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Mrs. Courtney Wright

Phone: 828-758-7376


Mrs. Courtney Wright, Principal


Welcome to my principal’s page!  I am honored and proud to serve as the principal at Hibriten High School.  I strive to serve the students, staff, parents, and community with a level of professionalism and compassion that I feel is necessary to foster an educational atmosphere built on the foundations of equality, accountability, and morality.

My parents worked in manufacturing here in Lenoir.  They are very hard working people who instilled in me a strong work ethic and desire to serve others.  I have always been called to work in public service.  I enjoy working with and building relationships with children and adults from diverse backgrounds.  Every person has a story.  I love to hear every story, and maybe one day, be a part of someone’s story.

Mr. Darrin Foddrell

Mr. Darrin Foddrell, Assistant Principal


I Received my Bachelor of Science Degree at Appalachian State University and received my Master’s and Educational Specialist Degree from Gardner-Webb University. The 25 years I have in education were served at William Lenoir Middle School as an 8th grade math/science teacher for 11 years and 14 years in Burke County as an administrator. I am excited about being a part of the Hibriten High School family.


I have been blessed with an amazing wife Carrie and two children, Camdyn and Micah, who also look forward to being a part of Panther Nation!

Mr. Randy Hart

Phone: 828-758-7376 ext 202


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science with a specialization in mathematics: Southern Arkansas University
Masters in Elementary Education: Grand Canyon University
Masters in Educational Leadership in Education: Gardner-Webb University

Mr. Randy Hart, Assistant Principal


Mr. Hart is a native of Arkansas. He was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. He is an avid reader, especially anything by James Patterson, John Grisham, or Dean Koontz just to name a few. He also enjoys watching Texas A&M football, Duke basketball, and Houston Astros baseball. Mr. Hart obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in mathematics from Southern Arkansas University. He obtained a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University, and later a Master's degree in Executive Leadership in Education from Gardner-Webb University. Mr. Hart began his teaching career teaching middle school math and science in Springhill, Louisiana. After moving to North Carolina in 2004, Mr. Hart began teaching at Gamewell Elementary School. After 13 years of teaching at Gamewell Elementary, he accepted the position of assistant principal at Davenport A+ Elementary School where he served for 2 years before moving to Hibriten High School. It is truly an honor to serve as your assistant principal, and to be a Hibriten Panther.

Ms. Kristy Hollar

Phone: 828-758-7376


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree Elementary Education - ASU
Masters Degree in School Administration - ASU

Ms. Kristy Hollar, Assistant Principal


Hello Panthers! My name is Kristy Hollar and I am your Assistant Principal here at Hibriten High School.  I feel incredibly lucky to be part of the HHS family.  I grew up in Caldwell County.  


I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in School Administration. Throughout my years in education I have been (and will always be) a teacher, an instructional facilitator, and an assistant principal.  


My interests include spending time with family, especially my nephew and niece.  I also enjoy live music and anything that involves being at the beach!