Moore named new principal at Isenberg Elementary

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 27, 2012

By Sarah Campbell
EAST SPENCER — The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education selected the next leader of Isenberg Elementary School on Monday.
Meanwhile, the district is looking to fill two more principal positions.
Marvin Moore will take over the top spot at Isenberg, which was vacated by Nathan Currie’s promotion to assistant superintendent of administration, on April 1. He has been the assistant principal at Hanford Dole Elementary since 2007.
District spokeswoman Rita Foil said Salisbury High Principal Dr. Windsor Eagle and Southeast Middle Principal Skip Kraft, will retire at the end of the school year.
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Jean Kennedy, school board vice-chairwoman, said she thinks Moore will be a “good fit” for Isenberg.
“I am very impressed by his level of professionalism, especially with parents and students,” she said. “In talking to him, you can just feel the passion that he has for students.”
School board Chairman Dr. Jim Emerson said Moore comes highly recommended by a committee made up of parents, teachers and school board members.
“I know the committee was very impressed by him,” he said.
Before getting into administration, Moore was a physical education teacher at Hanford Dole for about four years. The Catawba College graduate went back to Garner Webb University in 2004 to earn his master’s in school administration.
Moore is also an assistant basketball coach for Catawba’s men’s basketball team, a role he has filled for more than a decade.
Moore did not return a call from a Post reporter seeking comment Monday before deadline.
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Eagle’s retirement comes after a 32-year tenure at Salisbury High.
He taught in Virginia and served as principal of New Kent High School near Richmond, Va. for nine years before taking the reins at Salisbury High in 1980.
A Spencer native and North Rowan High graduate, Eagle was named the Northwest Region Principal of the Year in 2005.
Kraft’s principalship has been much shorter.
He is retiring from the top spot at Southeast Middle after five years.
The Catawba College graduate served as assistant principal of the school from 2004 to 2007.
Kraft spent more than two decades of his career in education working as a teacher and coach at West Rowan High. He was dubbed the school’s Teacher of the Year in 1989 and 1997.