For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2019

Andria Quintero Named Charlotte Latin School's Next Lower School Assistant Head

Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte Latin School has named Andria Quintero the next Assistant Head of Lower School. Quintero was previously at The Caedmon School in New York, NY, a Montessori preschool and Montessori-inspired elementary school to grade five, where she was most recently the Director of Student Learning and Support. At The Caedmon School she also held the positions of Director of Elementary, Interim Deputy Head of School and Learning Specialist Coordinator. Prior to The Caedmon School, she taught first and second grade at Saint David's School in New York City.

Mark Tayloe, Charlotte Latin's Head of Lower School, said of Quintero's appointment:

"Andria brings a wealth of experience in school leadership, including personnel management, curriculum development and instructional practices. She is highly relational and connected with everyone she encountered during her visit with us. In addition, she brings energy, joy and a great sense of humor. We are very fortunate to have someone of Andria's caliber join our Lower School."

Quintero's teaching and administrative experience includes creating and providing rigorous, differentiated curriculum using innovative methods of instruction, collaboration with a diverse team of educators to continuously create, implement and refine core curriculum, and designing and implementing guided reading and literacy lessons for first and second grades. She has served as a primary member of senior administrative teams responsible for hiring, managing, coaching and overseeing the development of teachers and students. Quintero's work also includes researching and exploring current educational trends including equity and justice issues, project-based learning, service learning and STEAM.

About her career in Education, Quintero said,

"...becoming an educator was a profound and defining moment in my life path. From my early work as a social worker, I had genuine concern for the well-being and intellectual progression of children. The shift to education came naturally. Once I stepped into a classroom, I knew in my heart this was the best place as a career for me to land."

Quintero holds an M.S. in Literacy Education (Language and Literacy Education Birth-6) from Fordham University, New York, NY, and an M.S. in Elementary Education (Curriculum and Teaching Grades 1-6), also from Fordham University. She received a B.S. in Sociology from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, and is a New York State Certified Teacher for grades 1-6 and a New York State Certified Teacher for Literacy for birth-grade 6.

Quintero commented about her appointment, "I know that the joy, wonder and curiosity that I have for education will be embraced and nurtured at Charlotte Latin."


About Charlotte Latin School

Founded in 1970, Charlotte Latin School is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory, day school serving approximately 1,400 students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. Charlotte Latin does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, employment practices or other school-administered programs. For more information, contact Susan Carpenter at 704.846.7252 or or visit

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