HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Following approval by the Henderson County Board of Public Education on Monday, Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) announces a new principal at Fletcher Elementary, effective November 28, 2022.
Matthew Haney, the current Principal at Flat Rock Middle School, will lead Fletcher Elementary. Haney fills the principalship vacated by Tammy Deaver, who has been named Principal of Brevard Middle School in Transylvania County.
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead a wonderful school like Fletcher Elementary with such hardworking faculty, staff, students, and community,” Haney said. “It is a privilege to return to elementary education and I look forward to a successful year.”
Haney began his career in education with Haywood County Schools in 1999 as a technology education teacher and assistant football coach at Waynesville Middle School. Before joining HCPS, Haney taught Metals Manufacturing Technology at Asheville High School and Technology Education at T.C. Roberson High School. He also served as assistant coach for T.C. Roberson’s football and track programs, became Assistant Principal at Canton Middle, and then Assistant Principal at Pisgah High. He joined the Flat Rock Middle School administrative team in 2015, and transitioned to his role as Principal at Etowah Elementary in 2017 where his passion for elementary education began. He then returned to his Eagle family once again at Flat Rock in 2021, as principal. He has served in his current role since.
“We are excited to announce Matthew Haney as the next principal of Fletcher Elementary School. His experience leading multiple schools will be an asset as he returns to the elementary level that he so dearly loves and wants to serve,” said HCPS Superintendent Mark R. Garrett. “Fletcher Elementary is a great place thanks to the wonderful educators, caring families, and supportive community that pulls together in service of the students. We look forward to Mr. Haney continuing this excellence and adding to the strong traditions.”
Haney is a proud Catamount, having earned his undergraduate degree and Masters of School Administration from Western Carolina University.