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Principal Profile: Tonya Treadway


August 16, 2018

Tonya Treadway

Tonya Treadway

Pisgah Forest Elementary School

1076 Ecusta Road

Brevard, NC 28712

(828) 877-4481


Twitter: @PFE_Rangers

This year marks the 22nd year I have served Transylvania County Schools as an educator. I enjoyed teaching at TC Henderson and Pisgah Forest Elementary schools for a total of 16 years. I also worked at Brevard Middle School as assistant principal for three wonderful years before returning to Pisgah Forest as the principal for the last two years. I am proud to be a graduate of Appalachian State University. After earning my master's degree in elementary education through Gardner-Webb University, I completed the school administration certification program through Appalachian State.

I feel very fortunate to have the support of my husband and daughter in all that I have experienced as an educator. My husband, Karey, is the assistant division administrator for the Department of Public Safety. Our talented daughter, Emily, is in her sophomore year at Appalachian State University this year. Go Mountaineers! We love to spend time together being active outside, boating on Lake Keowee, Kayaking and Hiking.

This year Pisgah Forest Elementary will continue on its journey to provide experiential learning for our students with an emphasis on outdoor education. We will "dig in" and cultivate GRIT in our students that will prepare them to be career and college ready. Our instructional staff has been part of ongoing professional development and training in outdoor education for two years, and they are ready to implement the work from that training, using project-based learning and technology-infused research projects. Our instructional coach, Anne Hardy, is in the final stages her doctorate and she supports our instructional staff by providing ongoing curriculum support and training. This year we also been joined by Mr. Mike Kirst as assistant principal, who is already working closely with teams of teachers to ensure that all students treat others with kindness. As principal of PFES, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many people who have dedicated their lives to helping serve the children of our community. By utilizing the natural resources surrounding our beautiful campus, collaborating with volunteers and community agencies that support our students, and working alongside an amazing staff everyday, we will continue to provide a well-rounded education for all students who are part of our hard-working Ranger Family!


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