Our Administrative Team

Karen Barnhill

Karen Barnhill and her family


  • BS Francis Marion University (Middle School)

  • MSA-School Administration, Western Carolina University

Administrative & Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Principal, AC Reynolds Middle School (6 years)

  • Principal, Cane Creek Middle School (4 years)

  • Former Teacher in South Carolina and North Carolina

Greetings Enka Middle School families!  I am so pleased to be the Principal at Enka Middle School. My husband Sandy and I have lived in Enka-Candler since 2002 and truly love this beautiful  community.  Our two sons, Drake and Easton, also love our home here, and we are extremely proud that both of them are students in the Enka District.

Please know that I have your child’s best interest at heart and work with a highly qualified educational team to provide a safe, rigorous and engaging educational experience for these top notch students.  Every effort will be made to help mold these young folks into future contributing members of society so they can be competitive in a global-competitive world.

Karen Barnhill

Cathy Haughney
Assistant Principal

Cathy Haughney Assistant Principal

Diane McEntire
Assistant Principal

Diane McEntire