Craig Styron, Principal

My name is Craig Styron and I proudly serve as the Principal at West Caldwell High School. I am in my 4th year in this role. This is my 21st year as a Warrior. I have been fortunate enough to previously serve as a teacher, head football and track & field coach, bus driver, and assistant principal. We have the best staff, students, parents, and community around. We continue to do great things and look forward to providing opportunities for our students to be successful and productive citizens in their next chapter of life.

Phone Number: 828.758.5583 Ext. 003


Amy Brawley, Assistant Principal

I am so excited to be joining the Warrior family this year! I am a Caldwell County native. In 2007, I graduated from Montreat College with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education degree. My teaching career began at Kings Creek in that same year. I earned my Masters in Middle Grades Mathematics from Western Carolina University as well as completing the program to earn my Administrative license. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling. I am looking forward to this new journey and can not wait to be part of all the great things that West Caldwell has to offer.


Phone Number: 828.758.5583 Ext. 017

Dawn Henline, Assistant Principal

I am excited to continue my 2nd year as a part of the WARRIOR family! I am a native of Caldwell County and attended Appalachian State where I received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, a Certificate in Education, and a Master's degree in School Administration. I taught Math and Business at Freedom High School for two years before moving to Cape Coral, FL where I taught fourth-grade for eight years. Upon returning to NC, I taught 6th Grade ELA and Social Studies at Gamewell Middle for five years and then as the Middle Grades Social Studies Instructional Facilitator for CCS for five years. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband, Dean, two daughters, Ashtyn and Kendal, son, Jerry, and our canines, Presley and Tucker. I am a PROUD member of this community and enjoy serving at West Caldwell.


Phone Number: 828.758.5583 Ext. 016

Kelly Smith, Assistant Principal

I'm looking forward to being a part of the Warrior Family! I attended Appalachian State University where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I taught for eight years (Traditional School & Alternative School) before creating the Transition Specialist (K-12) position for the Alternative Schools. During that time, I received a Master's Degree in School Administration. I have served in administration at the Elementary level as well as the Middle School level. I'm looking forward to gaining more experience at the High School level. This will begin my 22nd year in education. I enjoy spending time with my husband Mike, daughter Hannah, and our foster daughter "A". We enjoy family game nights. which can get a little competitive, and spending time at the beach with our extended family. I'm looking forward to getting to know our students, their families, and our staff as I serve at West Caldwell High School. If I can ever help with anything, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Phone Number: 828.758.5583 Ext. 006