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Extraordinary Leader: Kimberly Scott

The High Point Schools Partnership had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Kimberly Scott, principal of Montlieu Academy of Technology. Scott is originally from D.C but moved to the triad for school. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro before continuing on to Greensboro College to receive a Masters in Elementary Education and then High Point University to receive a Masters in Educational Leadership. From here she went on to become a High School biology teacher before following her assistant principal to Montlieu where she has been for the past 15 years. While at Montlieu, Scott has served as a science coach, magnet coordinator, Assistant Principal, and now principal where she is entering her 7th year.

When asked about the great programs going on at Montlieu, Scott told us about their STEM (Science.Technology.Engineering.Math) Lab. This lab is mainly run by their magnet coordinator. Students can enjoy such activities as engineering, robotics, and coding class while engaged in this space.

Another area that Scott wanted to share with the community was their Monthly Character Breakfasts. This event is designed to celebrate students who go above and beyond in their daily expectations. A great celebration that has been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott still wanted her students’ to be properly celebrated so she informed us that these events will begin to be streamed to family members. Scott also wanted to highlight the many community partners that make this event possible. This great celebration comes at no cost to the school as community partners donate all that the students need.

Thank you Kimberly for sitting down and talking with us. We look forward to continuing to talk with and highlight different High Point principals and all the good going on at their school.