Meet Angela B. Garcia, NBCT, Principal
Joined Team CCS - January 1995
I began my career in education in 1995 right here in Catawba County Schools. My journey started as an elementary English as a second language and Spanish teacher at Sweetwater Elementary School. I then taught English as a second language at St. Stephens High School for eleven years, where I earned my National Board Teacher Certification and Graduate Degrees before leaving the classroom for leadership positions. I had the pleasure of serving as an instructional coach and assistant principal at St. Stephens Elementary and then principal at Lyle Creek Elementary School prior to joining the Mustang family here at Webb A. Murray Elementary School as principal.
BS - Spanish - Appalachian State University
MA - Curriculum and Instruction, School Administration - Appalachian State University
Why I Became an Educator
My high school Spanish teacher influenced my career choice to become an educator. She always challenged me and inspired me to be a lifelong learner. I wanted to be in a role where I could make a positive impact just as she did. My former principal inspired me to pursue a graduate degree and move in the direction of school leadership. Her leadership demonstrated that positive impact continues in the world of school administration.
I enjoy reading, swimming, movies, and spending quality time with my family.
I joined the team at CCS because I could immediately tell that this was a district that is both student-centered and genuinely supportive of staff members.
Meet Rai Robinson, Assistant Principal
Joined Team CCS - August 2016
I just completed my ninth year of teaching. I have loved teaching Physical Education and teaching at the Elementary Level. I began my career at Burns Middle School in 2013 before joining Catawba County Schools in August 2016. I just recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master of School Administration. I am so excited to be joining the Webb A Murray family!
B.A. Health and Physical Education - Lenoir Rhyne University (2013)
Master of School Administration - Appalachian State University (2022)
Why I Became an Educator
I always loved school. I have always had a joy for learning and loved physical education. My mom was a Physical Education teacher and I knew at a very early age that I wanted to go into education to become a Physical Education teacher.
Favorite Place in Catawba County
Any and all things Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics. My family and I love going to Lenoir-Rhyne sporting events and cheering on the LR Bears! GO BEARS!!!
I love to play golf. I also enjoy trail running along with running relay races throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. All other things involve time with my family and friends.
"Every Child Deserves a Champion" - Rita Pierson
This school year will be my 17th year as a school nurse. I have a national certification in school nursing. I also serve on the School nurse association of NC executive board as state membership chair. I live in the St Stephens community with my husband Lee, 2 dogs Oreo and Coco and 2 cats Miss Kitty and Miss Hoppie. I am a graduate of CCC&TI with an ADN degree in nursing and of ASU with a BSN in Nursing. Past work history include working at a local family practice for 7 years and telephone triage nurse at a local GYN office for 3 years. I am a big fan of ASU Mountaineers!. I enjoy camping, traveling, shopping and spending time with my family and friends. I really enjoy my job as a school nurse even though it can be challenging at times but also can be very rewarding at times too. As a school nurse I have worked at the high school, middle school and elementary levels during my career. I am looking forward to working with the students, staff and families of Webb A Murray Elementary. Lets have a safe 2022-23 school year because we all know it is going to be like no other school year.