Booker new principal at Granite Quarry Elementary
By Sarah Nagem
A former principal at North Rowan Middle School is the new principal at Granite Quarry Elementary.
The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education selected Vicki Booker for the Granite Quarry job Wednesday at a specially called school board meeting.
Booker worked for the Rowan-Salisbury School System for about 18 years before going to Duplin County Schools in 2006.
“The Rowan-Salisbury School System is home for me,” Booker said. “It’s time to come home.”
Booker served as principal at North Rowan Middle from 2000 until 2006. Before that, she was an assistant principal at Landis Elementary for five years.
She also worked seven years as a counselor and social worker for the school system.
Booker has also served as a counselor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and as a hearing specialist at the former Cannon Mills.
In 1973, Booker earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing and a minor in elementary education from Shaw University. She went on to earn a master’s degree in school guidance and counseling and a school administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Booker was named the Rowan-Salisbury Principal of the Year in 2003.
She took a job as director of middle grades education in Duplin County Schools in 2006.
Back in Rowan County, Booker said she wants to continue building on the success of Granite Quarry Elementary. She said she will evaluate students’ test scores.
“We’ll decide what areas we need to concentrate on,” she said.