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First Ward
Creative Arts Academy
715 North Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Courier #: 368
P: 980-343-5485  |  F: 980-343-5587 
LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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School Leadership Team 2021 - 2022

2021 - 2022 SLT MEMBERS

The School Leadership Team is comprised of the principal, staff members, parents. The SLT is responsible for developing and monitoring the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan by creating opportunities. The SLT also encourages parent involvement within the community. The overall goal of the SLT is to improve our school in the following areas: high academic achievement, effective educators, adequate resources, safety and order within the school, and strong parent and community relationships.

Selestine Young
​Kimberly Roberts
​Assistant Principal

Classroom/Special Area Teachers
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Melissa Chappell​Special Area
Elected September 2021

Barbara Seitz


Elected September 2021
Jamie Franklin
​First Grade
Elected September 2021
Rickita Banks
Third Grade
Elected September 2021
Joe Griffin
​Fifth Grade​
Elected September 2021

​Representatives: Parent/Community
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All SLT Meeting information is now located at:

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Please join our meetings to become a member of First Ward's School Leadership Team.




Agenda and Minutes Sept. 2021.pdf






















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