Assistant Principals

Mr. Alexander Mr. Ben Alexander

670-5000, Ext. 133
Freshman Discipline, Testing, Communications

Ben Alexander is an Enka alumnus from the class of 2005.  After graduating from Enka, Mr. Alexander lived as a foreign exchange student for a year in Lecco, Italy.  While in Italy he learned Italian and was able to traverse Europe experiencing other cultures.  He earned a BA in Latin from the University of NC at Asheville, and a Master of Art in Latin from the University of Georgia.  

Having taught Latin in Red Bank, SC for two years, Mr. Alexander returned home to Candler and his alma mater as the Latin teacher at Enka for three years.  During that time he completed his Master of Science in Education Administration from the University of Scranton.  He currently serves as Enka's Assistant Principal in charge of communications, discipline and testing.  
Mr. Alexander has always been an Enka Jet from his days as a student at Enka, then as a teacher, and now as an administrator. A friend to many faculty and staff members, a mentor to countless students, and known throughout Candler by his red truck, Mr. Alexander is truly proud to be a Jet!

Mr. Jeff BurlesonJeff Burleson
670-5000, Ext. 140
Discipline 10-12: N-Z, Curriculum, Attendance
Jeff Burleson began his career in 1991 as a student teacher at Enka High school.  Afterwards, he taught chemistry at TC Roberson High in 1992 where he also coached football and wrestling.  
In 1995, he moved back to Enka High school as a chemistry and physics teacher.  He spent 18 years at Enka where he also coached football and baseball.   One of Mr. Burleson's favorite duties was as Enka's Student Body Council Advisor, which he was fortunate to participate in for 15 years.  
After 20 years in education, Mr. Burleson chose to pursue a career as an administrator and served as the Assistant Principal at AC Reynolds High School. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and attended graduate school at Gardner Webb.  Mr. B is excited to be back at his home school and looks forward to serving as Enka's Assistant Principal in charge of curriculum, discipline and registration.  

Katie HarrisMrs. Katie Harris

670-5000, Ext. 131
Discipline 10-12: A-M, Transportation, Building & Grounds

Katie Harris is an Enka alumna from the class of 2005 where she played volleyball, basketball and softball. After graduating from Enka, Mrs. Harris continued her softball career at Mars Hill University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a licensure in Elementary Education.

Mrs. Harris then returned home to Enka and began working with Buncombe County Schools where she coached volleyball and softball, taught 5th grade Math/Science at Candler Elementary, as well as 6th grade ELA/Social Studies at Enka Intermediate. During this time, she obtained a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.

As an Assistant Principal of Enka, Mrs. Harris will be responsible for transportation, buildings and grounds, and discipline 10-12 grade (A-M). Throughout her career, Mrs. Harris has always been proud to be a Sugar Jet and is excited to continue that tradition as an administrator.
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