Administrators

 I am very excited to be part of the West Buncombe community and have heard so many wonderful things about the school.    I am excited to begin my 28th year as an educator.  I am originally from the Buffalo, NY area.  While in Buffalo I received my degrees in elementary education and exceptional children education. Over the last several years,  I have taught in the Buffalo area, Fairfax Co. Virginia, and Clark Co. Nevada.  I then relocated to Asheville where I was an administrator for the last 16 years with Asheville City Schools. My wife Jamie and I have four children ranging in age from 20 to 5. Jamie is an administrator with Buncombe County Schools..  We enjoy spending time with our kids and getting away when we can.  We can be found at our kids ball games, at the lake, gardening and hiking.   And yes, I am a big Buffalo Bills And Buffalo Sabres fan.   I definitely need more Jamie stuff or she will be upset.

Brad Johnson, Principal

I am originally from the Buffalo, NY area.  While in Buffalo I received my degrees in elementary education and exceptional children education. Over the last several years,  I have taught in the Buffalo area, Fairfax Co. Virginia, and Las Vegas, Nevada.  I then relocated to Asheville where I was an administrator for the last 16 years with Asheville City Schools.  

My wife, Jamie, and I have four children ranging in age from 20 to 5. Jamie is also an administrator with Buncombe County Schools.  We enjoy spending time with our kids and getting away when we can.  We can be found at ball games, the lake, gardening and hiking. We are big sports fans and I especially follow the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.  

As many of you might know, the teachers and staff at West Buncombe are top notch educators who work tirelessly to provide the experience that your children deserve.  West Buncombe Elementary will continue to hold high expectations for your child and ourselves.  

Please feel free to contact me should you have any concerns or suggestions.  I look forward to working with you to continue the great work that is happening at our school.  


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Assistant Principal

Robin Paine, Assistant Principal

It is an honor to continue to serve the students and community of West Buncombe. This begins my 27th year at West Buncombe and the 17th as Assistant Principal. Before joining the office staff, I taught second grade for 8 years and fifth grade for 2 years. My favorite part of being an assistant principal is getting to observe and interact with all ages of students and to see them grow during their time in elementary school. I am so proud of each and every one of our Soaring Eagles!

I live near the Newfound community with my husband Mark. Our son, Alex, is a former WB soaring eagle and a graduate of Enka High School. We also have a German Shepard, Cyrus, and six chicky-girls.

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