Administration

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Principal Dr. Mark Cottone  
Assistant Principal Ms. Hollis Baker  
Financial Officer Ms. Cindy Teague  
Power School Data Manager Ms. Sylvia Martinez  
Office Receptionist Ms. Donna McConnell  
School Nurse Ms. Reena Hathcock  
Social Worker Ms. Crystal Fansler  
Psychologist Ms. Michelle Honsa  

 


 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 Mrs. Baker

Mrs. Baker is extremely excited to be joining the South TEAM!  This is her 14th year in education.  She began her career teaching 8th grade Language Arts and Math at Statesville Middle School.  In 2004, she decided to move closer to home and began teaching Algebra at Mooresville High School.  Her time at MHS taught her a lot about leadership and how she could impact the lives of all children. In 2012, Mrs. Baker received her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.  In that same year, she also received her National Boards in Young Adolescent Mathematics and this will be her 4th year as an Assistant Principal, and she LOVES this job!  

Her husband, Nick, and her were married two years ago, and they live in Huntersville.  They have two wonderful, lovable shih tzus, Scout and Tyson.  They love to go to the beach and travel.  In Mrs. Baker's spare time she loves to go to Burn Boot Camp, play tennis, and clean her house (it's weird but therapeutic). 

 

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