Hello! My name is Andrew Ruppe and I am excited to become your principal! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and the

opportunity to work with you in the future!


I am a Cleveland County Native. I attended Township Three, Crest Middle, and Crest High. I earned my Bachelors in Middle Grades Education

from UNC Charlotte in 2007 and I earned my Masters in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University in 2011.


I began my teaching career at Kings Mountain Middle School in 2007 where I taught 8th grade Science and Social Studies. Years later, I moved

into the Assistant Principal role at KMMS in January of 2014. And in July 2017, I moved to Bethware Elementary as Assistant Principal.


My wife, Nicole, and I reside in Kings Mountain with our daughter Hattie.