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Meet the Administrators


Principal - Mr. David Johnson 



I am excited to serve as the principal of North Wilkes High School.  I have taught and served as a school administrator in various locations over my 20 year educational career.  My journey has brought me back home to North Wilkes High School, as I graduated from North Wilkes way back in 1990.  I look forward to meeting new members of the community and reconnecting with those I have known for many years. We all must work together to help our students understand the importance of their education.

A little about myself, after high school I served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, which I am still proud of today.  I have been happily married for 20 years to my wife Jennifer and we have two girls – Elizabeth and Caroline. I believe we all can achieve great things through Hard Work and by staying Focused on what’s important.  

I look forward to another great year of helping students achieve their dreams and sharing their successes with the world.  We attempt to keep the North Wilkes High School family near and far informed of the events involving students, staff, and alumni.  Please like our Facebook page @NorthWilkesHighSchool, or follow us on Twitter @NWHSVikings.

Thank you all for your support of the students and staff of North Wilkes High School.  Help us communicate to the students that if they work hard and make good decisions they will achieve great things.

“Work towards your Goals and your Dreams will come true!”


J. David Johnson

Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Appalachian State University, August 2011

M.A., School Administration, Gardner Webb University, May 2005

B.S., History/Secondary Education, Appalachian State University, December 1997 
Assistant Principal - Ms. Dee Surgeon
Mrs. Dee Surgeon

I am excited and honored to serve as the Assistant Principal of North Wilkes High School.  I have been in education for 15 years and 13 years of that has been spent in the North district.  I look forward to reconnecting with former colleges, students, families, and community members.  I can’t wait to see all the great things students and staff are doing at North Wilkes High School.  Remember anything is possible if we all work together toward a common goal.


A little bit about myself, I am a 1998 graduate of North Wilkes High School.  I am happily married to my husband Jason of 13 years and we have a son, Tyler.  As a family we enjoy spending our time doing DYI projects and playing golf.


I look forward to seeing our students achieve their dreams and fulfill their lifelong goals.  In an attempt to keep past, present, and future North Wilkes families informed, please like our Facebook page @NorthWilkesHighSchool, or follow us on Twitter @NWHSVikings.