Beaverdam Elementary Administration
Stacie McGuirt, Principal
I am humbled and honored to serve as principal of Beaverdam Elementary. I prioritize meaningful collaboration with staff, families and our community to ensure the success of every student, every day.
I was born in Ohio and moved to Raleigh when I started middle school. After graduating from Leesville Road High School, I attended Western Carolina University where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree. I started my teaching career as a fifth grade teacher and I soon realized how passionate I was about using the best strategies and differentiated lessons to grow my students. I continued my education at North Carolina Central University where I earned my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I spent 12 years teaching at the elementary level. During my time in the classroom, I taught fifth, fourth, and second grades, as well as kindergarten. I served as a mentor for beginning teachers and enjoyed collaborating with my team on how best to serve our students. In the Fall of 2013, I became an Instructional Resource Teacher at Reedy Creek Elementary School which prepared me to pursue administration.
I completed my school administration licensure in June of 2018 and started my administrative career at Lufkin Road Middle School. I served as the assistant principal at Lufkin for four years and during that time was able to support all three grade levels. While I am sad to be leaving the Lufkin community that I have grown to love, I am very excited to start building and growing new relationships with you all at Beaverdam.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Regan, for over 20 years and together we have three beautiful children. Carson will start his freshman year of high school this fall, Claire has just begun fifth grade and Coen is preparing for readiness kindergarten. On top of that, we have a stubborn French Bulldog named Bromaine who we enjoy taking to the beach.
Please know how serious and committed I am to serving our students, staff, families, and the greater community. I look forward to collaborating and partnering with families and I will work to schedule an opportunity to meet with you all in the coming weeks.
Dawn Edwards, Asst. Principal
Mrs. Edwards was reared in Kinston, North Carolina and attended Lenoir County Public Schools. After graduating from Kinston High School, Mrs. Edwards attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Mrs. Edwards returned to Kinston to teach mathematics at Rochelle Middle School. After teaching for five years in Kinston, Mrs. Edwards moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and thereafter to Greensboro, North Carolina to teach middle school mathematics and to serve as a math coach for the next 10 years. With the understanding that a good education is extremely essential to grow and succeed in life, Mrs. Edwards continued her studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to receive a Master of Education in Adult Education with a concentration in counseling. A few years after receiving her master’s degree in education, Mrs. Edwards applied for the Principal Fellows scholarship and was selected as a member of class 10. In 2005, Mrs. Edwards received her Master of School Administration from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Prior to moving to Raleigh in 2010, Mrs. Edwards served as an assistant principal at Kinston High School and North Lenoir High School.
Moving to Raleigh, North Carolina was an exciting time for Mrs. Edwards. She and her husband, Forest, are proud to call Raleigh, North Carolina home. She worked as an assistant principal at Durant Road Middle School for many years. During her years at Durant Road Middle, she obtained her Cross -Categorical Special Education certification. Mrs. Edwards is a life-long learner and plans to continue her education by enrolling in North Carolina Central University ‘s Law School. She has a passion for the law and wants to give a voice to underrepresented populations.
Mrs. Edward’s stands true to her passion in education which is to envision, empower, and engage students, teachers and parents in the educational process by using collaboration and teamwork to create a shared vision of academic success for all students.
As a daily remainder of her purpose, Mrs. Edwards reflects on the following quote: History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Let us all resolve to put children at the center of all we do. They must be the motivation of every decision we make.”
Mrs. Edwards is privileged to serve as the assistant principal at Beaverdam Elementary School and is honored to be a part of the Beaverdam community. She is looking forward to working with all Beaverdam families.