Carmen Concepcion has served as principal of Oaklawn Language Academy in Charlotte since 2011. Oaklawn has been the highest performing Title I school in the district for three consecutive years winning state recognition. Carmen coaches principals for her district through the Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative and recently completed National Mentor Certification through NAESP. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education, M.S. in Educational Computing and Technology, and Certification in Educational Leadership from Barry University.