I invite you to participate in our school community as often as you can. Please remember to register as a CMS volunteer. All volunteers must register each year and select Harper as the site. Please also remember to bring your ID to sign in upon entering the school as we are working diligently to keep our school safe.
Finally, I would like to tell you a little bit about me. I am a native Charlottean and CMS graduate. I earned my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in school administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have been in education for 23 years, 12 of them as a principal. Before opening Palisades Park Elementary, I was principal at Steele Creek Elementary and Walter G. Byers K-8 School.
Part of my educational philosophy is having high expectations for teaching and learning so that each of our students has a successful future. I also believe that we are making memories for our children. I want them to look back on their years at Harper with fondness, as a place where adults nurtured and encouraged them to grow and learn. I want Harper to be remembered as a place where they worked hard but also had fun, a school where they want their children and grandchildren to attend.
As a principal, I am committed to providing the best education possible to each of our students and I believe that every child can succeed in school. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 980-343-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you to ensure that Harper Middle College continues to offer a challenging, effective educational experience in a safe, happy atmosphere.
Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Harper Middle College High School.
Gina O'Hare, principal