Phone: (828) 459-7220
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My name is Rene Stilwell. I am the principal at Oxford Elementary. I was a principal in Alexander County for 6 years and am excited to come back to Catawba and be a part of the Oxford family. I love being a principal. I adore my students and enjoy helping our teachers be their very best. I love being able to help parents feel comfortable and know that our school is here to support them in as many ways as possible. I love to see students engaged and learning. I love to hear them talking about what they are learning and making connections to the knowledge they already have. It is my goal to help students, teachers, and parents develop a desire to learn and lead others to do the same.
Before I was a principal I was an assistant principal and an elementary classroom teacher. I have taught second, third, and fifth grade. I am a National Board Certified teacher. I recieved my Doctorate degree from Gardner-Webb University in December 2018.
I am a mom of two children, Kennedy who is 18 and a Senior at Draughn High School and Payne who is a Sophmore at East Burke High School.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and supporting my children in their after school events.