Meet Your Principal
Brooke Hough, principal of Devonshire, has been a Charlottean for over 25 years. She was a CMS student, attending Barringer, Olde Providence, Carmel Middle and Myers Park High School. She has 17 years of experience working in elementary, middle, and high school settings. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she majored in Elementary Education. Early in her teaching career she earned a Master’s degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University and continued on to complete her doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership at Gardner-Webb University. She is currently researching the effects of teachers’ personal character traits on their effectiveness in the classroom.
Mrs. Hough started her career in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS), teaching 4th grade at Smithfield Elementary School. After several years, she moved on to teach 4th and 5th grade at McAlpine Elementary School. In 2008, Mrs. Hough felt compelled to work with teachers and students in schools with high levels of students in poverty and became the academic facilitator at both Lincoln Heights and Thomasboro Elementary. She has designed and led summer reading programs for middle school students and served as the Dean of Students at Myers Park High School and Lake Wylie Elementary.
From Teaching to Administration
Mrs. Hough began her career as an administrator in 2011 as the Assistant Principal at Pineville Elementary School. She has a clear vision for education and making school decisions based on the children’s best interest. As an administrator, Mrs. Hough thoroughly enjoys working with all school constituents, including students at her school, parents, teachers and fellow administrators. As an administrator, Mrs. Hough is focused on exposing all students to rigorous, on-grade level instruction, while also engaging students in personalized learning opportunities. She is concerned with educating the whole-child by teaching students the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Baldrige Principles. Providing students with extracurricular learning opportunities is also important to Mrs. Hough, as she believes that exposing students to relevant and hands-on learning opportunities increases their level of college and career-readiness. She most recently served as the principal of Lake Wylie Elementary School for three years.
Family and Community
Mrs. Hough and her husband Brian have been married for almost three years. While they currently have no children, they would like to start a family in the future. In the meantime, they keep themselves busy with their dogs, Tessa and Molly and their cat Braxton. She lives in the Montclaire Neighborhood and enjoys working in her yard and garden. Her other hobbies include reading, cooking, sewing, wreath making, and any other crafts!