Dear Liberty Family,

I am excited to begin this next school year as the principal of Liberty Middle School and as a member of the Knight family! I have lived and worked in Burke County most of my life and I am a BCPS graduate. During my time in BCPS, I had the privilege of teaching at East Burke High School and Burke Middle College as a 9-12 English and Social Studies teacher. For the past four years, I have served as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Testing at Freedom High School.

I currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education both from Gardner-Webb University. My path then led me to obtain licensure in 9-12 Social Studies and my National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult Literature. I also hold professional licensure in School Administration from Appalachian State University and a state endorsement in Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education. My most recent educational journey led me to pursue and complete a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University.

My goal each and every day is to build relationships with students, parents, families, teachers and the community of Liberty. I strive daily to help students build their academic success and also work to find out and achieve their next steps. My passion always centers around helping students find what they want to do, give them the tools to do it, and help them achieve it!

I look forward to serving the students, teachers, parents and community of Liberty Middle School.. Please feel free to always reach out at any time! My contact information is listed below.


Anna Moose
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Dear Families,

I am so thrilled to be the new Assistant Principal of Liberty Middle School. I am incredibly grateful and excited to join the Knight Family! I look forward to working in partnership with Dr. Moose and the entire staff as we strive toward academic and athletic success this school year.

The last 10 years I worked in Hickory Public Schools. I had the privilege of coaching (soccer/volleyball), teaching CTE Business and Coding classes, and being the CTE Department Chair at Northview Middle School. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Business Education from Appalachian State University. I completed my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education this past Spring.

On a personal note, my wife and I enjoy spending time at our home on Lake Hickory with our two dogs Tess and Koda. Our son will be a Junior at Appalachian State University in the Fall after playing college soccer two years at Mars Hill University.

Please feel free to contact me for anything you may need.

Chris Winkler
[email protected]
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