Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools names its 2023-24 Principal of the Year
Congratulations to Dwight Thompson, principal at Renaissance West STEAM Academy, on being named the 2023-24 Principal of the Year for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools!
The news was announced in a surprise ceremony in the school’s gymnasium on Nov. 2.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be here, and we will continue to do great work here,” said Thompson. “I’m overjoyed and excited.”
Thompson spent 17 years as an elementary school teacher with Guilford County Schools before joining CMS at University Park Creative Arts School. He also held resident principal and assistant principal positions at other schools before becoming principal at Tuckaseegee Elementary School in 2019. Two years later, he was named principal at Renaissance West STEAM Academy.
“He is the picture of success and evidence of the impact of strong leadership,” said Dr. Crystal Hill, superintendent of CMS. “He believes that all students can and will be successful.”