Nebo Elementary School

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Principals Message

Welcome to Nebo Elementary School!  
Nebo is located in the eastern section of McDowell County, and has a long history as a well-known community, dating back before the Civil War.   Nebo residents and families take pride in the community, including the primary attraction to the area, Lake James.  
As principal of Nebo Elementary, I am excited to join the school community, along with the physical Nebo township, as my husband, Nick, my daughter, Kaley and I reside in the neighborhood.  As a graduate of McDowell County Schools, I take pride in serving the district of my former childhood years.  I have been blessed to serve as an administrator in multiple schools in McDowell County over the past eleven years, including McDowell High School as an assistant principal, North Cove Elementary and West Marion Elementary as principal.  I am proud to call Nebo Elementary my "home away from home" for the coming years. Nebo Elementary staff members are dedicated to the safety and welfare of each child in our care, and it is our priority to help each child achieve success within our learning community.  Thank you for the gifts you send to us daily: your children.
I look forward to working with parents, staff, and other community members for the benefit of our children and our community.  Thank you for your continued support as we work together.  It's going to be a great school year at Nebo Elementary!  Go BEARS!
Desarae D. Kirkpatrick
Principal, Nebo Elementary School