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Gabriel named new Barnette Elementary principal
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:54

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Lynanne "Missy" Gabriel is the new principal at Barnette Elementary School in Huntersville. Gabriel, previously assistant principal at Bradley Middle School in Huntersville, was appointed to the post by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education at its meeting earlier this week. She replaces long-time Barnette principal Dianna Newman, who will be the first principal at a new elementary school to open in the Highland Creek community in northern Charlotte.

To welcome Gabriel to her new post and give the community an opportunity to meet the new principal. Barnette will host an informal drop-in session on Monday, March 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the media center at the school, 13659 Beatties Ford Road.

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