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Administration

 

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Dr. Shelly Bullard, Headmaster

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4040
Fax: (704) 482-5527

Dr. Bullard earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and MSA in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Working in education for over 20 years has allowed Dr. Bullard to experience many roles. She has worked as a teacher at the elementary level as well as teaching for Queens University in their Master's program for School Administrators. Dr. Bullard also teaches Educational Technology at Gaston College. She has served in an administrative capacity for the past 18 years. Dr. Bullard has served as an assistant principal, principal, Director of Title I and Executive Director of K-8 Instruction.  Dr. Bullard has coached teachers and principals throughout her administrative career.  Each of these former experiences has allowed Dr. Bullard to continue the development of her passion of working with students and teachers. It is her goal to help support teachers, staff, students, and parents as we continue to build the tradition of excellence that is Pinnacle Classical Academy.

 


Dr. Tanya Watson, Dean of Intermediate Education

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4035  unnamed
Fax: (704) 482-5527

 

Dr. Watson has over 30 years experience as a North Carolina educator in both public and charter schools.  She taught middle and high school math and science and holds a National Board certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics.  Dr. Watson earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Masters in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Intermediate Education from the UNC-Charlotte. She has served as an elementary, middle, and high school administrator and Directors of Federal Programs, Professional Development, and Research & Accountability at the district level.  Dr. Watson considers herself first, and foremost, a teacher and is excited to be a part of the Pinnacle Classical Academy family.

Dr. Watson's responsibilities include 3-8 Curriculum, Professional Development, Evaluations and Supervision, Human Resources, Community Relations, and Beginning Teacher Coordinator.  


Mrs. Angela Brooks, Dean of Secondary Education

2401 Joes Lake Rd. brooks
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4095
Fax: (704) 482-5527

Associate Dean Angela Brooks began her teaching career in 2004 after graduating as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She began her teaching career as a high school social studies teacher at North Gaston High School in Dallas, NC. She continued her teaching journey with the opening of Pinnacle Classical Academy in 2013 in Shelby, NC. At Pinnacle, she taught a variety of grade levels and subjects. She earned her Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies in 2017 from Gardner Webb University.

Mrs. Brooks’ responsibilities include:  9-12 curriculum, Professional Development, Evaluation and Supervision, Human Resources, Community Relations,  9-12 curriculum and instruction, 9-12 daily management,  and public and community relations. 

She is married to Derrick Brooks and together they have two wonderful children, Amy and Will. Angela loves being with her family, traveling and reading.


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Mrs. Wendy Clary, Dean of Elementary Education

900 S Post Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4036
Fax: (704) 487-8616

Mrs. Clary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, kindergarten through 6th grade, with a Pre-K add-on certification from Gardner-Webb University. She also had a certification in Academically and Intellectually Giftedness, kindergarten through 12th grade. She has worked in education since 1992 in the following grades and areas: Pre-K, 5th grade, 3rd grade as a classroom teacher, EC itinerant teacher, and AIG teacher. She, along with a diverse group of educators, wrote a grant for a Family Resource Center that served the needs of K-5 families at Township Three Elementary School. Mrs. Clary also served as the director for the NIKE Grant that helped fund this project. She was awarded the 1991-92 Student Teaching Award from Gardner-Webb, and was chosen as Township Three’s Teacher of the Year in 1996. She proceeded to be named the Cleveland County Teacher of the Year for 1997-98. She was nominated and voted on by her peers at Pinnacle Classical Academy Charter School in 2014 to receive the first award given by the school for Distinguished Teacher of the Year. She has also been recognized by Alpha Delta Kappa as a recipient of the 2010 State Excellence in Education Award and by WBTV’s C.J. Underwood’s Thanks to Teachers.

Mrs. Clary’s responsibilities include: K-2 curriculum support, professional learning communities, professional development, instructional matters, teacher evaluations, and public and community relations. She has helped with the development and initiation of Pinnacle’s initial charter and has served in different roles since the school has received its charter in 2013.


 

Mr. Jeff Ziegler, Dean of Academics

2401 Joes Lake Rd.
Shelby, NC 28152
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Phone: (704) 740-4040 
Fax: (704) 487-8616

 

Jeff Ziegler came to Pinnacle Classical Academy in 2019 after teaching at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, a charter school in Rutherford County, from 2003 to 2019, serving concurrently as the school's academic dean from 2006 until 2018. Prior to becoming a high school teacher, he worked as a development officer at two colleges and as an editor. He received his bachelor's degree in classics from Princeton University and his master's degree in Austria.

Mr. Ziegler's responsibilities include teaching (Latin II, Logic/Rhetoric, and Great Books), assisting with the curriculum and with teacher recruitment, assisting with the advising of students as they prepare to apply to college, and organizing presentations by college admissions officers.