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9100 Carswell Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 449
P: 980-343-3750  |  F: 980-343-3759 
Principal: Dina Modine
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Principal's Corner

​​​​​​​Welcome to McAlpine Elementary School!


Hello! My name is Dina Modine, I am the Principal of McAlpine Elementary School. I am so glad you have chosen to share your child's educational experience with us.

This is my sixth year as the Principal of McAlpine Elementary. Prior to McAlpine, I was an assistant principal at Elizabeth Lane Elementary, Quail Hollow Middle School, and South Charlotte Middle School. Before moving to Charlotte, I was an assistant principal in Sugar Land, Texas. I received my Masters Degree in Education from the University of Houston. Before being an administrator, I taught Spanish for four years in Texas and three years in Louisiana.

I did not originally go to school to be a teacher! My original degree is in Broadcast Journalism from THE Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After working at a television station for a year, I realized that working with children was my passion. I went back to school to be a Spanish teacher, and the rest is history.

My husband is also in education, teaching Physics at Providence High School. We have three children. We live in the South Charlotte community, and ensuring the best education for your children, as well as our own children, is our desire.

I absolutely love being the Principal of McAlpine Elementary. The students, teachers, parents, and local community have supported our school for more than 30 years, making McAlpine Elementary an excellent environment for kids to thrive and grow as 21st Century learners.

Thank you again for choosing to send your child to McAlpine Elementary. I am honored to be a part of your child's life as he/she grows toward a future of unlimited possibilities.

Dina Modine

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