Mr. Craig Smith:  Principal, High School

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Mr. Craig Smith: Principal, High School

Craig joined Lake Norman Charter in 2015.  Prior to joining LNC, Craig served as assistant principal at Ashbrook High School and dean of students at Hopewell High School. Before entering administration, he was a high school math teacher and coach. Craig holds a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Western Michigan University and was an Honor Graduate when he received his M.A. in K-12 School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. His main responsibilities as principal include supervision of teachers and staff, management of curriculum, and staff development. He is also charged with growing the high school, particularly in the school’s three strategic focus areas: College Counseling, Technology, and Global Diversity and Inclusion.

Email:  CSmith@lncharter.org

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Mr. Marcus Funchess: Assistant Principal, High School

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Mr. Marcus Funchess: Assistant Principal, High School

Marcus is a graduate of NC School of Science and Mathematics and earned a Bachelor’s in Biology from NC Central University. He entered education in 2003 as a middle school Science teacher in Durham, NC, and eventually got his Math licensure and was able to teach both Math and Science in Raleigh, NC. While teaching in Raleigh, Marcus attended NC State University to obtain a Master’s in School Administration. He did a full-time Principal internship at C.E. Jordan in Durham and then secured an Assistant Principal position at Northwood HS in Pittsboro, NC. He spent 4 years as an Assistant Principal at East Lincoln HS. He has been a part of the LNC family since 2017. Marcus' duties include scheduling, 504’s/IEP administration, College Board testing and discipline along with assisting Mr. Smith with other high school duties. Marcus is passionate about preparing our youth for life once they leave HS.

Email: MFunchess@lncharter.org