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Dear Villa Heights Elementary families,

We are proud that Villa Heights, the tiny little school that sits on the hill, has reopened! The original Villa Heights Elementary magnet school opened in 1974 and was closed in 2011. Now we have reopened in the 2018-2019 school year as a traditional neighborhood school. Our mission is to inspire and promote student growth by focusing on the whole child and embracing cultural diversity in partnership with our families and the community.

Villa Heights’ scholars are recognized at the end of each month for meeting their behavior goals. We also recognize scholars and the staff at the end of each quarter during our Quarterly Awards Program. Our parents and the community are invited to help us cheer on the successes each quarter. The dates for these award programs can be found on our school calendar.

We do not have state assessment results to share because this is our first year since 2011. We will receive our results after our students take the state tests at the end of the school year and will share them with our families and the community.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve been in education for 25 years. I graduated from Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I earned a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina and certification in educational leadership from Wingate University.

Before coming to Villa Heights Elementary, I served as an assistant principal at Albemarle Road and Bain elementary schools. I have also been a facilitator at Berewick Elementary and a teacher at Endhaven and Hawk Ridge elementary schools. On a personal note, I am the proud mother of a CMS graduate who attends the University of South Carolina.

I look forward to working with you and your child. Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Villa Heights Elementary.

Joyce Fullington, principal

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