I am Jamie Mabry, Dean of Students/Assistant Principal at CMS. I received my undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer University, in Elementary Education, in1999. I taught science for 16 years. My first 14 years teaching science were in Stanly County. I am a Staff Sargent in the N.C. National Guard and in 2012 I was deployed to Egypt for 11 months. At the end of my deployment, I accepted a position at CMS. Upon returning from deployment, I taught 6th grade science at CMS for 2 years, before accepting my current position as Dean of Students/Assistant Principal. I am currently in my last year of graduate school at Gardner Webb University where I am working toward my Masters in Administration.
I chose to pursue a career in administration primarily because of the same reason I entered education 17 years ago, to make a difference. Working in education is what I consider my purpose. I was at the point in my career that I was ready to be a leader, a support system for teachers and for students, and ready to make a difference outside of the classroom.
My current responsibilities at CMS include but are not limited to; being responsible for 6th grade discipline, serving as the 6th grade IEP LEA representative, serving as the department liaison for science and encore, coordinating athletic logistics and duties, completing observations and PDP’s, bus discipline and transportation liaison, creating the staff handbook, facilitation of courtyard care, community/staff events and helping our staff and students in any other ways needed.
I am a native of Stanly County, but moved to Cabarrus County with my family 11 years ago. My wife and I have been married for almost 13 years. It is with her love and support that I am able to pursue and achieve my goals. We both share a passion for children and a desire to help. We have a large family and we feel very blessed. As a family, we rely heavily on our faith as we make daily decisions. We are long time members of our church, where we are very active. Through adversity, we have learned to appreciate every day that we are given; we understand that we are never promised a tomorrow…so make today count!
A few funny facts that few people would know about me are that I use to have long hair (now I have none), my wife is older than I am (she won’t let me give out numbers) and I should have been born in another decade (much earlier) because I love the “oldies” music, as my children say.