The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the
appointments of Shanna Rae as principal of Windsor Park Elementary,
Daniel Gray as principal of Hidden Valley Elementary and Dr. Phillip
Johnson as principal of Marie G. Davis K-8 School at its July 23
Rae has been assistant principal at Windsor Park Elementary since
2016. She was assistant principal from 2013 to 2016, math facilitator
from 2012 to 2013 and a teacher from 2004 to 2012 at Billingsville
Elementary. Rae earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education
and a master’s degree in early childhood education from The College at
Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, N.Y.
Gray has been assistant principal at Winding Springs Elementary since
2017. He was assistant principal at Cochrane Collegiate Academy from
2015 to 2017 and dean of students and principal intern at Francis
Bradley Middle from 2013 to 2015. He was a teacher, department chair and
compliance facilitator at Francis Bradley Middle from 2009 to 2013 and a
teacher at J.M. Alexander Middle from 2007 to 2009. Gray was a teacher
and head baseball coach at Mount Pleasant High from 2004 to 2007 and a
teacher and football coach at Mount Pleasant Middle from 2003 to 2004,
both in Cabarrus County Schools. He was also a teacher and assistant
baseball coach at Piedmont High in Union County Schools from 1999 to
2003. Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in educational
leadership from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Johnson has been assistant principal at Westerly Hills Academy since
2014. He was assistant principal from 2013 to 2014 at Harding University
High, where he was also math facilitator, Title I, from 2012 to 2013.
Johnson worked in Cabarrus County Schools as assistant principal at
Harris Road Middle from 2011 to 2012, assistant principal at Jay M.
Robinson High from 2008 to 2011 and a teacher at Concord High from 2006
to 2008. He was also a teacher at Harding University High from 2002 to
2006 and at Coulwood Middle from 2000 to 2002. Johnson earned a
bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fayetteville State University, a
master’s degree in school administration and a doctoral degree in
educational leadership, both from Gardner-Webb University.