Knightdale High School Administration

Principal

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Keith Richardson

Greetings,

My name is Keith Richardson and it gives me great joy to be selected as principal of Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design. I look forward to working with you and your children on a continuous journey of learning.

I have had the honor of serving as a principal in Wake County schools since 2010, when I began at York Elementary School before moving to Crossroads Flex High School.

As your principal, my commitment is to ensure a safe and equitable community that promotes a love for learning and high academic achievement. To reach these goals, I believe in clear expectations for teachers and students, building meaningful relationships and providing strong support for teachers so they can engage students in learning every day

It will take all of us working together to accomplish the goals and I cannot wait to get started.

I intend to meet every staff member and as many parents and community leaders as possible this summer. It is an honor and privilege for me to have this opportunity.

Phone: 919-217-5350

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Ms. Megan Giunco

12TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCPAL

Ms. Giunco has served in the Wake County Public School System since 2014. She spent 7 years teaching High School English before taking on the role of Assistant Principal at Knightdale High School. Ms. Giunco is a product of WCPSS having gone to Knightdale High School, graduating with the class of 2010. She is eager to continue to work with the Knightdale High School community in this new capacity. The impact that Knightdale made on her as a high school student makes the work here that much more special. She looks forward to working with an amazing staff and student body in continuing the work to make Knightdale one of the top High Schools in Wake County. Ms. Giunco has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary English Education and a Masters degree in School Administration from East Carolina University.

Assistant Principal

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Ms. Tonya Hannah

12TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCPAL

Greetings Knights!

My name is Tonya Hannah and I am honored to be chosen to serve as Assistant Principal at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design.  I look forward to working with you and our students as we prepare them for College, Career, and Life.  

I have enjoyed teaching History and Empowerment classes here at KHSCD and look forward to serving our students, staff and community in this new role.  Serving our students as an example of integrity, character and work ethic, our staff as a mentor, coach and confidant, and our community by participating in community events, volunteerism, maintaining an open door policy and approachable demeanor.  

I am grateful for the opportunity to learn, grow and work together.  We are U-KNIGHT-ed!

Assistant Principal

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Mr. Joshua Mallory

10TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCPAL

Joshua Mallory has served 12 years in public education. He has a passion for helping students reach their fullest potential, while providing mentorship, guidance and modeled positive behavior to help them become model citizens in their communities and households. Mr. Mallory has served as an Assistant Principal since 2014 in Bertie County and Wake County. He believes that his job as an administrator is the most fulfilling in the field of education because he is able to advocate for students and teachers while also implementing necessary changes to make schools such as KHSCD even more of an enjoyable place to work and learn. By ensuring that engagement exists for every student, each day in the classroom, Mr. Mallory knows that his students will leave Knightdale High college and career ready after successfully completing 4 dynamic years!

Assistant Principal

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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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

11TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCPAL

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 for Instruction

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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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

VIRTUAL ACADEMY ASSISTANT PRINCPAL

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

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mr. Nick Taylor

9TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCPAL

Mr. Taylor has been in education since 2002. He spent the first nine years of his career 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 High School of Collaborative Design in 2014. Mr. Taylor's leadership style is based on building meaningful relationships with staff and students in order to empower them to drive the mission and vision of the school. He is student centered and often uses the phrase, “What’s best for kids.” Building strong relationships with staff and students has allowed Mr. Taylor to challenge them to do things outside their comfort zone that help them grow and be successful.

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Mr. Rendell Farrar

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

Rendell Farrar has worked in public education for six years. He is a product of the Wake County Public School System. Mr. Farrar is a two-time graduate of Campbell University. Currently, he is in the Masters of School Administration program at North Carolina Central University. Mr. Farrar is always willing to learn how to improve his skills as an educator by gaining knowledge of how to enhance the learning process through hands-on experiences working in schools. Mr. Farrar’s goals are to decrease the dropout rate and provide equity to all students and make a positive change in education to help students become well-rounded and productive citizens.