and her husband own a blackberry farm in Stony Point and have two grown daughters. Both she and Weber start their new roles November 30.

[Story and photos courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]