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2801 Lucena Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Courier #: 374
P: 980-343-5515  |  F: 980-343-5581 
LC: West
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: PreK-8
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Dear Druid Hills Academy Families and Supporters: 

My name is Dr. Carla Grant Mathis, and I am more than honored to be selected as principal of Druid Hills Academy. Throughout my 24 year career as an educator, I have served as a teacher, academic facilitator, dean of students, assistant principal, and principal. In addition, I have also served as school leadership team chair and mentor.  I am dedicated to ensuring that students learn, grow, and achieve personal and academic success. Our theme is “Achieving academic and social excellence with grit, resilience, and confidence!” 

At Druid Hills, our vision is for each scholar to be globally competitive, productive citizens prepared to meet the demands of high school and beyond. We commit as we have always done to providing a student-centered, collaborative, respectful, and academic rich learning environment. 

It is our belief that when provided the opportunity and the necessary scaffolding and tools, all students can learn, create meaning, be innovative and become productive, contributing citizens. Our goal is to make a difference and play an intricate role in the growth and development of all students. Our purpose is to ensure all students receive a high-quality education grounded in rigorous, intentional, and relevant instruction that is designed to give them the knowledge, capabilities, and tools to compete globally.  To reach our goal and adhere to our purpose, our focus will be on building and sustaining strong relationships and enforcing the use of best practices to assess, modify, and deliver high quality intentional, differentiated instruction. In addition, we will emphasize our core values of grit (courage), resilience, and confidence.  

Again, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your school leader and partner. I look forward to working with you to ensure a successful school year and to ensure our students achieve excellence. It is imperative that we continue to nurture and sustain a strong school community. Thank you, in advance, for all of your continued support of the Druid Hills Academy, Home of the Mighty Panthers 




Dr. Carla Grant Mathis, Principal 

Achieving academic and social excellence with grit, resilience, and confidence!” 

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