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Celebration of life took place Tuesday for CMS principal

Dr. Eric Ward died last Wednesday after spending nearly 24 years with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 7:36 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The late principal of Harding University High School in Charlotte was remembered Tuesday.

Dr. Eric Ward died last Wednesday after spending nearly 24 years with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The 46-year-old began his career as a math teacher before moving up to assistant principal and principal of multiple schools.

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District leaders said Ward will be remembered not just for being a talented educator, but for his humor and leadership.

“He came in and changed the face of the school, the dynamics of the school,” said co-worker O’Bryan Williams.

The public viewing is planned at Forest Hill Church, located at 7224 Park Road in Charlotte, from 11:06 a.m. to 1:06 p.m. on Sept. 28.

A celebration of life will take place at 2:06 p.m.

The significance of these times being the sixth minute past each hour is because Dr. Ward was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated - founded in 1906.

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