Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Darrell Propst - Principal
Ohio State University - Master of Arts in School Administration
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Master of Education in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in English
I grew up in Morganton, NC, so the Blue Ridge Mountains always have a special place in my heart. I earned a BA in English and an MEd in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I taught 4th and 5th grades in High Point and Kernersville before moving to the Columbus, Ohio area. In Ohio, I taught 3rd and 4th grades for a few years while earning an MA in Administration from The Ohio State University. I enjoyed being a principal of a great school in Reynoldsburg, Ohio for nine years. Then I served Whitehall City Schools in Ohio as the Executive Director of Elementary Education.
My wife and I live in Carrboro now, and we love being back home in the Tarheel state! We are both very involved in church work and get our greatest satisfaction in serving others. Also, we love traveling. So far, I’ve been to China, Singapore, Norway, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. There are so many other places to explore, cultures to learn from, and foods to eat! We especially love the rich history, geography, and traditions of this beautiful state.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. ShaRhonda Smith - Assistant Principal
East Carolina University - Master of Arts in School Administration
Saint Augustine’s University - Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
Welcome Back Swift Creek Cougars! Thank you all for the warm welcome you have given me during my transition. I am very honored and excited to be a part of the Swift Creek Elementary family. I truly believe in fostering positive relationships and cannot wait to work collaboratively with you to provide our students with a rigorous and enriching school experience.
As for me, I have been afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in education for 16 years. Some of my leadership capacities consists of serving as a Third and Fourth Grade Teacher, Math Coach, and Assistant Principal. I am originally from Pennsgrove, New Jersey. Upon graduating from Saint Augustine’s University, in Raleigh with a BA in Elementary Education, I went on to obtain my MA in School Administration from East Carolina University. I take pride in being a lifelong learner and enjoy learning new things to help young people make positive impacts on our ever-changing world. My husband, Mario and I reside in Raleigh with our two sons, Landon and Lucas. When I am not with my Swift Creek Elementary family, I enjoy spending time with family, shopping, experimenting in the kitchen, decorating, and relaxing.
The elementary school years are the most impressionable years for your child. It is my goal to provide a safe, inviting, loving, fun, and respectable school community, where your child can increase and tap into their academic and social brilliance. As a team, we can develop and ignite your child’s most impactful leadership quality.
With Cougar Pride and Spirit,
Mrs. ShaRhonda Smith