Trina Wenzel, Principal
Due to the March for Students and Rally for Respect in Raleigh there will be no school for EC/NCPK students on Wednesday, May 16th.
In celebration of the "Week of the Young Child", families joined us for our 2nd Annual Spring Festival on April 17th, 2018.
May 24 & 25
9:45 – 12:30
*Information on your child’s day and permission slips have been sent home.
This winter we were honored to learn that Kawandi Coleman, an Exceptional Children’s Preschool teacher at Mary Frances Wall, achieved her National Board Certification. Ms. Coleman earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology) and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd grade). She worked for a short time as a speech therapist in New York in the late 90’s. After moving to North Carolina in 2005, she was fortunate to stay at home and raise her seven children. In January 2012, she passed the NC Praxis II Early Childhood Education Certification Test and was granted a NC teaching license She came back into the workforce in March of 2012, working as a K/1st grade teacher in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district. She taught blended and self-contained Pre-K classrooms in the CMS district from August 2012. She has been teaching for 6 years in North Carolina and this is my third school year with the Mary Frances Wall Center. She achieved her National Board Teacher certification in the area of Generalist- Early Childhood.The certification process is based on high and rigorous standards that evaluate teaching practice through performance-based assessments; the ultimate result is improved performance and achievement for North Carolina's students.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
At the core of the National Board certification process are standards that describe the highest level of teaching in different disciplines and with students at different developmental levels. Mrs. Coleman demonstrates consistent excellence in her work. We are excited and honored to have Mrs. Coleman as a National Board-Certified teacher at the Mary Frances Wall Center.
Congratulations Mrs. Walls!
The Hearts and Hands Award is an award established by The North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (NCAEYC) of Cabarrus/Stanly County to recognize the contributions of early childcare professionals who support a high quality preschool experience. These professionals play a critical role in a child’s social, educational and emotional development by nurturing a child’s confidence, inspiring their imagination and creativity, and by advocating for the well-being of children and their families.
The North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children of Cabarrus/Stanly County may honor up to five outstanding preschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young children of Cabarrus or Stanly County.
Julia Walls, EC teacher of the Mary Frances Wall Center, was nominated and chosen as a recipient of The NCAEYC Hearts and Hands Award.
Julia is a caring and enthusiastic teacher who constantly strives to engage and encourage her students to be the best they can be. She is unwaveringly kind to both colleagues and children, and encourages others daily. Julia goes above and beyond for children in times of need, often spending her own money to ensure they have items needed for home. Never complacent with her performance, Julia is constantly striving to improve herself as an educator and supports others on their journey to do the same. Julia Walls is an absolute asset to our school and is a well-deserving recipient of the Hearts and Hands Award as she exemplifies constant enthusiasm for the care and education of young children!
All visitors, including parents and volunteers, must report to the front office to obtain a visitor’s pass to access other parts of our building. For the safety of our students, a photo ID, such as a driver's license or state issued ID, is required every time to check your child in or out of the building.
Cabarrus Partnership for Children and NCPK
If you are interested in more information or to apply for the NC Pre-Kindergarten program please visit: http://cabarruspartnership.org/early-education/nc-pre-kindergarten
The NC Pre-Kindergarten and Early Education Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am at the Department of Human Services Auditorium. The address is 1303 S. Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083. If you would like to attend the meeting, or if you would like to access minutes from past meetings, please visit http://cabarruspartnership.org/early-education/early-education-committee or you can contact Ann Benfield via telephone at 704-933-8278 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Cabarrus Partnership for Children please click here.