Assistant Principal - Lightner

Dennis Watts and Jill Lightner


I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to continue my educational career here at Cane Creek. I have called Cane Creek Middle School my home for the past 12 years. I feel extremely blessed to stay close with this caring, proficient group of faculty, parents, and students of this community. Cane Creek Middle School is a special place. The students and staff are striving together to make a safe, positive learning environment for all to benefit from.

I am a “Bama” girl. Growing up in Birmingham, Alabama I grew up with a love of football. Saturdays in the fall are some of my favorite times. After High School I traveled to the mountains to attend Mars Hill College. While at Mars Hill I met my husband. We permanently made our home in Western North Carolina soon after graduation. I continued my education at Western Carolina receiving a MSA degree in May of 2010. We have two daughters who have both grown up in Buncombe County Schools before moving on to college and grad school. Our children at home now include a chocolate lab named Stetson, and an English bulldog named Deuce.

I look forward to supporting the students and staff here at Cane Creek. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at (828) 628-0824 or It is an honor to continue serving you!

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