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Hello Swift Creek Community:


I am excited to play a role in continuing the success that Swift Creek has experienced. Swift Creek has been very innovative in preparing our students for success. In many ways Swift Creek has set the standard for elementary schools in Nash County Public Schools. That is a testament to the leadership structure, to the dedication of  professional educators, and to the culture of expectations at Swift Creek and among the community of support. Your hard work and dedication shows in everything you do.


I have over twenty years of experience as a professional educator in Nash and Wilson Counties. Over half of that time, I have been a school administrator. Most recently, I have been Principal at Benvenue Elementary School. I have been a principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. I served as Assistant Principal at both the elementary and high school levels. My undergraduate degree is from Wake Forest University. Additionally, I have advanced degrees from East Carolina University and from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  


Working together, we can overcome any hurdle and set our students on the path toward lifetime success.




Michael Kennedy

Principal of Swift Creek Elementary


Michael Kennedy