Gwen Shannon CMS West Learning Community 2014-2015

Gwen Shannon
CMS West Learning Community 2014-2015
Principal of the Year
Gwen Shannon, Principal, Westerly Hills Academy
Gwen Shannon is proud to serve as the principal of Westerly Hills Academy.
A native of Charlotte, N.C. and a proud graduate of Garinger High School, she
attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Her educational
journey continued to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte earning her
Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Supervision and Gardner -Webb
University earning her administrative certification. Her career began as a teacher
assistant at Statesville Road Elementary School and progressed through various
positions and schools withi n the district. She has taught in grades 1 -6, served as
the magnet lead teacher, conducted technology training for the district,
functioned as the curriculum facilitator for Westerly Hills Elementary and served
as the assistant and curriculum support for t wo Area Superintendents. She
worked as the Assistant Principal at Ashley Park Elementary School before being
named the Principal of Lansdowne Elementary School. Mrs. Shannon returned
to Westerly Hills Academy to lead and support all stakeholders during its
transition from elementary to PK -8th grades. She is excited to lead Westerly
Hills to its vision of becoming a 90 -90-90 school.
Westerly Hills Academy
Home of the Majestic and Proud!