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    Dr. Tonya Houpe
    My Office Hours: 2:20 pm - 4:30 pm 
    My Contact Information:
    email: thoupe@iss.k12.nc.us
    office: 704-872-4666 x 1305
    cell: 704-902-5014 

    I am proud to be the principal of EIMS! This is my 20th year as an educator, and I love every minute of it.  Middle school is the best place to be because every day is an adventure!  I am eager to work with the students and parents to ensure that every child is challenged and is able to reach success.  Please contact me anytime with questions, comments, or concerns- I am always here to listen! I spend the first part of the day in the classrooms with teachers and students, so you will more than likely hear from me after 2:20, but you will get a response back within 24 business hours.  

    About Me

    • I have lived in Statesville all of my life.  I am married to Gene Houpe and we have five children: Ethan (17), Hanna (15),  Maddy (14) and 9 year-old twins, Paxton and Peyton.
    • I earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in 2015.  
    • 2013-2014 I-SS Assistant Principal of the Year
    • Achieved National Board Certification in 2007
    • Received an Educational Specialist Degree from Wingate University in 2014, an add-on licensure for School Administration from  Appalchian State University in 2010 and a Master's Degree in K-6 Education from Gardner-Webb University in 2005.
    • Recipient of the NC Prospective Teacher Scholarship and earned a BA in K-6 Education from UNCC in 1997.
    • 2007-2008 Iredell-Statesville Schools K-8 Teacher of the Year (Ben Craig) and the 2007-2008 SMS Teacher of the Year.