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Courtney Land, Principal
My name is Mrs. Courtney Land. I am a Nash County resident, born and raised. I attended Spring Hope Elementary, Spaulding Elementary, Southern Nash Middle, and graduated from Southern Nash High School. I received my Elementary Education degree at Methodist University in Fayetteville where I also played 4 years of college basketball. I always knew that being a Principal was what I wanted to become, so after teaching for several years here in the district, I received my Masters Degree from Gardner-Webb University. I was an Assistant Principal at MB Hubbard Elementary before becoming the Principal at Red Oak Elementary and now here at Winstead Avenue. 
I love working at the elementary level (especially K-2) because I believe this is the foundation of learning and the building blocks to a child's education. There is nothing like watching a child learn life-long skills, accomplish something for the first time, and build lasting friendships with their classmates. I am blessed because I get to do this every day here at Winstead Avenue.
Brandan Lucas, Assistant Principal

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We have overcome many of the challenges related to COVID19, and are taking every precaution necessary to do the same this year. As we embrace a new school year, let’s start with the end in mind. We all desire to see our students, your children, learn the critical skills needed to succeed in an ever-evolving world. Together we can accomplish this task.

I am excited to continue my career as Assistant Principal at WAVE. I am committed to contributing to the success and advancement of our community, by educating our children, and partnering with community stakeholders.

My experience in NCPS includes an extensive background educating students with disabilities. I have taught high school students at Nash Central High School, and interned as an AP at Coopers Elementary. 

I attended NC State’s Principal Preparation Program (NELA). Therefore, you will see me wear Wolfpack gear throughout the year. More importantly, you will see me wear Wahoo attire with pride.

I wholeheartedly believe the words of the old African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Together we can make a difference. Go Wahoos!