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Principal's Message

Heroes Legends

Hello Wildcats!  My name is Chris Bottoms and I am proud to be a Wildcat.  I am very excited to be your principal for the 2020-2021 school year.  I look forward to working with all of the great teachers, students and parents at WCE.  This is my third year as principal here at the Cove and I look forward to another successful year.  Previously I was the assistant principal of Chestnut Grove Middle School.  I have a wife and two children, and have worked in education since 2005.  I have previously taught high school social studies, 7th and 8th grade social studies and 8th grade science.  I have received four degrees from Appalachian State University.  These are Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, History (2004), Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education (2011), Master of School Administration  (2016) and Education Specialist in Educational Administration (2018).  I am currently working on my doctorate (Ed.D) from, you guessed it, Appalachian State.  This year we are celebrating 30 years in this building by recognizing our Heroes and Legends. Since the pandemic began it has thrown the education world out of sorts, but our teachers have worked hard to overcome this challenge in order to provide a quality education for your children in a safe environment. Remember, we are all in this together. I look forward to another great school year, GO WILDCATS!