Mrs. Jennifer Stodden, Principal



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Mrs. Jennifer Stodden, Principal

Phone: (828) 256-9545 Ext. 302105


I am a graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY with a BS degree in Elementary Education and Middle School Education. I am also a graduate of Western Carolina University with a MA in School Administration.  I am Nationally Board Certified in Middle School Language Arts.  Prior to my educational career, I was a paralegal and I worked with young adults and juveniles; this career began my path in education. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years.  He is retired Navy serving our great country for 23 years.  He continues to serve our Veterans as he works with the Department of Veteran's Affairs out of Winston-Salem. Together we have three daughters, two are in college (go Tarheels and Seahawks) and our youngest is in 6th grade.  I grew up in northern Minnesota and Navy life has moved us many times.  We have been blessed to retire here in Hickory, NC and we are very proud to call Hickory home for the past 10 years.    

I am so proud to be a part of HM Arndt Middle School.  I look forward to serving our students, school, and community in the upcoming school year!