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White resigns as China Grove Elementary principal, will begin job in Hickory in January

The leader of China Grove Elementary School has resigned to take a job with Hickory Pubic Schools.

Jenny White, who turned in resignation Nov. 6, will serve out a required 60-day notice period before becoming principal of Southwest Elementary School in January.

Hickory Superintendent Dr. Walter Hart recommended White for the position, according to a press release from the district.

Hart left the Rowan-Salisbury School System in October 2011 to take over the top spot in Hickory. He had served as the assistant superintendent of administration since 2007.

“Mrs. White’s significant experiences from elementary school to high school and her focus on curriculum provided a leading edge during the interview process,” said Hart in a press release. “She is a proven elementary school leader and has experience moving a school forward.

White served as curriculum coach at Carson High School for three months before being promoted to principal of China Grove Elementary.

Throughout her 23-year career in public education, White also has been the assistant principal of instruction at Mooresville Graded School and assistant principal at St. Stephens High School for two years, according to the press release.

White’s career began as an exceptional children’s teacher at H.M. Arndt Middle School.

She has been an active member of the Rotary Club of China Grove, serving as the current president.

The school system has already advertised for White’s replacement.

Spokeswoman Rita Foil said applications have been received and the interview process is under way.

Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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