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. Anita McLaughlin

It is with great pleasure that I join the administrative staff here at Mac Williams Middle School. I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the principal here and I look forward to engaging with students, staff, parents and all stakeholders. Here at Mac Williams we are “Mac”-ximing gains through motivation, accountability and consistency. It takes all of us to ensure the success of each student that walks through our doors on a daily basis. Our goals this year include providing standards aligned instruction, employing effective classroom management and regularly communicating with parents and guardians.

We believe that all students can learn and it is our desire to bring out the best in each student in all aspects of their education. We take pride in our school and our community and we encourage each of our students and families to do the same. Mac Williams Middle School is a great place to be and we encourage all stakeholders to continue to support our school as we strive for continuous improvement. 

Our 6th Grade Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Christin Etchison

Educational Background: I graduated from Purdue University in Indiana with a BA degree in Education and minor in Child Psychology. I received my Masters degree and Educational Specialist Degree from East Carolina University. I am currently working on my Educational Doctorate degree from East Carolina University.

Educational Philosophy: I believe it is my responsibility as a leader of Mac Williams Middle School to make our school environment a place where all staff and students can achieve their highest potential of growth while maintaining safety and security.  It is my goal to be a community builder by creating an environment that is built on equity and understanding, bringing people and teams together for the greater good of all students.

Leadership Mission: I aim to always be a teacher, a learner, and a reflective practitioner by fostering relationships in a nurturing atmosphere with all individuals in the Mac Williams Middle School Community. Shared decision-making, accountability, consistency, and responsibility will be the standard while setting high academic expectations for all staff and students.

Leadership Vision: Mac Williams Middle School is a place where all students experience success, make academic gains, build self-esteem, and have successes celebrated while building authentic and lasting relationships.

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

Our 7th Grade Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. 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 8th Grade Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Stephen Myles

Educational Background: I hold a diverse educational background that spans business and technology, education, and leadership. I earned a BS in Business Administration and MIS from Fayetteville State University. Building upon this, I obtained my teaching license from East Carolina University. After recognizing the importance of leadership in education, I pursued a Masters in Executive Leadership from Gardner Webb University.

Educational Philosophy: I believe in cultivating a student's intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity. Education should empower students to become lifelong learners, capable of adapting to a rapidly changing world. I am particularly passionate about technology, and I take great satisfaction in helping students learn new technical skills that will be valuable in their future careers.

Leadership Mission: My leadership mission is to inspire positive change through empowerment and collaboration. By fostering an environment of trust and open communication, I aim to enable individuals to reach their full potential. Through visionary guidance and a willingness to learn, I seek to lead by example, driving innovation and growth while nurturing a culture of respect and shared achievement.

Leadership Vision: By championing open communication, growth, and a culture of continuous learning, I aim to lead with integrity, steering our path toward a future where every challenge is met with resilience, and every success is celebrated together.

Mr. Myles can be reached at stephenmyles@ccs.k12.nc.us or aT (910) 483-8222.