A PreK-3 school empowering students to become STARS!

Departments

Our Staff

Administration

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Principal  Dr. Mark Cottone
Assistant Principal                  Ms. Cheryl Dortch

 

 Meet Dr. Cottone

Dr. Mark Cottone started his education career in Iredell County as a Middle School teacher and football/soccer coach for 6 years. He transitioned to the Mooresville Graded School District team to begin his administrative career.  Dr. Cottone served as the Assistant Principal at East Mooresville Intermediate School and Park View Elementary from 2006-2010.  From 2010-2015 Dr. Cottone earned his first principalship at Park View Elementary where he led the school to be recognized as an Honor School of Excellence and an “A” school by the state of North Carolina. Dr. Cottone is excited to begin his current principalship in Moooresville at South Elementary. 

Dr. Cottone earned his Bachelor’s degree and teaching license at The State University of New York at Brockport, while teaching he earned his Masters and Educational Specialist degrees in School Administration from Appalachian State University. His most recent accomplishment was completed in 2012 when he earned is Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University.

Dr. Cottone and his wife, Lyndsie, have two daughters, Jaklyn and Gabriella, and they reside in Troutman.  Lyndsie is also an educator and currently owns her own tutoring business.  In his spare time, he enjoys outdoors, watching football, and spending time with his family. Dr. Cottone loves the community, staff, and students in Mooresville and is looking forward to a great year!

 


Meet Ms. Dortch

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Ms. Dortch is no stranger to our district. She was a teacher at South Elementary from 2004 until 2014, and the 2011-2012 MGSD Teacher of the Year. In 2014, Ms. Dortch was appointed as assistant principal of South Elementary; however, due to family obligations, she had to relocate to Kentucky in 2015 where she continued her work in public education. We are so exited to welcome this long-time South Star back home to North Carolina and MGSD!

Office Staff

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Financial Officer  Ms. Cindy Teague  
Power School Data Manager             Ms. Wendy Turbyfill  
Office Receptionist  Ms. Donna McConnell  
School Nurse  Ms. Rachel Alcantara   
Social Worker  Ms. Crystal Fansler  
School Psychologists

 

 Ms. Michelle Honsa

 Ms. Heidi Duncombe

Translator  Ms. Dora McKenna

NC PreK

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Teacher Assistant Website
Ms. Kirstie Helms              Ms. Kris Porfiris                       

Ms. Marnita Carr  Ms. Priscilla Hall
Ms. Sandra Brown   Ms. Angie Cassady

Kindergarten

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The Kinder Connection

First Grade

Second Grade

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Third Grade

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Specialists

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Specialty Teacher Website
Art                Ms. Penny Tucker
ESL Ms. Wendy Tuck
Guidance Ms. Kathi Landis
Instructional Coach             Ms. Lauren Pollock                 
Media Ms. Cheryl McCrorey 
Media Assistant Ms. Brenda Carlton
Music Ms. Lindsay Stowers
PE Ms. Lisa McFarland
     
Title 1 Ms. Susan Brown
Title 1 Ms. Joyce Farrow
Title 1 Tutor Ms. Alison Rusk-Shaw  
Title 1 Tutor Ms. Elizabeth Schmidt  
Title 1 Tutor Ms. Donna Poteat  
Title 1 Tutor Ms. Lynn Carlson  

 

EC

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Area Teacher Website
Resource        

Ms. Ashley Pagliughi 

Assistant: Ms. Kelliann Miller      

Resource Ms. Michele Voos
Resource Ms. Nannette Cogill
Speech Ms. Rebecca Miller
     

BASP

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Director Website
Ms. Shaneil Troutman                       
Ms. Carolyn Faulkner  
Ms. Tina Gallmon  
Ms. Vivian Brandon  
Ms. Kristin Morgan