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1411 Hawthorne Ln. Ste. A
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 364
P: 980-343-6011  |  F: 980-343-5609 
Principal: Diann N. Weston
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Diann N Weston


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Pictured is Ms. Diann Weston (center)--the Principal, with the Administrative Team, Ms. Nina Adams (left)--Assistant Principal of Instruction and Mr. Vincent Armstrong (right)--Assistant Principal.



Diann N. Weston is our principal here at Hawthorne Academy.

Ms. Weston is originally from Denver, Colorado where she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English Literature. Upon moving to Chicago, Illinois and working for a non-profit community-based organization, Ms. Weston pursued her Masters of Art in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education from National-Louis University. While teaching at Canter Middle School on the south-side of Chicago, Ms. Weston returned to National-Louis University and received a Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.) in Educational Leadership.

As a teacher leader, Ms. Weston was offered a Principal Internship at Kohn Elementary School, and after one year she became the Principal of Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine at DuSable. She served as the principal at Williams Prep for seven years. In 2014, she became the principal of Hawthorne Academy.  We are delighted to have her at our school.

When you get a chance, please feel free to stop by and say hello to Ms. Weston. ​


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 Ms. Diann Weston, Principal, meets our New Superintendent, Dr. Clayton Wilcox, during the CMS Summer Leadership Conference.


Ms Weston and Ms Adams with with Jay McTighe, author of Understanding By Design

Ms. Weston and Mrs. Adams meet Jay McTighe, author of Understanding by Design


Hawthorne's ILT Trailblazers

Hawthorne Academy's Instruction Leadership Team (ILT) Trailblazers--hard at work! 

Developing new ideas for improving student learning!




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Phone: 980-343-3000
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