Past and current faculty members and administrators will gather Saturday night in Matthews to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Crown Point Elementary School.
A dinner-dance is scheduled in the school auditorium from 6-9 p.m., led by Crown Points original principal, now-retired Phyllis Zellmer, and current principal Mark Anderson. The event will include photo sessions and a silent auction.
The school has enjoyed stability in its leadership, with only two principals in its two decades. Zellmer served as principal from the schools opening in 1993 until retiring at the end of the 2002-03 academic year. Anderson has served since.
Organizers of Saturdays event say they will celebrate Crown Points history of academic success -- with one year as a North School School of Excellence and nine years as a School of Distinction. In addition, six former assistant principals or classroom teachers have gone on to serve as princuipals elsewhere.
And two former students, Emily Johnson and Laura McMillan, have returned as clasroom teachers.
The school has nine nationally board certified teachers, and literary facilitator Tina Mohrman was the 2011 winner of the national Eleanor M. Johnson teaching award.
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