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Bluestone gets new assistant principal / November 15, 2017
Lekeisha Horton was approved by the Mecklenburg County School Board during a special called meeting earlier this month. Her tentative plans are to start the new job on Thursday, Dec. 7.

For the past 11 years, Horton has taught science and math, first in Greensboro, N.C. and then back in her home county of Granville. For the past few years she’s taught at Northern Granville Middle School in Oxford, N.C.

While her original focus was on science, she earned a certification and later began teaching math when she saw a number of students struggling with the subject. “I wanted to help them,” she said.

Horton said she decided to leave the classroom for an administrative position because “I have a passion for working with kids and I want to be able to impact more than the students in one classroom.” This will be her first administrative position, but one she is looking forward to embracing.

“I bring a variety of skills to the job,” she said.

After graduating from J.S. Webb High School in Oxford, she earned a B.S. in Biology from N.C. Central in 2003. In 2012 she received an M.S. in secondary education from Grand Canyon University and earlier this year she earned a second Master’s degree, in school administration from N.C. State. Horton also holds certifications in science and math.

She lives Bullock, N.C. with her husband and four children.

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