Mr. Michael J. Benigno
Welcome to North Windy Ridge Intermediate School!
is my tenth year working in Buncombe County Schools. And, while this
is my second year as your Assistant Principal at North Windy Ridge, it
is my eleventh year as an administrator. I am very excited about
working with our new principal, Mr. Brent Wise - who I have known and
admired as a fellow administrator for many years now.
am a graduate of Appalachian State University where I received a
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Middle School Education which certified
me to teach Math, Language Arts, and Science. I am also a North
Carolina Principal Fellow and used that scholarship to attend, again,
Appalachian State University to earn my Master’s in School
am originally from New York City – Brooklyn, NY to be exact – but my
family has lived in Raleigh since 1983 and I have lived in western NC
since the mid ‘90’s. I love North Carolina and the Asheville area
especially; it’s where I have put down roots and have no plans of ever
leaving! I have two daughters who are the light of my life and they
are eleven and seventeen respectively. I also married my college
sweetheart to whom I’ve been blissfully and blessedly married to for
over 18 years.
I am a Gulf War Veteran from the 1st
Persian Gulf War of 1991 and served as an Army Engineer and Computer
Specialist stationed in Germany from 1990 to 1993. As you can imagine, I
love my country and I am proud of my service to her. If you ever have
the time to “bend my ear”, I will be more than glad to tell you all you
would care to know about how wonderful the Army was and how much I
enjoyed my enlistment.
With the start of my second year here
at North Windy Ridge, I am looking forward to getting to know both the
veterans on this staff and the new faces we have hired over the Summer.
I also look forward to getting to know our new fifth graders from
across the district and to deepen the bonds I forged last year with our
rising sixth grade. If you have any questions, please feel free to call
anytime at (828) 658-1892 or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael J. Benigno