Ms. Heidi Boardman, Principal
Franklinton Middle School is a unique school that carries a strong educational legacy and promises a bright future. I am honored to be the principal, and it is a gift to be in a position where I can make FMS shine even brighter! We are on a positive trajectory that will only get better in the years to come.
I am a native of Central New York, where I began my educational career as a teacher in a residential treatment center for boys. Along the way I spent several years as a Therapeutic Level Regional Foster Parent, taking in teenagers who had failed out of regular foster care, or were coming out of lock-up. I moved to Wake Forest in 2012 and began working as an English teacher at East Wake High School in Wake County, where I then moved into the Literacy Coach position. I was accepted into the Principal Fellow program through NC State, and did my internship at Heritage Middle School in Wake Forest. I came to Franklinton Middle School in 2018 as the Assistant Principal, and then became Principal in 2020. Everything that I have learned over the years has shaped my vision of who I am as a Principal, and what Franklinton Middle School can be as a school.
My family is my strength and my entertainment. I have three young adult children, a wonderful, supportive husband, two cats, and two dogs. Life is never dull at home. I enjoy reading, researching, going to any beach on any lake or ocean, and enjoying life with my family in all the small ways that make life the joy that it is every day.
I am proud to be the Principal of Franklinton Middle School, and I will continue to work hard to make FMS a community school of choice!
Mr. Demarcus Jones, Assistant Principal
I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. I attended Wake County Public Schools and graduated from Wake Forest - Rolesville High School. After serving my country (US Navy), I worked in local government in both corrections and detention centers for both county and state agencies. I ventured into facility and maintenance repair for the City of Raleigh before starting my own business as an independent trucker/hauling service.
I began my career in Education as an Automotive Technology Teacher in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System in which I was awarded the New CTE Teacher of the year award in 2011. I began teaching Automotive Technology in Wake County at Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC, in 2012. I have managed and taught one of the most recognized Automotive Programs in the Wake County Public School System. I then served Enloe HS students as the Career Development Coordinator linking and developing relationships and paths for all students.
On a personal note, I am a husband of a veteran educator and proud father of two brilliant and hardworking students of North Carolina State University, both majoring in Life Sciences with concentrations in Biochemistry. I am delighted to announce that my daughter graduated in 2020, and my son will be fulfilling his childhood dream of getting an education and playing Division I football with the Pack!!! Go Pack!
I received my undergraduate degree from Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC, in Organizational Management and completed my graduate degree in Executive Leadership Studies through Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.
My accomplishment of becoming an Assistant Principal is exciting, and I am here to help the Principal maintain a welcoming culture in which the sky's the limit, and support the Principal in providing a happy, caring and safe environment where children can achieve their fullest potential. I am very compassionate about building relationships and student achievement.