Mrs. Crystal Hoke became Principal at Ellendale Elementary in January 2015. Previously, she served as Assistant Principal at Alexander Central High School for six years and was an Exceptional Children's Teacher for nine years between Alexander Central and Ellendale Elementary in Alexander County. Hoke received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Exceptional Children and Licensure in School Administration from Appalachian State.
Mrs. Hoke was named the Alexander County Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006 and received National Board Certification in 2006.
Outside of school, Mrs. Hoke enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, as well as reading and traveling.