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3508 Draper Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 453
P: 980-343-6422  |  F: 980-343-6505 
LC: Central 1
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-5
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Administrator's Den

 Principal's Corner

Brittany Slagle


My name is Brittany Slagle. I am originally from Virginia and moved to Charlotte, NC, after graduating from college.  I attended Taylor University in Indiana and studied Elementary Education.  I accepted a teaching position in Charlotte and over the years, I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades.  I loved working in a classroom, but wanted to make an impact with teachers as well as students, so I went back to school for School Leadership at Queens University of Charlotte. After I graduated with my Masters degree, I took a job as a literacy coach working to implement balanced literacy in the district and then that led me to be an Assistant Principal in a school just down the road. Merry Oaks is my dream school and I am honored to be the principal.  I believe that our Merry Oaks family is one of a kind, and I am so thankful to lead and be a part of a group of educators that believes that we come to work each day to make the love of learning come alive for our students and families!  

 Assistant Principal's Corner

  Pamela Bland-Bostick


Hello Wildcats Family!

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Pamela Bland-Bostick, and I am so excited to begin my 17th year in CMS. I grew up in Florence, SC. I am a proud graduate of Wilson High School where I served as a member of Student Council, the marching band, and as a bus driver. I attended St. Augustine's College, South Carolina State University (Go Bulldogs), Francis Marion University, and Winthrop University. I am also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

My husband Adrian (deceased) and I moved to Charlotte in 1998 where I accepted my first job as a school administrator. I love fishing and watching my daughter Morghan play volleyball, basketball and run track for her high school.  As a proud parent of a CMS student-Morghan is a senior at Butler High School- I am committed to bringing excellence for every child.

 Dean of Student's Corner

Kylene Westerholm


Hello Wildcats Family!

My name is Kylene Westerholm. I am originally from Connecticut but moved down to North Carolina to attend Elon University.  I received a degree in Elementary Education and Music.  After graduation I moved to Charlotte and began my education career by teaching Fourth grade.  I love teaching and realized that I wanted to impact more then just my classroom, so I decided to pursue a degree in administration.  In 2013, I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with my principal's license and degree in administration.  I joined the Merry Oaks family in January as the Dean of Instruction.  I am delighted to be a part of the family.



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