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PrincipalDr. Mark Cottone 
Assistant PrincipalMs. Tammy Sharpe 
Financial OfficerMs. Cindy Teague 
Power School Data ManagerMs. Sylvia Martinez 
Office ReceptionistMs. Donna McConnell 
School NurseMs. Rachel Alcantara  
Social WorkerMs. Crystal Fansler 
PsychologistMs. 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 Ms. Sharpe

Ms. Sharpe is looking forward to being a part of the South Elementary family.  Right from the start she found South Elementary to be family oriented and student centered.  She looks forward to getting to know the staff and students in the South Community and in the Mooresville Graded School System.  Ms. Sharpe graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College with her Bachelors in Elementary Education. She began her educational career as a teacher in Iredell Statesville Schools.   She received teacher of the year both at Sharon and Scotts Elementary.  Ms. Sharpe was accepted into the Principal Fellow's program in 2001 at UNC Charlotte where she earned her Masters in School Administration.  Ms. Sharpe served as a High School Assistant Principal at North Iredell High School in Iredell-Statesville Schools.  In addition, she also was an Assistant Principal both at Bandys High School and St. Stephens Elementary in Catawba County Schools. 

Ms. Sharpe is married to Jeff Sharpe and they have two children, Chase and Chasidy.  Chase is 23 years old and is a fireman at Sherrills Ford Fire Department and owns a landscaping business.  Chasidy is 16 and is a student at South Iredell High School.  Ms. Sharpe enjoys spending time with her family; shopping, being out on the lake and watching her daughter play competitive volleyball.  

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