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Administrative Team

Dr. Richard Wells

Dr. Wells began his college career at UNC Charlotte as an electrical engineering major.  However, he knew his calling was in the field of education.  After three years, Dr. Wells changed his major to elementary education and went on to teach for six years in a large urban school district before going back to UNC Charlotte to pursue his Master’s degree in School Administration as a NC Principal Fellow.  After spending three years as a principal intern and assistant principal of instruction at the middle school level, Dr. Wells was delighted to return to the elementary level to serve the students and families at Winecoff Elementary School.  After four years at Winecoff, Mr. Wells accepted his first principalship at Beverly Hills STEM Elementary School, a true neighborhood school.  He served as the principal for the past five years at Beverly Hills STEM Elementary School. Dr. Wells is married to Jana.  The two met during their student teaching experiences, and together they have three boys, Richardson, Jennings, Rhodes, and a daughter, Raleigh. 


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D - Educational Leadership Superintendency Track, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

M.SA - School Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

B.A. - Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Curriculum Instructional Specialist – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Ms. Misha Fletcher

Ms. Misha Fletcher grew up in Florida, where she began her teaching career in 2012 in Broward County Schools as a 4th grade teacher. She also taught 2nd - 4th grade at Imagine Schools in Florida. In 2017, she moved into administration as the assistant principal at Imagine Schools. Ms. Fletcher joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2021 as an Assistant Principal at West Cabarrus High School. She holds a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership K-12. Misha likes to hang out with her Boston Terrier, watch movies, and try new restaurants.


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Educational Leadership K-12: Florida Atlantic University

Bachelors of Science - Psychology: Florida Atlantic University

Bachelors of Education: Florida Atlantic University

Ms. Shirma Stover, Assistant Principal

Ms. Stover grew up in Charlotte and is a proud West Charlotte High School alum.  She attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  Eagle Pride!  She began her teaching career in 2002 in Durham Public Schools.  She also taught in Wake County Public Schools until moving back home in 2017.  Ms. Stover joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2018 as a 4th grade teacher at Winecoff Elementary School.  She holds a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix and is a May 2022 graduate from High Point University with her 2nd master's in Educational Leadership/Administration.  Before joining the Irvin family Ms. Stover completed her internship hours at Concord High and Central Cabarrus High.  She was later hired as the Dean of Students/Assistant Principal at Winkler Middle School from March to June.  In her spare time, Shirma likes to spend time with her family, binge watch shows on Disney+ and Amazon, and listen to music.  


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's of Educational Leadership/Administration: High Point University

Master's of Curriculum and Instruction: University of Phoenix

Bachelor’s of Education: NC Central University

Mrs. Donna Hamilton, Assistant Principal

Ms. Hamilton grew up in the Kannapolis area and began her college career at Appalachian State University and later completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at UNC Charlotte with a major in Middle Grades Education. Ms. Hamilton earned her Masters of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. She began her teaching career at Mooresville Middle school and also taught at Davidson IB Middle School. She taught middle school math and reading for 10 years and then became a Middle School Curriculum Specialist in Rowan County. This is Ms. Hamilton’s thirteenth year as an assistant principal and her 11th year in Cabarrus County. Ms. Hamilton is the mother of six children and the grandmother of seven. She enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, and is learning to quilt.  


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Science in Educational Administration – University of Scranton 

Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education – UNC Charlotte