Knightdale High School Administration

Principal

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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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. Lauren Bryant

ASSISTANT PRINCPAL INTERN
9-12 Last Names A-C, M-P

 

Assistant Principal

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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Mrs. Wyndi Ervin

11TH GRADE ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT PRINCPAL
9-12 Last Names M-P

Wyndi Ervin is a proud Chicago native who moved to North Carolina in 2017. She earned her Bachelors Degree in English and Secondary Education from Chicago State University, and her Masters in School Counseling from Governors State University. She recently obtained her Masters in School Administration from North Carolina State University. Go Pack! 

Mrs. Ervin has over 14 years of experience teaching high school English. During her tenure as a teacher, she maintained leadership roles such as English Department Chair and Junior Grade Level Lead. As a result of her commitment to student equity, she partnered with community stakeholders in Chicago to create a restorative justice program in an effort to promote student advocacy and increase the frequency of positive behavior. She has also held the roles of Intervention Specialist, Digital Portfolio Team Lead, and Mentor Teacher in Wake County. Before becoming a Knight, she completed her Principal Residency at East Millbrook Middle School during the 2021-2022 school year. 

Mrs. Ervin is dedicated to ensuring that students at KHSCD become resilient critical thinkers who maximize their full potential.  

Mrs. Ervin enjoys traveling with her husband, running and riding her Peloton, and snuggling with her fur babies.

Assistant Principal

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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Mr. Oshe' Pittman

10TH GRADE ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT PRINCPAL
9-12 Last Names Q-S

Mr. Pittman is honored to be serving as an Assistant Principal at Knightdale High School. He began his career in Duplin County, serving as a dedicated 6th - 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, and Head Coach from 2018-2021. He then transitioned to Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and served as a PreK-12 Student Support Specialist serving three Title I, PK-8 schools. Mr. Pittman then served as an MTSS Coordinator for Wallace Elementary School PK-8, serving approximately 1200 students.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he holds a B.A in Criminal Justice, and a B.A in Sociology with a minor in English, as well as a Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he has obtained his Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Teaching, as well as his Master of School Administration PK-12 Add-On Licensure. He is currently enrolled at Liberty University as a Candidate for his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

“As your Assistant Principal, I will strive to encourage, motivate, inspire, and educate every single student each day that they walk into the school. I will be the Administrator that my colleagues, my students, and their parents can trust and rely on, to educate and motivate them through the good times as well as in the times of adversity. With my drive, the student’s willingness, and their parent’s open-mindedness; I can and will provide a long-lasting service to every single person that walks into Knightdale High School. “

 

Assistant Principal

Phone: (919) 217-5350

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Mr. Patrick Standifer

9TH GRADE ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT PRINCPAL
9-12 Last Names D-G

I am Patrick N. Standifer, a native of New Bern, NC and Assistant Principal at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design. I attended North Carolina Central University for a Master’s in School Administration. As an alumnus of Fayetteville State University, I earned a Bachelor's of science degree in Biology.

I have been afforded many opportunities in my educational career. I have previously taught at South Garner High School, William G. Enloe Magnet High School and Pamlico County High School. One of my favorite opportunities was traveling to Disney World to participate in a Science Exploration and the Kennedy Space Center, to learn ways to enhance the science experiences in my classroom.

I enjoy teaching and enjoy learning. I believe the educational experience should be enriching and supportive. Learning is essential in life. My passions are student success and college readiness. My passions and love for learning are a part of my purpose. I live by this quote…”Aspire to Inspire, Before You Expire!”

 

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

ASSISTANT PRINCPAL FOR INSTRUCTION
9-12 Last Names T-Z

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 ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT PRINCPAL
9-12 Last Names H-L

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.