Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston announced two new principal appointments at tonight’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education meeting.
Dianna Newman was named the principal at K-5 South Elementary. She has been the principal at Parkside Elementary since 2015. Newman was a principal at Barnette Elementary from 2010 to 2015. She was an assistant principal at Mallard Creek Elementary from 2007 to 2010 and at Thomasboro Elementary from 2006 to 2007. She was a teacher at Dilworth Visual and Performing Arts Magnet from 2000 to 2006 and at Devonshire Elementary from 1997 to 1999.
Newman earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C., and a master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University.
Lydia Fergison was named the principal at North K-8 School. She has been the principal at Newell Elementary since 2015. Fergison was an assistant principal at Albemarle Road Elementary from 2012 to 2015, an instructor at Central Piedmont Community College from 2012 to 2014 and a teacher at McClintock Middle from 2003 to 2012.
Fergison earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies/Spanish minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned master’s degrees in teaching English as a Second Language from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and in educational leadership from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
K-5 South Elementary and North K-8 School are new schools that will open in the 2021-2022 school year.