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Carly Johnson

Carly Johnson

Icard Elementary

Icard Community,

I am honored to be chosen to lead Icard Elementary as your new principal. It is with great admiration and respect for this great community and its achievements l that I come into Icard to continue the mission that has been started while encouraging students and staff to grow as a community of learners. It is my goal to make Icard Elementary School one of the top schools in the region. I look forward to serving you as we help set the foundation of successful students. If I can ever be of assistance to you please don’t hesitate to reach out as it is my pleasure to serve you and your student(s).

This is my 5th year serving Burke County Public Schools and my third year as a principal. My previous administrative experience was at Robert L. Patton High School as assistant principal of curriculum and instruction, followed by serving as Principal of Hillcrest Elementary over the past two years. Prior to administration, I worked for Caldwell County Schools from 2005-2018 as both a middle and high school teacher of social studies and English Language Arts. 

I am an Ohio native and graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where I obtained my undergraduate degree in education. As a lifelong learner, I initially obtained a master’s degree in English Language Arts from Appalachian State University (go Mountaineers) in 2008 and later went back to the same institution for an additional add-on licensure and pursued a Graduate Certificate in School Leadership in 2018. I hold National Board Certification in Young Adolescent English Language Arts (grades 6-9).  I have lived in North Carolina and worked for the state for the last nineteen years and love the region in which I live. I currently reside in the Baton Community with my husband and two school-age girls. 

I am humbled by the warm welcome I have received from the Icard community.
I have an open door policy and look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and build strong partnerships to provide your students with the best education possible. Please feel free to call the school or email me at to discuss questions or concerns you have throughout the school year. I look forward to working with each of you to help every student at Icard find their success and thrive as we prepare to continue to make Icard the paradigm of excellence in elementary school education.