Letter from the Principal:
Hello Parents and Students,
Welcome to the Cash Elementary website. I just want to take a moment to introduce myself to everyone at Cash Elementary. I am so excited to have this honor and privilege to work with you this year. I can't wait to get to know you and your child. I look forward to forming long-lasting relationships in the 2016-2017 school year. It's going to be great and I know that our staff and students are going to do great things.
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. This year coming, I will have served nearly 18 years in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University, GO Aggies! After graduation I began my teaching career at Petree Elementary as a 4th grade teacher for 7 years. During the latter portion of my time as a teacher I obtained my Masters Degree in Education from Winston-Salem State University which allowed me to then advance to the position of Curriculum Coach at Cash Elementary School (Hooray!). Soon after that I was pleased to obtain my Academically Gifted Licensure from High Point University and decided to journey to Griffith Elementary & Kimberly Park Elementary as an AG specialist. A few years later, I attended Gardner-Webb University for my Administrative & Educational Leadership Licensure. I was then advanced to the Assistant Principal position at Southwest Elementary School. Shortly after, I become the Assistant Principal at Ashley IB Elementary Magnet School where I served for 4 years. During my time at Ashley Elementary I was also honored to be named North Carolina Assistant Principal of Year 2012-2013. I then returned to Southwest Elementary in the 2015-2016 school year and became the Interim Principal for the 2nd half of this school year. And now it is my privilege to serve as the Principal of Cash Elementary School.
On a personal note, I am a native and product of Winston-Salem, NC. My husband and I live in Davidson County and we are proud Pittsburgh Steelers Fans. We are very involved in our local church ministry and I love education.
The bottom line is I love working with students, parents, and teachers. I enjoy motivating people and being hands-on. One of my favorite things to do is meet new people and create positive culture/climate. My philosophy is “Children First” and my job along with the assistant principal and staff at Cash Elementary is to create a healthy, safe, positive learning environment for all children to be successful. This is going to be great! I look forward to the many exciting things that will happen this school year and building educational relationships with both students, parents, and staff.
Alicia Morris Bailey, M.ED