Mr. Daniel Wall, Principal
Mrs. Carla Efird, Asst. Principal

Daniel Wall joins Valdese Elementary School this year as principal.  Mr. Wall grew up in the Valdese and Drexel community and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from Western Carolina University.  He taught science and math for 5 years at EBHS before completing his master in school administration from Gardner Webb. He was an assistant principal at East Burke Middle, Liberty Middle and Draughn High School before becoming principal at Icard Elementary the last 6.5 years.  When not at school, Mr. Wall spends time with his 2 sons and wife on his family farm in the Rhodhiss community.

Carla Efird joins Valdese Elementary School as our assistant principal. She is a native of Burke County and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She worked for BCPS as an elementary physical education teacher for 15 years and earned her Master's Degree in Administration from Appalachian State University. She previously taught biology and physical education in Guilford County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school systems. Mrs. Efird has served as an Assistant Principal for the last five years at Heritage Middle, Salem, and Drexel Elementary.  She resides in Icard with her husband and they have two children and three grandchildren.



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