Phone: 704-735-2741


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Mrs. Kelly Saine

I am honored to serve in my third year as principal of S. Ray Lowder Elementary School! This is my 28th year as an educator with Lincoln County Schools. Over the span of my career, I have taught 3rd and 4th grades, served as an elementary and middle school Reading Specialist and Instructional Facilitator, and as Assistant Principal at West Lincoln Middle School. My husband Rusty and I have three children and one grandchild. Our oldest daughter, Sadie, is a PE/Health teacher at Lincolnton Middle School and is the mother of our adorable grandson Kipp. Our middle daughter, Chloe, recently graduated from UNC and is in her second year of law school at Penn State University. Our youngest son, Andy, is a freshman at NC State University. In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with family, reading, walking, and yoga. As Principal of S. Ray Lowder Elementary, I am committed to providing the support and structures that will promote the success of our students, staff, and families. Our number one priority at SRL is to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which students will excel academically and socially. I am excited to be a Lowder Lion and look forward to serving our school community!