Hello! My name is Natalie Kelly and I am truly honored to be the new principal of SanLee Middle School. I am excited to be back in the Stallion Nation and I look forward to serving the staff, students, and families of SanLee.
I have been an educator for 17 years. I earned my bachelors, masters, and doctorate degree from East Carolina University. Go Pirates! I started my career teaching at the elementary level for five years before transitioning into an assistant principal position in Pitt County, NC. After serving in Pitt County for seven years I decided it was time to move back home to Lee County. I was born and raised in Broadway, NC, so it was exciting to move back and serve in my hometown community! While in Lee County I have had some great experiences as assistant principal at SanLee Middle and principal at J Glenn Edwards Elementary. For the past six years I had the privilege of serving as the principal of J. Glenn Edwards, the absolute best elementary school and now I get the privilege of serving at the absolute best middle school! I feel very fortunate and honored to be the principal of SanLee!
In my personal time, I love making memories with my family. I have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 6 years, and one year ago we welcomed our first child, our baby girl, Beckley Ann. I love being a mama and I enjoy spending time with my little girl, my husband, and my family. We enjoy going to church at Holly Springs, vacationing at the beach, having fun in the sun, laughing, playing, and relaxing together.
I am passionate and enthusiastic when it comes to education and to children! I am excited to serve at SanLee Middle and I will continue to focus on the motto: You Matter! Every Child, Every Educator, Every Day!
Dr. Natalie Kelly