CMS elementary school principal named district’s 2022 principal of the year

CHARLOTTE — The principal of a northwest Charlotte elementary school has been named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ principal of the year for 2022.

Danielle Belton, the principal of Paw Creek Elementary School, was named the winner in a surprise announcement on Friday.

Fanfare and cheering greeted Principal Belton at her school Friday. Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh gave a congratulatory speech in her honor.

Nine finalists were announced earlier this year after a selection process from each of CMS’ learning communities.

Click here for more information about Principal Belton and a video about her recognition as a finalist.

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