Principal Dunn

Phone: 919-894-7161


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lyndsey Dunn

Welcome Patriot Families! I am so excited to serve as your Principal for the 2022-2023 School Year.  The sense of belonging and feeling of family resonates throughout McGee's Elementary School and Community and I am blessed to be here. I cannot wait to see the staff continue to provide our students with top notch instruction and loads of love!

Since I am new to most of you, here is a little about my personal life. I am originally from Washington County, specifically a little town called Crewell. Most people haven't heard of it, so I tend to say I'm about 45 minutes away from the Outer Banks and then people know which direction I mean.  I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Campbell University, which is how I ended up in Johnston County.  My family consists of my husband of 12 years, my son who is entering fifth grade and my daughter who is entering third grade.  We also have a Yorkie named Stella.  In our spare time, both of our children keep us busy by playing sports. We are also huge fans of watching others play sports, so you can find us supporting the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Tarheels or the Atlanta Braves.  I also love to binge watch Netflix or movies when I am alone.

In my career, I have taught elementary music in Johnston County and in Wilmington. I have also taught middle school music in Florida. When we returned to Johnston County, I taught 4th & 5th Grade math and served as a Testing Coordinator.  I received my Master of School Administration through the N.C. Fellows Program at East Carolina University.  Since becoming an administrator, I was an Assistant Principal at Cooper Academy for one year and then at Riverwood Elementary School for four years. The staff and students at both places will always hold a near and dear place in my heart.

It's a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together.  I have never become numb to the fact that we have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the children we serve each and every day . . . it is truly humbling to know that we have the ability to transform lives. My goal every single day is to make sure students feel loved, supported and to meet them where they are academically and grow them. I look forward to meeting you all, learning about your families and hearing stories you have to share. "MCES ROCKS"

Phone: (919) 894-7161


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sarah Cowell

Hello Patriot Families!

I am so excited to serve as the Assistant Principal of McGeess's Crossroads Elementary School! I obtained my Masters in School Administration from North Carolina State University in May 2020. Go Wolfpack! This will be my thirteenth year in education, and I have been blessed to experience working in both the elementary and middle school settings. Prior to moving into Administration, I was a Teaching and Learning Coach here at McGee's Elementary and before that, I taught English/Language Arts in all middle school grades. My husband Tim and I have one son, Easton, who will be in second grade this year. Our family also includes a five-pound Malti-Poo named Daisy.

As an Assistant Principal, I am committed to creating a safe, joyful learning environment where all students are held to high expectations and provided with the support needed to grow and achieve at their highest potential. As the old African proverb states, "It takes a village to raise a child". I truly believe that a strong connection between home and school offers each student the best opportunity to be successful academically, socially and emotionally. I look forward to partnering with you to ensure your child has the best educational experience possible at McGee's Crossroads Elementary. I believe in open communication. Please feel free to contact me about any celebrations or concerns you may have.

I look forward to all that we will achieve by working together. Let's make it a great school  year! MCES ROCKS!