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!