Pinebrook gets new assistant principal

Published 1:44 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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Shannon James is the new assistant principal at Pinebrook Elementary.

James, a resident of Davie, brings 18 years of educational experience to Davie Schools. She served all of those years in Davidson County teaching first and third grades, as well as providing instructional coaching for fellow educators.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Appalachian State, a Master of Education in elementary education from Gardner-Webb and a School Leadership Certification from ASU.

“Shannon is a compassionate, dedicated educator with a wealth of knowledge and a heart for children,” said Jinda Haynes, assistant superintendent. “She brings a passionate attitude of rolling up her sleeves and doing whatever is needed, as evidenced at her previous school which did not have a full-time assistant principal so Shannon fulfilled many of those responsibilities.

“She emphasizes the importance of listening and forming relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, and always has an empathetic ear.”

“Pinebrook is an excellent school, and I am eager to contribute to its exceptional learning environment and help foster a love for learning within each student,” said James. “I am grateful for the incredible opportunity to join the Pinebrook family, begin a new chapter in my educational career, and be closer to home.”

Shannon is married to Aubrey James, a Davie native, and the couple has twin daughters who will join her at Pinebrook Elementary this year.

Her first official day as assistant principal at Pinebrook Elementary will be Aug. 11