Mrs. Bristol will be starting her 12th year as an educator. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow in 2004 and returned to Morganton to teach. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2007 with a Masters in School Administration. She taught 8th grade math and science at Table Rock Middle School and Liberty Middle School before coming to Heritage Middle School in 2012 as an Assistant Principal. She currently lives Morganton with her husband, Ian, and son, Greysen.
Mrs. Efird received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a major in Physical Education and a concentration in Biology. She taught in Guilford County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school systems before returning to Burke County. Mrs. Efird received her Master's Degree in School Administration from Appalachian State University in 2012. She has completed her 22nd year in education. She currently lives in Icard, NC with her husband. They have two children and one grandchild.