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12235 Winget Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Courier #: 588
P: 980-343-1063  |  F: 980-343-1062 
Principal: Rick Mohrien
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Welcome to the Wolfpack!

Winget Park Families (and Future Members of the Wolfpack), 

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about what makes Winget Park such a special place to learn! 

Winget Park is a partial magnet school that provides a STEM-focused education to every student. We provide every student with the opportunity to be creators in every content area.  We are proud of our forward-leaning programs such as our Makerspace and associated curriculum, our STEM Lab, and integrated project-based learning throughout our academic programs. 

At Winget Park, we seek to live our motto of "Unite. Create. Innovate." every day.  We unite a diverse group of students from various programs -- neighborhood enrollment, magnet school enrollment, Extensions classrooms, and our pre-kindergarten program -- to build a learning environment that is supportive of all learners.  We create daily, building authentic representations of our learning to share with our community.  We innovate daily, seeking the best ways to meet the needs of our students and ensure that they are moving forward daily.

My story is as unique and special as those of our students and families. After growing up in Upstate New Yoark, I earned a bachelor’s degree in adolescent education/social studies from Fredonia State University, also in New York. I have a master’s degree in adolescent education from Oneonta State College, also in New York. I earned a certificate of advanced studies in educational leadership from from Binghamton University in New York. I am currently working to complete my doctoral degree from New Mexico State University in the field of Curriculum & Instruction. Prior to becoming a school leader,  I was a middle and high school social studies teacher and coach in upstate New York for eight years.  I relocated to Charlotte in 2012, and completed a principal residency at Albemarle Road Elementary through New Leaders. I then spent three years as an assistant principal at Shamrock Gardens Elementary before ecoming the principal of Winget Park, where I am currently in my 5th year. In all, I have been in education for 18 years. 

My educational philosophy is this: No significant learning can or will take place without strong relationships between the student, teacher, family and community. Our role as a school is to build, engage, and enhance these relationships.  With these relationships in place, we must provide unique learning experiences that allow students to create authentic representations of their learning and share them with a diverse audience.

I am the proud father of a son, Lincoln, who is a 2nd grade student at a CMS school. 

Thank you for choosing (or choosing to learn more about) CMS and Winget Park! 

Rick Mohrien, Principal

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