Catawba County names new principal at Banoak Elementary

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Special To The ONE
Staff Writer

Catawba County Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Leah Hayes as the new Principal of Banoak Elementary School. Mrs. Hayes has served as a hearing-impaired teacher, a kindergarten teacher and is leaving Newton-Conover Middle School where she served as an assistant principal. She was Newton-Conover City Schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2015-16 and was the North Carolina Northwest Teacher of the Year in 2016-17. She will bring more than 20 years of public education service to Banoak Elementary. Mrs. Hayes’ leadership style revolves around relationship building and service to others. She is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education. She most recently earned a Master’s degree from High Point University in Educational Leadership.

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