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School Administrators

Administrative Staff
 Mandy Efird: Principal    [email protected]
Carolyn King: Assistant Principal [email protected] 
About Mrs. Efird: 
I am from Stanly County and graduated from West Stanly High School.  I continued my education at Wingate University to earn my degree in education (2003) and then my master's degree in Educational Leadership (2008). I earned by National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math in 2009.  I taught for 12 years at the middle school level before becoming an assistant principal and now principal.  This is my 4th year as principal at Norwood Elementary School.  I love working in and with the community of Norwood.  We have some amazing students and staff at Norwood and I look forward to continuing to see us grow this year.  
I am married to Levi Efird, who teaches at North Stanly Middle School.  We have 3 amazing children and 1 on the way.  As a family, we love spending time together and travelling.  Our trips to Disney and to the beach are our favorite!  
About Mrs. King: 

I am Carolyn King and I am very excited to be the Assistant Principal at Norwood Elementary this year. I am originally from Buffalo, New York and earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Fredonia State in 2005.  I moved to Baltimore, Maryland where I taught for 3 years and earned my Master's degree in Special Education from Towson University in 2009.  In 2010, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs.  I taught in Cabarrus County for 14 years as an Exceptional Children's Resource Teacher. In 2022, I earned my administration certificate through UNCC.  I look forward to getting to know your children this year and helping them grow!