Our Administrative Team

  • The Mission of Mac Williams Middle School, in collaboration with the community, is to provide a safe and caring environment that will enable successful outcomes in all aspects of each student's development.

    The Vision of Mac Williams Middle School is to prepare students for high school and to be career/college-ready in a globally competitive society.

    At Mac Williams Middle we believe:

    • High expectations promote academic achievement.
    • All students have the ability to learn, grow, and succeed.
    • Parental involvement is critical to each student's success.
    • Students are our priority and most important asset for the future.

Our Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ardry Adams

Greetings Mustang Families,

I count it an honor and a privilege to serve as the principal of Mac Williams Middle School, home of the Mustangs. The middle school years are so important. Providing a positive, safe, student-centered learning environment where students can reach their fullest potential is essential. Having a dedicated Administrative Team, faculty, and staff with a mission of meeting the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of each student is essential. Receiving community support and parent involvement to continue building upon a strong school to home connection is essential. We have an obligation to our students to adequately prepare them to compete and perform with excellence in an ever-changing world. Building student leaders with self-confidence, creative minds, and a desire to be a life long learner is a goal which I am committed to ensuring tools are in place to bring this goal to fruition.

Thank you for entrusting your child to our care. Together we can impact the lives of each student during their middle school years and beyond. Please feel free to reach out to the Administrative Team if we can assist you in any way.

Mrs. Adams can be reached by email at ardryadams@ccs.k12.nc.us or (910) 483-8222.

Our 6th Grade Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jacqueline Newman

Educational Background:  I graduated from Alma College in Alma, Michigan with a BA degree in Education and minors in English and Social Studies. Later, I received my masters in Executive Leadership and Administration from Gardner-Webb University.

Educational Philosophy: The education of our future leaders is a joint effort between the school and the community. This partnership needs to be strong and consistent. We must support our students academically, socially, and emotionally.

Leadership Mission: I want all teachers, staff, and students to feel loved and appreciated for their talents. I want all of them to feel valued and understood.

Leadership Vision: Mac Williams Middle School values teachers, staff, students, and it’s community. It is a safe place to work and learn. Mac Williams is a place where everyone can have a sense of belonging.

Ms. Newman can be reached at jacquelinenewman@ccs.k12.nc.us or at (910) 483-8222.

Our 7th Grade Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Steven Skarie

Educational Background: I graduated from the University of Minnesota- Duluth with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Elementary/Middle School Education. I received my Master’s degree in Reading Education and an add-on license in School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.  

Educational Philosophy: All students can grow academically, socially, and emotionally when placed in an equitable learning environment. 

Leadership Mission: I want to create an environment where the staff feels supported and empowered, and students are motivated to succeed. 

Leadership Vision: Mac Williams Middle School will be a place where both staff and students are happy, challenged, and are able to experience continuous growth. 

Mr. Skarie can be reached at stevenskarie@ccs.k12.nc.us or at (910) 483-8222.


Our 8th Grade Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Daisha Sales-Walker

Educational Background: I graduated from Methodist University with a Bachelor of Social Work, I received my MSW from Fayetteville State University and an Educational Specialist degree and Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Wingate University

Educational Philosophy: All students can succeed academically, socially, and emotionally if they are placed in the right environment to learn and their basic needs are met.

Leadership Mission: I want to create an educational environment where my staff wants to work and my students want to learn. “Team Work makes the Dream Work”!

Leadership Vision:  Mac Williams Middle will be a place that parents want their children to attend and a caring environment where student’s look forward to attending each day.

Dr. Sales-Walker can be reached at daishasales@ccs.k12.nc.us or at (910) 483-8222.