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Mr. Keith Faison- Principal

Mr. Faison is celebrating his 24th year in public school education during the 2021-2022 school year.  His journey has afforded him a variety of opportunities to reflect and grow in his perspective and leadership.  Mr. Faison has served in the Wayne County, Johnston County and Wake County school systems as a middle and high school teacher before transitioning to administration at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  

A native of Mt. Olive NC, Mr. Faison graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a major in Sports Management.  He later went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a teaching certificate and Masters in School Administration.  Mr. Faison joined the Wake County School System in 2008 as an assistant principal at East Garner Middle School.  Additionally, he has served in the assistant role at Ballentine Elementary and Walnut Creek Elementary before moving to the Principalship at Apex Elementary and now Holly Ridge Middle School.  

Mr. Faison is passionate about providing an inclusive school environment that meets students where they are and connects with them for personal and academic growth.