Rene Alford, Assistant Principal

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Rene Alford, Assistant Principal

First, let me begin by saying that I’m honored to become a part of the Lincoln Heights family as an Assistant Principal!  I look forward to an amazing year ahead and the opportunity to work with, and get to know, all of the amazing staff, students, and families that come through the doors each day!

I’ve been in Wake County for eight years, and am coming to Lincoln Heights from Walnut Creek and Barwell Road, both where I served as an Assistant Principal.  I’ve also taught 5th grade at both Alston Ridge and Green Hope Elementary.  Prior to moving to North Carolina, I spent 15 years living in Pittsburgh, PA.  During my time there I obtained a degree in Elementary Education from Point Park University as well as a degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.  I also began my teaching career in Pittsburgh.  After moving to North Carolina, I obtained my Master’s Degree at Gardner-Webb University.

On a personal note, I love to travel and am very close to my family.  I was born in Waynesboro, Virginia and visit often as one side of my family is still there.  I’m the oldest of five children and the only girl.  One of my brothers lives in Virginia in the same town that I spent my early years.  I have twin brothers that are sixteen and will be juniors high school this year, and my youngest brother is in sixth grade!  The three younger boys live here in N.C, about an hour away.  I love living in Raleigh as it’s gotten me much closer to all sides of my family, and I’m thankful for that.

My vision for Lincoln Heights is that we maintain a welcoming culture in which “the sky’s the limit”! It is our job to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential.  I’m so excited that my journey has taken me to Lincoln Heights.  I am passionate about student learning and am looking forward to us working together to make it a great year!