Knightdale High School Administration

Principal

Dr. Jim Argent

Phone: (919) 217-5350

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Doctorate of Education - East Carolina University 2012 Master of School Administration - North Carolina State University 2003 Master of Education - East Carolina University 1994 Bachelor of Education - East Carolina University 1992

Dr. Jim Argent

Dr. Argent received his BA at East Carolina University, as well as his first Master's Degree. He received his MA in School Administration at North Carolina State University and earned his doctorate at East Carolina University.

A former Physical Education teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. Argent was named principal of Knightdale High School in 2014. He led the school through a redesign process during the 2014-2015 school year to become Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design. Dr. Argent opened Lake Myra Elementary School in 2009 and was a principal at Swift Creek Elementary School. Dr. Argent is married to Kristen, an AG teacher at Abbots Creek Elementary and has two children, Delaney and Kieran. The family also has a wonderful terrier named S'Mores. Dr. Argent loves traveling, reading, cooking, spending time with the family, and about any sport you can think of. He is also an avid theater fan!

Assistant Principal for Instruction

Mrs. Liz Stevenson

Phone: (919) 217-5392

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master of School Administration - East Carolina University Teaching Certification Arts Education K-12 – Meredith College Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design & Illustration – Western Connecticut State University

Mrs. Liz Stevenson

Mrs. Stevenson began her career in education in 2000.  Her fourteen years of service as a Wake County high school teacher included Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Instructor, Department Chair, and Professional Learning Team leader.  She joined the Knightdale administration team in 2014 and currently serves as assistant principal for instruction.  She is proud to work with an amazing team of teachers, staff and students who are committed to creating a Culture of Excellence at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design!  Mrs. Stevenson enjoys traveling, backpacking, reading, watching movies, and just plain hanging out with her husband, two children and three cats.

Assistant Principal

Dr. Dennis Carrington

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Degrees and Certifications:

*Doctorate from United Theological Seminary *Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Regent University *Master of Arts from Shaw University *Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an endorsement in Business Education from Saint Paul’s College

Dr. Dennis Carrington

"I am super excited about joining the Knight family. I am a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia but have spent my entire education career in North Carolina. I started my career as a Business Education teacher at Warren County Middle School, Warrenton, NC and the remainder of my career has been in school administration as Middle and High School Assistant Principal and Middle School Principal in Halifax and Vance Counties. For the past two years, I have served as Special Populations Coordinator at Rolesville High School.  I love to travel, cook, read, spend time with family, and shop."

Assistant Principal

Ms. Hilda de Leon

Phone: (919) 217-5350

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M M.S. in Educational Administration, Texas A&M Spanish Language Certification K-12, University of Texas ESL Certification K-12, University of Texas

Ms. Hilda de Leon

Ms. Hilda de Leon was a classroom teacher for 18 years & an elementary school principal for 2 years before joining Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design in 2014. She taught 1st & 2nd grades & later taught middle and high school Spanish & ESL courses. Her love of travel took her to Southeast Asia where she taught English for 2 years in Malaysia. During her time as an overseas teacher, she enjoyed exciting excursions to Japan, Bali, Borneo, Singapore, Thailand, & Australia. In addition to traveling & meeting people from all over the world, she is passionate about working with educators, students, parents, & our community in the spirit of building positive relationships to impact student success & achievement.

 

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Stacy Reel

Phone: (919) 217-5350

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

*Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education with a minor in English and Communication Skills - University of North Carolina at Charlotte; *Masters degree in School Administration - Grand Canyon University;

Mrs. Stacy Reel

"Ms. Reel has 9 years of teaching experience in the high school Special Program settings of: English and Math Inclusion, Occupational Course of Study, Intellectually Disabled - Severe, and the Autistic classrooms, as well as serving two years as an Assistant Principal at a previous high school."

Assistant Principal

Mr. Nick Taylor

Phone: (919) 217-5354

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education from Keene State College MAT from Sacred Heart University MSA NC State

Mr. Nick Taylor

Mr. Taylor has been in education for 13 years. He spent the first nine years as a third grade teacher in Wilton, CT. Following this Mr. Taylor moved to Wake County and taught 5th grade at Lake Myra before coming to Knightdale HS.