Stephanie Dischiavi, Principal

Principal Dischiavi


I am Mrs. Stephanie Dischiavi, the Principal at Southwest Primary School.I am originally from Canton, Ohio - home of the Football Hall of Fame.  I am currently serving my 20th year in Hickory Public Schools where I began as a first grade teacher at Oakwood Elementary.  After five years in the classroom, I returned to graduate school at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I earned a Master's of School Administration in 2004.  I then served one year as Assistant Principal and 8 years as Principal at Jenkins Elementary.

After five exciting years as principal of Northview Middle School, I look forward to working with Southwest Primary students, staff, and community. Returning to my elementary roots, I am eager to join a team determined for excellence in serving young learners.  I believe in working alongside parents and teachers to maximize the academic, social, and emotional potential of each child while fostering confidence and pride throughout all learning experiences and accomplishments.  

In my spared time I enjoy gardening, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

Every child is a story yet to be told. - Sesame Street