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Principal's Message

There's a LEADER in us all!  

Welcome back to the 2022-23 school year Norwood students and families! I am Mandy Efird and am proud to begin my 4th year as the principal at Norwood School.  I am a Stanly County native, and this will be my 20th year in education.  


A new school year is always an exciting time with lots of anticipation and excitement.  I am so excited to start another school year at Norwood Elementary and to see many of our students back in our building.  I look forward to seeing our returning students as well as meeting new faces of students who will be joining us at Norwood this year. We want to ensure that our students are safe, loved, and respected and that they receive a quality education everyday. It is our goal at Norwood that every student reaches his or her full potential. We will continue to provide engaging, exciting and student centered instruction as we focus on growing and being our best. I love seeing the excitement on our students faces when they realize how much they have learned. We want our students to recognize that they are a leader. As a staff, we want to help our students face the challenges and realize their potential.   


The partnership between the school and our families to help each student reach his/her full potential is crucial.  We look forward to working together to make this the best school year!  This year will be another opportunity for us to continue to grow, learn, and thrive at Norwood School! As we work together to help our students be their best, we will work to find the leader in us all!!