Middle School Principals

anthony grosch
Name: Anthony Grosch          
Position:  Principal of Northeastern Randolph Middle School
Born: Fayetteville, NC
Years in education: 16 
Year joined the Randolph County School System: 2005
Education: B.A. Exercise & Sports Science (UNC-Chapel Hill) 
MSA - School Leadership (UNC-Greensboro)
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family, time at the beach, and time with my Tar Heels
Favorite thing about the Randolph County School System: I have worked in three distinct communities in two different levels within RCSS and everywhere I have been, I have worked with wonderful students and caring parents. 
melanie richey
Name: Melanie Richey 
Position: Principal of Randleman Middle School
Born: West Palm Beach, FL
Years in education: 12
Year joined the Randolph County School System: 2014
Education: B.S. Marketing (Clemson University)
Certificate in Middle Grades Education (Kennesaw State University)
MSA North Carolina Principal Fellow (UNC-Greensboro)
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Clemson football, reading, photography, going to the beach
Favorite thing about the Randolph County School System: The students, parents, staff, and community members make RCSS a great place to work and learn. 
james johnson
Name: Dr. James Johnson
Position: Principal of Southeastern Randolph Middle School
Years in Education: 18
Year joined RCSS: 2011
Education: B.A. Elementary Education (High Point University)
M.Ed. Educational Leadership (High Point University)
Ed.D. Teaching and Learning (Argosy University)
Hobbies/Interests: Family, playing and watching sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf, running) and reading
Favorite thing about the Randolph County School System: I love the families (community and employees) I work with.  The community has a true passion to help each other and especially the students.
mike crider
Name: Michael Crider
Position: Principal of Southwestern Randolph Middle School
Born: Springfield, OH
Years in Education: 15
Year Joined the Randolph County School System: 2014
Education: B.A. - Integrated Social Studies Education (Mount Vernon Nazarene University)
MSA - North Carolina Principal Fellow (UNC-Greensboro)
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family, traveling, attending sporting events, golf, cooking, exercising
Favorite Thing About the Randolph County School System: I enjoy the fact that everyone works as a team to help each other out. The people I have come in contact with are so welcoming and eager to collaborate. The communities show tremendous support for their schools and it's a great thing to be a part of. 
aaron barr
Name: Aaron Barr 
Position: Principal of Trinity Middle School
Born: High Point, NC
Years in education: 20
Year joined the Randolph County School System: 2018
Education: B.A. - Middle Grades Education (UNC-Charlotte)
M.Ed. - Instructional Systems Technology (UNC-Charlotte)
Post Master's Certificate - Administration (Gardner-Webb)
Ed.S. - (UNC-Greensboro)
Hobbies/Interests: Being with family, watching the Tar Heels play basketball, running when I can, listening to music.
Favorite thing about the Randolph County School System: Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful!  I look forward to building relationships in Randolph County with staff, students, and co-workers.
bruce carroll
Name:  Bruce Carroll
Position: Principal of Wheatmore Middle School
Born: Greensboro, NC
Years in education:  15 
Year joined the Randolph County School System:  2021 
Education: B.A. - History and Religious Studies (UNC Chapel Hill); Med - Educational Leadership (High Point University); EdS - Educational Leadership (UNC Greensboro); EdD - Educational Leadership (UNC Greensboro)
Hobbies/Interests: Family, watching sports, swimming, playing the piano, anything UNC, watching the Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers!
Favorite thing about the Randolph County School System:  I am excited to join to Randolph County School System and am excited to work with the amazing educators, students, and community members in our district!