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4 new principals named for Davie Schools

The Davie County School Board, superintendent and district leadership team announce new principals and assistant principals for Davie County High, North Davie Middle, and Cooleemee Elementary.

Angela Burgess, assistant principal at Cooleemee Elementary, will assume the role of principal.

Burgess has been in education for 11 years, with experience serving as a teacher, instructional facilitator and assistant principal at the elementary level.

“She has made significant impacts at Cooleemee as an advocate for children and has built many valuable relationships at the school,” said Superintendent Jeff Wallace. “Her instructional leadership experience and strong curriculum knowledge will allow her to continue leading Cooleemee Elementary in a positive direction, with a strategic focus on students’ needs and academic growth.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb in elementary education and a masters in shool administration from Appalachian State University.

Burgess lives in Statesville with her husband, three sons and one daughter. She enjoys watching her children play sports.

• Michael Pruitt, assistant principal at Davie County High School, will assume the role of principal at North Davie Middle School. Pruitt has been in education for 17 years, serving as assistant principal at Davie High for the past four years. He has leadership, content and instructional experience at the secondary level.

Pruitt was a NC Teaching Fellow and was named district Teacher of the Year in Wilkes County. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University and a master of arts in history and secondary education from Appalachian State University. He also earned his EdS in 2019 and is working toward his doctorate in education from Appalachian.

Pruitt lives in Clemmons and says he is a life-long student who loves to cook, read, travel to historic places and spend time with his niece and two nephews.

• Wendi Maglio, EC program specialist at Davie High, will assume the role of assistant principal. Maglio has been in education for 26 years, with a strong background in exceptional children. She has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels and held leadership roles at the high school level.

“She is a student advocate, with a deep understanding of student learning and strong desire for their success,” Wallace said. “She has served as a trusted resource to families through her care of students and parents.

Maglio holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a masters in executive leadership from Gardner-Webb University.

Maglio lives in Winston-Salem with her husband and children.

• Demario Reid joins the Davie County Schools family as assistant principal at Davie County High School. Mr. Reid has been in education for 12 years, most recently as the dean of students at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro.

“He has also served as a teacher and coach and is a strong community leader, youth advocate and motivator who capitalizes on cultural relevance in education to inspire, empower, and motivate students,” Wallace said.

He holds a bachelor’s in communication studies with a concentration in business communication from N.C. A&T State University. He earned his master of education in teaching and learning from Liberty University and later earned his post masters certificate in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Reid lives in High Point and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

All started in their new jobs on July 1.