MRS. JANE FRAZIER, PRINCIPAL
I am honored to be your Principal this year! I look forward to a super year of learning and growing!
I am Rockingham County native and a graduate of Rockingham County Schools. I attended UNC-Chapel Hill as a NC Teaching Fellow where I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I began teaching at Williamsburg Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher and then moved to teaching 5th grade. I earned a Master’s Degree from NC A&T while teaching. I also earned my Administration License from Appalachian State University. I served as an Assistant Principal at both Monroeton and Wentworth Elementary Schools. Last year, I was the principal at New Vision School of Math, Science, and Technology. This year as the Principal of Central, I am excited to work with each of our students and families towards educational excellence.
It is our goal at CES to offer a safe and nurturing learning environment where students are challenged to grow and learn to be the best that they can be. I look at growth and educational excellence as a team effort between students, teachers, support staff, parents, community members and administration. Here at CES we strive to offer a differentiated approach where learning is personalized for students. We expect to see students reading, writing, thinking, talking, and doing each day.
This year, our theme is:
IT’S GROW TIME!!
Central, Where the Magic Happens!
The magic is the magic of students growing academically, emotionally, and socially. I truly believe that this Magic will happen EVERYDAY at Central Elementary!
DR. KELLY NELSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Greetings Central Elementary Families!
It is an honor to be a part of the Central family this year! I am very blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and close knit staff, as well as, a supportive community.
As an educator, I have served in this school district for 12 years. I began my career at New Vision School of Math, Science, and Technology as a classroom teacher. In this position, I taught grades 1,2,3, and 5. During my time as a classroom teacher, I had the opportunity to attend Appalachian State University where I earned a M.Ed. in Reading Education. I also earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University. After completing the Doctoral Program at GWU, I served as the Instructional Coach at Draper Elementary. I am so happy to be able to join some of my fellow Draper folks this year as we embark on a new and exciting journey here at Central Elementary.
My heart is in education and I believe that all students can grow and deserve to have their unique educational needs met. I believe in fostering an environment where students, staff, and community members feel welcome and safe. I am so excited to work with Mrs. Frazier as we make this year one to remember!