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First Ward
Creative Arts Academy
715 North Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Courier #: 368
P: 980-343-5485  |  F: 980-343-5587 
LC: Central 1
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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School Leadership Team 2020 - 2021

2020-2021 SLT MEMBERS

The School Leadership Team is comprised of the principal, staff members, parents. The SLT is responsible for developing and monitoring the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan by creating opportunities. The SLT also encourages parent involvement within the community. The overall goal of the SLT is to improve our school in the following areas: high academic achievement, effective educators, adequate resources, safety and order within the school, and strong parent and community relationships.


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​Selestine Adams
Perm. Position
​Evetta Lawrence-Davis
​Assistant Principal
Perm. Position

​Kimberly Roberts
​Dean of Students

Support Staff
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​Endora CrawfordSupport Staff
Elected Aug 2020
Barbara SeitzSupport Staff (EC)
Elected Aug 2020
​Diane AlfordInstructional Assistant
Elected Aug 2020

Classroom/Special Area Teachers
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Paula Weiler
​Special Area
Elected Aug 2020
Special Thompson
Elected Aug 2020
Jamie Franklin
​First Grade
Elected Aug 2020
Jade Jackson
​Second Grade
​ Aug 2020
Rickita Banks​Third Grade
Elected Aug 2020
Sierra Wiley
​Fourth Grade
Elected Aug 2020
Joe Griffin​Fifth Grade
​Elected Aug 2020

​Representatives: Parent/Community
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​​Renee CollinsParent
Elected Oct 2019



All SLT Meeting information is now located at:

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Please join our meetings to become a member of First Ward's School Leadership Team.




School Leadership Team Meeting Minutes 9/30/2020


School Leadership Team Meeting Minutes October 2020



School Leadership Team Meeting Minutes 11/18/2020





School Leadership Team Meeting Minutes 1/27/2021




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​APRIL 28th


​MAY 26th






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P.O. Box 30035
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Phone: 980-343-3000
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