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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 2019-2020

2019-2020 SLT MEMBERS

The School Leadership Team is comprised of the principal, staff members, parents, and PTA members. The SLT is responsible for developing and monitoring the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan. By creating opportunities, the SLT encourages a parent involvement in the community. The overall goal of the SLT is to improve our school in the following areas: high academic achievement, effective educators, adequate resources and facilities, safe and orderly school, world-class service, strong parent and community relations.


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

Support Staff
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​Keisha Boodie
​Elected Aug 2019
​Sherry Addison
Elected Aug 2019
​Sherril BradeySupport Staff
Elected Aug 2019
Barbara SeitzSupport Staff
​Elected Aug 2019

Classroom/Special Area Teachers
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Paula Weiler
​Special Area
Elected Aug 2019
​Kristen Veazey
​Special Area
​Elected Aug 2019
Special Thompson
​Elected Aug 2019
Jamie Franklin
​First Grade
​Elected Aug 2019
​Matthew McDonnell
​Second Grade
Elected Aug 2019
​Shauntie Johnson
​Third Grade
​Elected Aug 2019
Michaela Stovall
​Fourth Grade
​Elected Aug 2019
​Carol Hannah
​Fifth Grade
​Elected Aug 2019

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



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