Principal - Dr. Jackson

Dr. Bonnie Bolado (Principal)

Dr. Bolado earned her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and both her Master’s in Executive Leadership Studies and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. She brings 14 years of education-related experience to Fairview Elementary. She has taught at Waynesville Middle School, was Assistant Principal at Canton Middle School, served as an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University, and was a Senior Math Specialist and then Chief Academic Officer at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT).

Dr. Bolado grew up with a passion for teaching and public education. She believes each child deserves the chance to strive to become whatever they dream to be and sees the invaluable opportunities public education offers to students. She finds it an honor to have a career that allows her to contribute to student success and does not take the magnitude of that for granted. Acknowledging the amazing tradition of excellence Fairview Elementary has always had, Dr. Bolado is honored and committed to lead FES to continue that tradition. She is excited to get to know parents, students, staff, and community members, and believes the collaboration of all these dedicated individuals is key in helping students grow and succeed.

A native of Western North Carolina, Dr. Bolado lives in Asheville with her incredibly supportive husband and their four-year-old daughter. She is beyond excited to be a Fairview Cardinal and very eager for the start of a wonderful school year.

Assistant Principal: Christen Davidson and family

Rachel Austin (Assistant Principal)

Mrs. Austin is excited and honored to serve as the assistant principal at Fairview Elementary School. She has worked for Buncombe County Schools for over 25 years and started her career in Buncombe County Schools in 1997. She eared a Bachelor's in Education from WCU.

Over the course of her career she has taught in K-2 classrooms and served as lead Title 1 Reading Specialist. She has a Master's in K-12 Education from Montreat College and is completing her administrative licensure from Barton College.

Mrs. Austin have been married for 25 years to her college sweetheart. They have a daughter graduating from WCU in December and a son who is a senior at Owen High School. She is beyond blessed to work in the best school system there is and to be a part of the fabulous Fairview community!