Dana Haney

Dana Haney Principal

Dear Hominy Valley Elementary Families,

I am so excited to be a part of the Hominy Valley Elementary family! I am married with two adult children and a sweet dog named Leroy. I bring a strong commitment to continue the long tradition that Hominy Valley has established in providing an excellent education for each of its children. I am honored to be a part of this dedicated staff and supportive community.  

I have lived in the Enka district all of my life and am a proud graduate of Enka High School. After graduating Western Carolina University, I began my teaching career in Buncombe County Schools at Emma Elementary School. I then taught at Candler Elementary as both a classroom teacher and Title One Reading Specialist. While there I obtained my National Boards in Reading and a Master’s in Executive leadership from Gardner Webb University.  I served as assistant principal at Leicester Elementary, Oakley Elementary, and Enka Intermediate. I have served the past four years as principal of Oakley Elementary. 

I am looking forward to serving the students and families of the Hominy Valley Community! Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns you may have during the year.

Cindy Newman

Cindy Newman Assistant Principal

Welcome to a new school year! I am very grateful to be a part of the Hominy Valley Elementary community. The staff, students, and families are so warm and welcoming. This school demonstrates their commitment to the SPORT motto daily. It is evident in the ways students and staff show respect and care for each other. Hominy Valley is known for having the highest academic and behavioral expectations for their students. I am working closely with Mrs. Haney and the staff to promote those high standards so all students become lifelong learners.

I retired from Assistant Principal at Sand Hill-Venable in June 2019. Before that time, I was a Lead Title 1 Reading Specialist and Exceptional Children's teacher. My husband and I have 2 grown sons and 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws. We also have 3 wonderful grandchildren-Gray, Mila and Ella James. I enjoy walking outside, reading a good book sitting on the beach and playing with our Bernedoodle, Maggie.

Please feel free to contact me at (828) 665-0619 or if I can assist you in any way.