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
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