Marlene Scott

TCMS Principal


(704) 872-2135

I am an Effective 21st Century Leader passionate about making a difference, with the desire to trust and empower staff to make decisions together. I have 24 years of experience, and am creative, innovative, and willing to engage in collaborative best practice for success with all stakeholders. I like am a willing leader who wants to develop a strong instructional, supportive environment for students, teachers, and the community at Third Creek Middle School.

I have PreK-12 school level experience, and work to combine both traditional expectations with new competencies to help the TCMS school community pursue success. I have a loving husband Mr. Eric Todd Scott, and 2 tenacious children Hannah, 20 and Todd, Jr. 27. I am humble to be a servant to TCMS and am excited about the success at Third Creek Middle.


Bachelor of Science Middle Grades Ed. (6-9) ELA/S.S.-Appalachian State University

NBCT 2006 –Young Adolescents (6-12) English

Master’s Educational Administration-(K-12)-Grand Canyon University


Catawba County Schools-4 (95-99)

Alleghany County Schools-3 (2011-2014)

Iredell-Statesville Schools-17 (1999-2011), (2014-2020)

Mark Wellman

TCMS Assistant Principal

(704) 872-2135

Dr. Darwin Carter

TCMS Assistant Principal

(704) 872-2135

I have a passion for education and being a positive role model for students to be successful and reaching their goals in life. In my 21 years in education I have learn that it is important to make sure that I learn to be a supportive leader and be one that is able to incorporate my skills in education with the stakeholders of the school and the community. 

My educational journey has been a very rewarding one, it includes education levels from PreK-12 grade and collegiate level. It is my humble reaction to be one of the Assistant Principals of Third Creek Middle School and I look forward to the team building and work with TCMS this year and many to come. 


Bachelor of Art- English: Grand Canyon University 

Masters of Art- Educational Leadership- Northcentral University 

Ph.D. of Education- Educational Leadership- Northcentral University 


Rockingham County Schools (1999-2005)(2009-2010)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2005-2006)

Guilford County Schools (2007)

Chapel Carrboro City Schools (2008-2009)

Rowan Salisbury Schools( 2011-2012)

Iredell Statesville Schools (2012-2015)(2020- Present)

Vance County Schools ( 2015- 2020)

Janna Sells

TCMS Assistant Principal  

Janna Sells


I am a passionate and tenacious educator who serves with kids' needs as my number one priority. Every decision that I make comes from a deeply rooted mindset that I can be a champion for children. My instructional experience spans across K-12 and higher education.   My immense desire to grow and reach more students led to building and district administrative roles. I have made a career of coaching both school leaders and teachers toward helping high-need students achieve greater results. Together with my amazing team, I work toward empowering and growing teachers so we can offer the best place to learn and grow students' minds and hearts.


Bachelors of Arts- Elementary Education - University of NC at Charlotte

Master of Science- Curriculum & Instruction - Appalachian State University

Master Certificate- Educational Leadership & Administration - Appalachian State University