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Dr. Brian Patience

Dr. Patience began serving as principal at Porter Ridge Middle in 2015. He had been an assistant principal at Porter Ridge for several years before accepting the principalship. Prior to joining the Porter Ridge Community, he worked two years each as an assistant principal at Monroe and Weddington High.  Dr. Patience started his educational career as a math teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools before being selected as a North Carolina Principal Fellow and transitioning into school administration.  Dr. Patience was nominated for UCPS Assistant Principal of the Year three times in the past few years and received the award in 2014-2015.  Dr. Patience believes his primary responsibilities are keeping children safe and nurturing their academic, social, and behavioral growth.  Dr. Patience is married and his wife is a third-grade teacher in Charlotte.   When not working with the Porter Ridge community, he enjoys traveling with his wife, reading, and watching his favorite sports including hockey, baseball, and football.