New Principal named at West Iredell Middle School


Following Board approval on Monday night at a regularly scheduled board meeting, Dr. Angel Dalton was named the new principal at West Iredell Middle School. Dr. Dalton currently serves as an assistant principal at NB Mills Elementary School in Statesville. She will move into the principalship at WIMS effective July 1, 2020 following the retirement of David Ivey.

Dr. Dalton has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from N.C. A7&T University. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Education from UNCC, an M.S. in School Administration from Appalachian State University, and an Ed.S in Educational Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She completed her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in August, 2019.

Dr. Dalton began her career in the Iredell-Statesville Schools in 2003 as a 2nd grade teacher assistant and bus driver. Over the years, she has served as a math teacher at Troutman Middle, Statesville Middle, and East Iredell Middle School. She also served as an assistant principal at West Iredell Middle, Statesville Middle, and most recently at NB Mills Elementary.

“I am delighted to recommend Dr. Dalton to the board as the next leader of WIMS,” stated Superintendent Brady Johnson. “She has served I-SS in an exemplary fashion for 20 years. She is well respected by students, staff and parents. Her reputation of integrity, dependability and sound judgement has stood out in every position she has held. She is a servant leader who puts children first and models high expectations.”

“I am truly excited for this opportunity to lead West Middle and to be a Mustang again,” stated Dr. Dalton. “I look forward to beginning working with the WIMS community.”

A meet-and-greet activity will be scheduled at the school in the coming months The event will give parents and students an opportunity to meet their new principal.

Author: Margaret Beveridge