Teachers & Assistants

Linda Bradshaw

Linda Bradshaw

Teacher Assistant

Extension: 6130

Email: lebradshaw@clevelandcountyschools.org

My name is Linda E. Bradshaw. I’m a graduate of Burns High School and Cleveland Community College. I started as a student bus driver in 1982 and have had my CDL bus license driving actively for over 18 years. I have previously served as a Teacher Assistant/ Bus Driver at Kings Mountain High School and with the Gaston County School System.

I've been happily married for 37 years and we have 9 children and 4 grandchildren.When our children were small I enjoyed volunteering in their elementary schools. I enjoy cooking and baking as well as spending time with our children and grandchildren. I’m excited to be a part of the CREW!!!



Michael Carpenter

Michael Carpenter

Civics and World History

Extension: 6142

Email: mscarpenter@clevelandcountyschools.org

I am a native of Cleveland County, and a graduate of Burns High School. I attended UNC Charlotte, where I was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, and met my wife Amber. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to teach social studies to students from grades 5 to 12 in Gaston and Rutherford counties. I have a one year old son named Everett, and I love sports, spending time outdoors, and working in my church. I have a passion for history and education, and I am excited to have the chance to work with the awesome staff and students of CECHS.


Kamie Champion

Kamie Champion

English II & English IV

Extension: 6153

Email: kwchampion@clevelandcountyschools.org

I am a life long resident of Cleveland County and a graduate of Kings Mountain High School. Being a teacher was not my chosen profession, but God knew better and opened the door for me to begin my career at my alma mater. After 22 years of teaching English at KMHS, I am excited to be at CECHS. I received a BA in Journalism/Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA in Secondary English Education from Gardner-Webb, and have been a National Board Certified English teacher since 2003.

Walking, reading (favorite novel: To Kill a Mockingbird), hanging with my forever friends, traveling, and spending time at any beach are just a few of the things I enjoy. I love God, my church, and singing in the choir. I love my people; they include Kevin, my sweet husband of 28 years; my boys, Chan(his wife, Whitney) and KC; and my daddy.


Dennis Elliott

Dennis Elliott

Math 1 & Math 2

Extension: 6141

Email: dlelliott@clevelandcountyschools.org

I am a Cleveland County native and a graduate of Burns High School. I graduated from N.C. State University – Go Pack! - with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have spent 13 years in pharmaceutical and automotive manufacturing, and am excited to make the transition to pursue two of my passions – teaching and math!

In my off time, I love spending time with my wife, Diana and three wonderful kids. I also enjoy reading, sports, gardening, playing board games, and traveling.


Edie Greenlee

Edie Greenlee

English I & English III

Extension: 6141

Email: esgreenlee@clevelandcountyschools.org

I am a Cleveland County native and graduated from  Kings Mountain High School. I have a BA in English Communications, Master’s in Reading Literacy and National Board Certification in Secondary English.  I love learning new things, taking classes and continuing my education. I began my career in pharmaceutical sales and after 15 years made the decision to do what I love and teach high school English. This is my fourth year at Cleveland Early College.

I have one daughter and three grandpuppies. I am also Mom to Jackson, a Yorkie and my cats, Beckham and Andy.  I enjoy reading, thrift shopping and travel.



Mitch Lipscomb

Mitch Lipscomb

Math 2 & Math 3

Extension: 6150

Email: mlipscomb@clevelandcountyschools.org

I was born and raised here in Cleveland County.  I graduated from Crest High School and entered UNCC with the intention of completing a degree in computer engineering.  I soon discovered that it was the mathematics in engineering that attracted me to that major.  So, after a slight change of direction and four years later, I graduated with a degree in mathematics and a minor in psychology.  I began my teaching career at Burns High School where I taught math for 30 great years.  While there, I completed and then renewed my National Board Certification, earned my masters degree in Instructional Technology, and taught everything from PreAlgebra to AP Calculus.  I retired from teaching in 2018, but...teaching had not retired from me.

In addition to being a teacher, I am Sharon's blessed husband of 29 years and Bethany and Abigail's very proud father. I love to read and watch Sci-Fi and listen to music from the 80s.  I have a Far Side sense of humor, specialize in puns, talk to our three dogs, and I rarely turn down a cup of coffee.

I am fascinated and amazed by the mathematical interconnectedness of the world around us and was created with a desire to share that awareness with young minds.



Matt Love

Matt Love

American History I & American History II

Extension: 6148

Email:  mtlove@clevelandcountyschools.org

I am a native of Pfafftown, NC, which is located right outside of Winston-Salem. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2010 with a degree in History, Secondary Education. I completed a Master of Theological Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. I have been a member of the CECHS CREW for 7 years now. I enjoy racquetball, and spend much of my time reading science fiction novels and Where's Waldo? books, and working out with Nerf weights.



Molly Ludwick

Molly Ludwick

Earth Science & Biology

Extension: 6149

Email:  moludwick@clevelandcountyschools.org

I am originally from the world’s tiniest town in the middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania, which is where my love for the science of nature began because there was literally nothing else to do!  I always wanted to be a teacher, at least until it was time to go to college. I took the long route to education by first earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Travel and Tourism from Mansfield University. Upon graduating, I immediately started taking classes to become certified to teach Earth and Space Science and pursue my true passion which is learning and teaching science. I have been teaching for six years now, primarily 8th grade science, which I loved because I got to teach a little bit of all the sciences.  I am so excited to be joining the CREW at CECHS this year! I am looking forward to doing lots of lab experiments and hands-on activities, as well as helping my students discover their inner scientist!

In my free time, I enjoy being one with nature and going on adventures with my husband and three daughters. I have a huge appreciation for music and will listen to just about anything! I love to travel almost as much as I love science, so I usually manage to convince my family to go on science-related vacations. I also love to learn, so I spend a lot of my personal time doing professional development. Most recently, I had the opportunity to learn about scientific ocean drilling through the IODP School of Rock and I am also creating digital materials and resources for National Geographic as part of a grant I received. I am your typical crazy science teacher who wears punny science shirts and laughs at my own terrible jokes. I can’t wait to work and learn with you all this year!



Beverly Owens

Beverly Owens

Chemistry

Extension: 6151

Email:  bsowens@clevelandcountyschools.org

From dinosaur digs in Wyoming, to exploring deep-sea habitats at the bottom of the ocean, exploring science is where I want to be! I love science, and I enjoy sharing science with my students.

I have studied subseafloor sedimentology in Hawaii, Ancestral Puebloan culture in Colorado, tropical ecology in Belize, archaeology in Montana, space physics and instrumentation on board MAVEN with NASA, engineering at the US Naval Academy, deep-sea coral habitats in the Atlantic Ocean on a NOAA research ship, Information Communication Technology with Fulbright Japan, transited through the Panama Canal, and served as a Science Communication Fellow on Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard’s research ship the E/V Nautilus, exploring brine pools in the Gulf of Mexico.

I have been an educator since 2003, including teaching in Cleveland County Schools, working part-time as a Program Specialist at the Schiele Museum of Natural History, and serving as the Program Manager of Professional Development at the Discovery Place Education Studio. I received my Associate’s degree in Art Education and History from Cleveland Community College, and my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Gardner-Webb University. I am currently pursuing a second Master’s degree, from Mississippi State University, studying Environmental Geoscience, and will transition to a doctoral program after that.

I am a National Board Certified Teacher, and also hold NC Environmental Education certification, MakerBot Curriculum Creator certification, and National Geographic Educator certification. I serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Science Leadership Association, and have received teaching distinctions including the NCSTA Outstanding Science Teacher Award, NCSMT Outstanding K – 8 Educator Award, and the NC Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award. I am also a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers.

In my down time I enjoy reading, painting, and 3D printing. My daughter and I like painting together and exploring nature (she loves plants and rocks). I enjoy attending church and spending time at home with my family and our two cats.



Claudia Phillips

Claudia Phillips

Teacher Assistant

Extension: 6131

Email:  crphillips@clevelandcountyschools.org

I love CECHS!! The Viking family is awesome and being at school is truly my happy place. I am a native of Cleveland County and love to give back through my role as Teaching Assistant. My students are everything to me and I am constantly rewarded by their smiles, achievements and triumphs! Their success is my success. They enrich my life and I am honored to partner in the education of our young people. They are our future. 

I have a lifelong passion for SPANISH! I’ve been studying, learning, and practicing since I was 12 and teaching for 11 years. I instruct Conversational Spanish for Cleveland Community College and help a lot with Spanish here at CECHS. I am an advocate for the rights of Hispanic people. I always say I am LATINA in my soul!!

I have six children of my own, three boys and three girls! I had the immense blessing of adopting 5 of them. They range in age from 9-26! They are my heartbeats and my purpose!  I also have my own jewelry business which I adore. I am passionate about serving and bringing SPARKLE into the lives of others! I am a people person and enjoy anything social, travel, cooking, entertaining (which I mostly do with food lol), music, singing, dancing, laughing, and anything shiny! Oh yes and I am crazy about peacocks which are my spirit animal! SHOW THE WORLD YOUR COLORS!!