A Message from our Principal
Welcome to Snow Creek! We are glad to have you here with us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!
This may be a challenging year, but we are determined to do our best for our students!
Meet David Hoots, Principal
Joined Team CCS - December 2009
I began my career in education in 2009 as a teacher assistant at Saint Stephens Elementary School. The following year, I had the opportunity to become a special education teacher at SSE. I also worked as the teacher of a behavior cluster classroom at Tuttle Elementary School for one year before becoming the assistant principal at Snow Creek Elementary. In 2018, I became the Principal at Snow Creek Elementary School.
B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MSA from Appalachian State University
Why I Became an Educator
My parents inspired me to get into education and this started at an early age. My mother worked in education for as long as I can remember as a substitute teacher, tutor, and secretary; and my father is a retired minister. At an early age, I was able to see the power there is in teaching, counseling, and mentoring young people and adults and how that can change people's lives. This is where my passion for helping others began, and that passion still remains one of my driving forces today.
Favorite Place in Catawba County
My favorite place in Catawba County is Lake Hickory.
I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports, and being outdoors.
Something Unique About Me
I was a student manager of the North Carolina basketball team when they won the national championship in 2005.
I joined Catawba County Schools because I want to make a difference in kids' lives. I am a product of the Catawba County School system, and I want to provide students with the same opportunities that I was fortunate enough to enjoy.
Meet Jennifer McCreary, Assistant Principal
Joined Team CCS - August 2002
I have worked in public education for 18 years. My entire career I have been employed by Catawba County Schools.
From 2002 to 2008, I was a Business and AVID (Advanced via Individual Determination) Teacher at Bandys High School.
From 2008 to 2012, I was the Assistant Principal at H.M. Arndt Middle School.
From 2012 to 2020, I was the Assistant Principal at Webb A. Murray Elementary School.
From 2020 to Present, I am the Assistant Principal at Snow Creek Elementary School.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Education - Lenoir-Rhyne University
Masters of School Administration - Appalachian State University
Why I Became an Educator
My family has a lot of educators, including my Mom and Aunt, who inspired me to be a teacher and school administrator!
Some of my favorite activities include spending time with my family and attending my children's activities!
Anything Else You Want Us To Know?
I have been married to my husband, Ryan, for 11 years! We have 2 daughters, Ryleigh (age 8) and Rebecca (age 5)!
I joined Catawba County Schools because I am a graduate of CCS. When I was hired by CCS in 2002, I was thrilled to be able to work where I had previously spent my elementary, middle, and high school years!
Anissa Eckard is the data manager at Snow Creek Elementary and Arndt Middle School. One of her most important duties is to enter and maintain all student information in PowerSchool. She also enrolls students, completes daily attendance and processes report cards. If you ever need to update your child's information or have a question about attendance she will be happy to help you. She started with Catawba County Schools in 2005 when she became the data manager at Sweetwater Elementary. She worked there until the school closed in 2009 and has been the data manager at Snow Creek Elementary since then. She added the data manager position at Arndt Middle School in 2017. Prior to her employment with Catawba County Schools she worked in data entry for 14 years. She is a 1985 graduate of Newton-Conover High School and was born and raised in Catawba County. She lives in Conover with her husband Donnie and son Caleb, who attends St. Stephens High School. She is a big Carolina Panther fan and loves UNC Tarheel basketball. When she is not watching a game, she's spending time with her family.
Snow Creek Elementary: Tuesday/Thursday 7:45 am - 3:30 pm and Friday 7:45 am - 11:00 am
Arndt Middle School: Monday/Wednesday 7:45 - 3:30 pm and Friday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holly Harris graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Southwest Baptist University. After graduating she accepted a position in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she worked until her husband's job relocated them to Hickory. She continued to work there until she accepted the school nurse position. She and her husband have two daughters, Madilyn (13), and Harper (6).