Phone: 704-736-1626


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees/Certifications/Awards: Bachelor's Degree - Elementary Education (University of Pittsburgh 2000) National Board Certified(Middle Childhood Generalist 2008) Master's Degree - Executive Leadership Studies (Gardner-Webb University 2012) 2014 - Selected as Lincoln County's first Hometown Hero 2015 - Kiser Teacher of the Year 2015 - Lincoln County's Teacher of the Year 2016 - AP of Pumpkin Center Primary/Intermediate 2018 - Principal of GE Massey Elementary 2022 - Named Lincoln County's Principal of the Year 2023 - Completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program - NCPAPA 2023 - Principal of Battleground Elementary

Mrs. Kelly Joleyn Withrow

I am honored to be the 2023-2024 Patriot Principal! I am grateful to be part of such a devoted and talented group of educators at Battleground Elementary that put the needs of our students first! This school holds a special place in my heart. I am excited to be returning to the school in which I spent the majority of my teaching career.

I am looking forward to new challenges, positive changes, and the opportunity to serve the Battleground community. As an educator and a parent myself, I understand the vital role that family plays in a child's education. I want to encourage you to be an active participant in the education of your child. When all parties work together, student achievement will follow.

Please do not hesitate to share your ideas, suggestions, and concerns with me. I look forward to working alongside you, as we ensure continued growth and achievement for our students of Battleground Elementary.