• Mr. Charles Locklear

    Mr. Charles Locklear, Administrator

    (910)671-6070

    charles.locklear@robeson.k12.nc.us

    Dear Magnolia Students and Families:

    It is with great honor and excitement I introduce myself, Charles Locklear, as the Principal of Magnolia. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past years as a math teacher, assistant principal, and principal. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and the school, by providing the best instructional and extracurricular opportunities and supports possible.

    Similarly, it is my number one priority at Magnolia to ensure every student receives the most well-rounded education possible. A well-rounded education means outstanding instruction from top-notch teachers, as well as extracurricular opportunities and supports which enable students to develop character, cultivate passions, and explore the world outside of the classroom. When considering the opportunities available to students, I often look to my own experiences and involvement in high school and college courses, athletics and clubs, and volunteer efforts which helped to shape who I am today. As the Principal of Magnolia, I am committed to ensuring student needs and interests help shape instruction and extracurricular opportunities. Through this shared commitment to learning, I am excited to see students engaged in the classroom, scoring the winning point on the court, performing in the band, or any other area which peaks student interest and passion.

    Most importantly, an excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents, and staff. Over the past few weeks, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the amazing students, parents, and staff at Magnolia, while also learning about the rich school history and success. One of the greatest takeaways from these conversations has been the immense enthusiasm and pride for the school and community. It is through the same enthusiasm and pride I look forward to becoming an integral part of the community and working with each of you to continue the great successes at Magnolia.

    In the famous words of Maya Angelou, “ Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”  

    I look forward to a great year ahead of us.  

    Charles Locklear