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Oaklawn Language Academy
1810 Oaklawn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 488
P: 980-343-0400  |  F: 980-343-0410 
Principal: Kristi Trangsrud
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Community Members,

¡Bienvenidos! Thank you for visiting the Oaklawn Language Academy webpage!  


I’m excited to share the 2018-2019 school year and continue to work with the amazing students, staff, parents, and community of Oaklawn.  I was thrilled to be announced as the proud principal of Oaklawn in March 2018.  While I am not new to the Oaklawn Community, I am excited for this new role!  


I received my B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa and began my career in Iowa teaching a wide range of grade levels.  In 2005, teaching brought me to North Carolina where I taught for 10 years at Community Charter School before starting my journey in administration.  After completing my M.S. in Educational Administration from Scranton University, I joined CMS as a facilitator at Newell Elementary for one and a half years.  I then got the amazing opportunity to becoming the assistant principal at Oaklawn Language Academy in January 2016.  Throughout my entire career, I have been committed to high achievement for Title I schools. 


I am looking forward to an amazing year with the wonderful faculty and awesome students!  It is my obligation to ensure that your child/children are learning in a safe, healthy, and happy environment.  I believe that EVERY student can achieve and be successful!  We can do this together through the wonderful support of our teachers, staff, and PTSA.  I encourage all families to become involved in the Oaklawn Community any way they can and I look forward to our partnership this year!


-Kristi Trangsrud




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