Christine Kreider

Orange County Schools recently announced the installment of Christine Kreider as Hillsborough Elementary School’s new principal.

Orange County Schools recently announced Christine Kreider as the new principal at Hillsborough Elementary School.

Kreider officially began the position on Monday, July 2. For the last four years, she was the assistant principal of E.M. Yoder Elementary School in the Alamance-Burlington School System.

Hillsborough Elementary operates on a year-round school schedule. Upon Kreider’s installment, she will become quickly acquainted with school staff just two weeks before students arrive back for the 2018-19 school year on Monday, July 16.

"I look forward to belonging to a school community that works together to pursue the joy of learning while maintaining high expectations for all," Kreider said in a release from Orange County Schools. "I am really excited about the opportunity to serve in a school with such a rich history in the community.”

Kreider brings over two decades of experience in both teaching and administration to her new position. 

A former math teacher at Eastern Alamance High School and a National Board Certified Teacher, Kreider brings a classroom-level understanding that will well serve Hillsborough Elementary teachers and students. 

She gained her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Pfeiffer University and her Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics from UNC-Chapel Hill. She continued to complete her post-Master’s Certification in School Administration from UNC-Greensboro. 

Kreider began her teacher career at Eastern High School where she taught math for 11 years. She was recognized twice as their Teacher of the Year. She continued on to Southern High School where she spent the next 8 years as a curriculum facilitator and sat as the math curriculum specialist at the Alamance-Burlington School System Central Office. Following, she working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction assisting schools in periods of transition.