Sara LeCroy named BCPS Principal of the Year

Sara LeCroy named BCPS Principal of the Year
Posted on 10/21/2019

Morganton, NC – Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

Patton High School Principal Sara LeCroy is the 2019 Burke County Public Schools Principal of the year. LeCroy’s fellow Burke County Public Schools principals nominated her for the honor and she was chosen following an interview panel.


LeCroy said, “I am humbled and honored to be chosen as this year's Burke County Public Schools Principal of the Year. There are so many amazing administrators in our county who also are deserving of this award. We have a wonderful school system that serves students well and provides great opportunities for staff to grow and serve. It is such a joy for me to serve the Patton community each day as I am surrounded by an amazing staff, supportive parents and fantastic students.” 


Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam, Assistant Superintendent David Fonseca and Director of Secondary Education Felicia Simmons surprised LeCroy with the announcement at her school Sept. 26. Putnam said, “Congratulations to Mrs. LeCroy on this honor. She has done a fantastic job in leadership roles in the Patton feeder pattern and now as Patton’s principal. She is well respected in the Patton community and obviously by her peers and is well deserving of this honor.” LeCroy advances to the regional round of principal of the year representing Burke County Public Schools in Region 7. 


LeCroy started her career in education in Catawba County Schools in 1998 working with Exceptional Children. She came to work for Burke County Public Schools in 2000, serving in various roles in the Exceptional Children's Department, on the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant and in administration. She spent three years as an assistant principal at Liberty Middle School and two years as principal at Forest Hill Elementary before being named Patton High School principal in 2018.


LeCroy completed her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University and has a master’s in special education from Western Carolina University. She also received her licensure for school administration add on at Western Carolina. LeCroy lives in Morganton with her husband, Alan, and they have two daughters, both graduates of Patton High School. LeCroy enjoys traveling, being outdoors, watching sports and reading.

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