Kim Warr is honored to serve as the Principal of Cuthbertson High School. Ms. Warr began her career in school administration by opening Cuthbertson High School where she served as the Assistant Principal of Instruction from 2009-2012. While working at Cuthbertson High School, she has enjoyed celebrating the many successes of our students, staff, and community. In 2009-2010, the school opened its doors to students for the very first time. The school became the first Union County High School to earn the state’s highest Academic Designation, NC Honor School of Excellence, after only a single year of operation. The school has also earned the designation of a UCPS International School for the past two years. Student athletes have also earned numerous Conference, Regional, and State Championships. The Band and Chorus have earned high marks in their competitions, while the Drama Department thrilled us with their plays and musicals. Ms. Warr is excited to continue building on the many successes our school has had.
Ms. Warr was born and raised in Georgia where she earned a B.A. in English from the University of West Georgia. After moving to Charlotte in 2001, she worked eight years as an English teacher and Head Cheerleading Coach at Butler High School (CMS). As Head Cheerleading Coach, her Varsity squads won the NCHSAA State Championship for four consecutive years. While teaching and coaching, she continued her education by receiving a M.A. in English Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and then earned a principal’s add-on license from Wingate University. She is also an Advanced Placement Certified teacher and a National Board Certified teacher. Ms. Warr is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership.
In addition to teaching high school and coaching cheerleading, Ms. Warr worked part-time for six years at Central Piedmont Community College where she taught English courses and then helped begin the Lateral Entry program at CPCC for those students pursuing their teaching license. She is currently very involved with online learning, serving as the Instructional Leader for the North Carolina Virtual Public School. Her love of technology and innovative approaches to education have helped prepare Cuthbertson students for learning in the 21st century. Ms. Warr also serves on the district's Globalization Committee and was honored to be awarded the "2011-2012 Assistant Principal of the Year" title for UCPS.
Ms. Warr has a passion for technology, traveling, and reading books. Her enthusiasm for learning, her genuine rapport among the student body, and her desire to see students be successful have brought a unique warmth and approachability to her role at Cuthbertson High School.
Assistant Principal Mr. Andy Brooks grew up in Chapin, SC and came to the Charlotte area to attend Winthrop College in 1988. He competed on the Winthrop College Cross Country team for four years and graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1992. He worked for a year as an admissions counselor for Coker College in SC and decided to pursue a career in secondary education. He earned a Master’s Degree from Winthrop in 1995 and began teaching in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district in 1996. In 2002, Brooks returned to Winthrop and began working on certification in educational leadership. He became an assistant principal in 2006 and worked at North Mecklenburg and Butler High Schools for three years. Most recently he served as an assistant principal at Mint Hill Middle School.
Mr. Brooks is married and has two children. His wife is the principal at Community House Middle School. His oldest son is a rising sixth grader at Marvin Ridge Middle School and his younger son will be a rising third grader at Rea View Elementary. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He loves outdoor activities and enjoys playing tennis, golfing, snow skiing, hiking, fishing, and traveling.
All members of the immediate Brooks family are involved in the education profession in some way and have grown up with the belief that education is the key to living a rich and fulfilling life. Mr. Brooks says he chose the education profession because of his commitment to this belief. He looks forward to the opportunity to join the Cuthbertson High School community of learners as we seek to build on a tradition of excellence in providing students access to the education and skills that they will need to achieve their life goals.
Assistant Principal Ms. Dyson is from Greenville, SC, and came to the Charlotte area to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her time at UNC-Charlotte she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Special Education certification.
Ms. Dyson began her professional career with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School district in 2001. Her beliefs that all students can achieve academic success led her to a career teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities in the self-contained setting. While serving as a Specialized Academic Curriculum teacher at Devonshire Elementary School in CMS, she was able to gain a wealth of knowledge on strategies to help struggling learners in reading and mathematics.
After several years at the primary level, Ms. Dyson transferred into secondary education at Independence High School in CMS in 2007. During her time at Independence, she served in several positions such as a Biology inclusion teacher, Compliance Facilitator, and Academic Facilitator. In 2008, Ms. Dyson decided to attend Wingate University, where she received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, graduating with honors.
Ms. Dyson enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, and playing competitive sports. She is very excited to be joining the Union County Public Schools district. She is looking forward to developing strong relationships with the staff, students, and community of Cuthbertson High School. She is committed to ensuring that students grow academically and socially in preparation to become productive citizens in the 21st century.
Maryland born, Assistant Principal Sarah Stott lived in several other states before settling down in North Carolina. After attending primary and secondary schools in Delaware and New York, she continued her education at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in History with an Adolescent Education Certification. Following a move to Kalamazoo, Michigan, she attained her Master's degree in Teaching Learning, Leadership and Curriculum Development from Western Michigan University, graduating with honors.
Since moving to North Carolina, Mrs. Stott has worked for Union County Public Schools, first at Sun Valley High School and then as one of the founding faculty members of Cuthbertson High School, where she had been awarded Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Stott was recognized for her excellence in teaching and dedication to students’ academic success with the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction from the National Society of High School Scholars. She had served as the Head Volleyball Coach for both high schools and guided her teams to the state playoffs.
In addition to participating in various school committees, Mrs. Stott has been very active in global awareness, helping to make the school's New Global Citizens initiative a well-known organization in the community. She enjoys applying new technology and discovering innovative approaches to assist in making globalization an important part of the students' education. In the summer of 2011, she traveled to Ireland accompanying students who were taking part in international studies.
Alongside her husband, Mrs. Stott enjoys working on the landscaping of their home and tending to their vegetable and flower gardens. She also is an avid reader, and enjoys baking, and playing sports, especially volleyball.
Together with her experiences and an ability to present a calm atmosphere along with a genuine care and concern for others makes her well-suited for the administrative position at Cuthbertson High School.