Christie Abernathy, Principal

Mrs. Abernathy has 18 years of experience in the field of education. She earned her Educational Specialist Degree from the Universtiy of North Carolina at Greensboro, her Masters of School Administration from Gardner-Webb University, and a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University.

Mrs. Abernathy has been an administrator with Burke County Public Schools since 2005. She has experience in Elementary, Middle and High School as a teacher and administrator.

She currently resides in Burke County with her family.
Rich Linens, Vice Principal
Mr. Linens has been with Burke County Public Schools for 21 years. During that time he has been a classroom teacher and coach in high school, at East Burke for 12 years. He has been at Patton for 9 years as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Mr. Linens has served at Heritage Middle School as Assistant Principal for the past year. Mr. Linens received his Bachelor's Degree from Elon University and his Master's in Educational Administration through Gardner-Webb University. He currently lives in Burke County with his family.

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