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Shannon Henson - Principal


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Shannon Henson
Principal

Shannon Henson a native of Rutherford County joined the Cliffside Elementary School staff in the summer of 2009.  She is a graduate of East Rutherford High School, Isothermal Community College, and a 1987 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  There she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Henson later received a Masters of Art Degree in Middle Grades Education in 1998 from Appalachian State University.  In 2001 Ms. Henson received her K-12 Academically Gifted Certificate, and in the spring of 2005 she received a Masters of Administration in School Administration from Appalachian State University.  She began her teaching career at Ellenboro Elementary as an interim teacher in the 1st grade.  She began in the fall of 1987 at Sunshine Elementary School as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher and later on moved to the upper grades.  She then moved to East Rutherford Middle School as a 7th grade English-Language Arts teacher when it opened.  In the summer of 2005 she moved to R. S. Middle School as an assistant principal.  Ms. Henson was the 1990 Teacher of the Year at Sunshine Elementary, and was part of the Norsemen team of East Rutherford Middle School that won the 2000 Region 8 Team of the Year.   
Ms. Henson lives in the Washburn Community area and has one daughter who attends Western Carolina University.
     






 

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