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Patrick McCarty - Principal




Patrick McCarty

Mr. McCarty is excited to be named principal of Ashley High School. He has served the Ashley community for fourteen years as an administrator at Charles P. Murray Middle School. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Arts Education from Western North Carolina University in 1993 and then served as both a Career and Technical Education teacher and wrestling coach at Pender High School. Mr. McCarty earned his M.S. Ed. in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2001. He is married to his wife Karen and is the proud father of five children.



Colette Anderson - Assistant Principal




Colette Anderson

Ms. Anderson is so very happy to be back home at Ashley High School! With background experience as a teacher assistant and teacher in Bladen County, an administrator in Gaston County, and serving as assistant principal and testing department data analyst in New Hanover County, she is excited to be back at Ashley and to work with so many familiar students and staff members. A self proclaimed "data nerd", Ms. Anderson actually enjoys master scheduling and testing. She lives with her husband and four dachshunds in Wilmington.



Stephanie Cole - Assistant Principal




Stephanie Cole

Stephanie Cole is a native of Harrisburg, PA and received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and a Masterís degree in Education and Educational Leadership from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. Mrs. Cole began her teaching career with Memphis City Schools in Tennessee as a high school social studies teacher. During her tenure with Memphis City Schools, Mrs. Cole served as a Title I Instructional Facilitator, Teacher Mentor and an Association Representative for the Memphis Education Association. In 2010, Mrs. Cole and her husband relocated to Wilmington, NC. Shortly after, Mrs. Cole began teaching social studies at Mosley Performance Learning Center and then served as the In-School Suspension Coordinator at Myrtle Grove Middle School.



Kelly Lewis - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director




Kelly Lewis

Coach Lewis comes to Ashley from Independence High School in Charlotte, NC. He served as the schools athletic director for the last 13 years. Coach Lewis is a native of Charlotte. He attended ECU where he received his BS in Physical Education. He then went on to attend UNC-Charlotte for his master's in education and Queen's University for his principal license. Coach Lewis has been married 25 years to Kathryn and is a very proud father of four daughters.



Kimberly Morrissey - Assistant Principal




Kimberly Morrissey

Kimberly Morrissey is thrilled to be joining the administrative staff at Ashley High School! Her education includes graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. After finishing her Bachelor's, she taught in London, England at the elementary level for a year which gave her a broader understanding of education outside of the United States. She also taught the Intensive Behavior Support classroom at Bellamy Elementary in New Hanover County and was most recently the Special Education Chairperson at Ashley. She loves living in Wilmington with her dog, Punkin, and on Sundays you can usually find her cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles!