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Meet the Principal

Welcome to Shuford Elementary School!
Home of the Owls

I am proud to be the Principal of such a wonderful school!! I am originally from Caldwell County but currently reside in Iredell County with my two children Conrad and Mia.  My Undergraduate degree is from Mars Hill University in Elementary Education (K-6) with a Master’s Degree from Gardner-Webb University in School Administration.  I have been in education since 1996.  I taught grades 3-5 during my teaching career.  I have been a part of Newton-Conover City Schools since July of 2005.

 2005-‘06 – Newton-Conover Middle School Assistant Principal

2006-‘07 – Shuford Elementary Assistant Principal

2007-‘11 – Shuford Elementary Principal

2011-’13 – Newton-Conover Middle School Principal

2013 –Present – Shuford Elementary Principal

 Shuford Elementary provides children an environment much like a "home away from home," motivating and challenging each child to grow and achieve.  Here at Shuford we recognize the importance of individuality and diversity and strive to create an atmosphere reflective of that belief.  The importance of family and community are central to our culture and students are continually encouraged to be responsible, productive citizens.  Shuford Elementary gives students the strong foundation they need for a successful future.

I invite you to walk our halls and visit our classrooms so that you can see all of the wonderful things that are being taught and learned at OUR school!

Mr. Patrick Nelson