Phone: 704-289-1965


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education-Wingate University Master of Arts in Education-UNC Charlotte Masters of Arts in School Administration and Curriculum and Supervision--UNC Charlotte.

Mrs. Cheryl Lawrence - Principal

Hello, Porter Ridge Pirates! I am very honored to serve as your principal at Porter Ridge  Elementary! I have served in a variety of roles in education since 1993 including elementary classroom teacher, literacy facilitator, assistant principal, and principal. Prior to my assignment at Porter Ridge Elementary, I was principal at Waxhaw Elementary for four years and principal at East Elementary for two years.  My job as a school administrator  is very important to me, and I love being a part of the lives of my students, watching them grow and learn each and every day!
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Wingate University, a Master of Arts in Education from UNC-Charlotte, and a Masters of Arts in School Administration and Curriculum and Supervision from UNC-Charlotte. I truly consider myself to be a "lifetime learner" and I am so appreciative of the various educational opportunities I have had thus far in my life.
I reside in Wingate with my daughter and our two rescue dogs, Shae and Blue. My daughter is a junior at UNC-Charlotte and my middle son graduated from there in 2019! (Go 49ers!) My oldest son graduated from  NC State University—he is married and I have two adorable grand-dogs!   When I am not spending time with my family or learning new things to help my students and teachers at school, I love to read! You will never find me without a great book to read! I have also recently started kayaking, and I look forward to more adventures with this new hobby.  In addition, I spend time doing volunteer work and fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  This cause is very near and dear to my heart!
Our team at Porter Ridge is dedicated to helping our students be successful and driven to do their very best! Go Pirates! Let's show that Pirate Pride!!! ♥