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Ms. Michelle Holland: Principal, Elementary School

Michelle has been with Lake Norman Charter since 2008. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Houston, and a license in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. As we prepare to move into our brand new elementary school building in the fall of 2019, Michelle will continue to instill the LNC school culture in all aspects of school life, align the school’s goals with our strategic areas of focus, supervise all staff, and make all the preparations to welcome our youngest, newest, and returning Knights to learn, lead and serve. Michelle lives in Cornelius with her husband and daughter. Her son is an LNC alum and will be attending University of North Carolina at Charlotte this fall.

Email:  MHolland@lncharter.org

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Ms. Melanie Latza: Assistant Principal, Elementary School

Melanie joined Lake Norman Charter Elementary as a 2nd grade teacher during its inaugural year and began serving as the assistant principal of the elementary school in 2019. Prior to joining the LNC family, she taught in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for 16 years and served as the Director of Camp Invention at Torrence Creek and Grand Oak Elementary. Melanie holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia State University and a Master's degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. As the assistant principal, Melanie directs the mentor/mentee program for new staff at the elementary school, directs the summer reading camp for elementary students and collaborates in developing and implementing school policies, programs, curriculum and budgets. She is committed to building positive relationships with all stakeholders and instilling a love of learning, leading and serving in children. Melanie lives in Concord with her husband, Bryan, and daughter, Makenna, who is a freshman at Lake Norman Charter School this year.  Melanie’s son is a recent graduate and is pursuing a career in landscaping.

Email: MLatza@lncharter.org