Dream Big. Aim High. No Excuses!
Hello Wildcats! My name is Chris Bottoms and I am proud to be a Wildcat. I am very excited to be your new principal for the 2018-2019 school year. I look forward to working with all of the great teachers, students and parents at WCE. 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. This is my first principalship, having spent 2015-2018 as the assistant principal of Chestnut Grove Middle School. I have received four degrees from Appalachian State University. These are B.S. in Secondary Education, History (2004), M.A. in Middle Grades Education (2009), M.S.A (2016) and Ed.S in educational administration (2018). I have created a principal entry plan to help with taking over the leadership responsibilities at WCE. I look forward to a fantastic school year, GO WILDCATS!