Greetings, MPTS families,
Welcome to Myers Park Traditional School! We are one of the oldest schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – Myers Park Traditional was first built in 1928 and the most recent addition and renovation was completed in 2003.
We are a traditional magnet school. This means all of our students participate in the magnet program, which is focused on leadership and called Leader in Me. We instill leadership qualities in our students using the seven habits of highly effective people developed by Stephen R. Covey. A parent guide to the program can be found on our website and accessed here.
At our school, we are building each year on a long tradition of excellence and academic success, setting higher goals for ourselves and our students. Recognition for our students is important. In the 2018-2019 school year, we began holding quarterly awards ceremonies at Queens University to celebrate and reward our students. The dates and times for these ceremonies can be found under the announcements on our website.
I invite you to participate in our school community as often as you can as we open up the year. Please remember to register as a CMS volunteer. All volunteers must register each year and select Myers Park Traditional 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 graduate of the University of Alabama and a former Teach For America teacher. I also hold a master's degree from Winthrop University in educational leadership and a master's degree in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before coming to Myers Park Traditional in the 2016-2017 school year, I worked at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, now part of the Governors' Village STEM Academy.
On a personal level, my husband is not only a native of Charlotte, he's a CMS graduate! We are also the parents of twin girls who are toddlers.
As a principal, a parent and a person, I am committed to providing the best education possible to each of our students and I believe that every child can be a leader. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 980-343-5522 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you to ensure that Myers Park Traditional continues to offer a challenging, effective educational experience in a safe, happy atmosphere. Thank you for choosing CMS.
Lauren Fowler, principal