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6601 Horace Mann Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Courier #: 586
P: 980-343-5140  |  F: 980-343-5144 
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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    Winding Springs Elementary

6601 Horace Mann Road

           Charlotte, North Carolina 28269


 Dear Winding Springs Families, community members, and community partners,

 I am beyond excited to have the awesome opportunity to serve as the Principal of the         AMAZING Winding Springs Elementary School. It is a great honor and privilege to         work in such a great community. I am extremely committed to working collaboratively     with you, your children, community members, faith-based partners, community partners,   and our talented staff to create the BEST experience for every family that chooses             Winding Springs Elementary.


 I truly believe that if it takes a “village to raise a child” then it takes a “community to         raise a school”! I am passionate about building genuine relationships that will allow us to create an environment that is focused on high academic achievement and the social- emotional well-being of EVERY child. 


 This is my 20th year in education. I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary           Education from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. I earned a master’s degree         from Pfeiffer University, as well as a Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership from       Capella University. I have had the opportunity to work as a teacher, Dean of Students,       and Assistant Principal at the elementary, middle, and K-8 levels within the         Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district.


 I have been married to my wife, Dana, for 16 years and we have two boys, Nathan (11       years old) and Luke (8 years old). I enjoy sports, cooking, traveling, and spending time     with my family and friends. I cannot wait to get to know all of you.


 Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions by calling     me at 980-343-5140 or sending an email to


 Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Winding Springs                   Elementary School.






 Dr. Matthew Slota

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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