I am an East Burke High School graduate.  I attended our school as a student the first year the building opened.  I later attended Western Piedmont Community College where I received my AA degree.  Next, I attended Lenoir-Rhyne University where I received a teaching degree.  I completed a master’s program and Ed.S. program at Gardner-Webb University.  Lifelong learning has been my passion.  I taught 1st and 5th grades in Burke County Schools.  I have served as an assistant principal at the middle/high school levels.  My first principalship was at Burke Middle College.  I have spent the last five years serving as principal at George Hildebrand Elementary School.  I am honored to serve as your principal this year!  EBMS is a special place to me.  If I can ever be of assistance to anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Kristin Edwards has been an educator with Burke County Public Schools for the past 12 years. She has taught at Glen Alpine Elementary School and Walter Johnson Middle School. She most recently served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator before becoming an Assistant Principal for East Burke Middle School. Kristin holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Lees-McRae, and a Master's degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Appalachian State. Kristin will receive her administrative add-on licensure this fall from Gardner-Webb University. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral in Educational Leadership degree from Gardner-Webb University, as well.

Kristin lives in Morganton with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading, taking pictures, sports, and spending time with her family.