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Quick Facts About Falkener

  • Falkener is the Home of the Dolphins 

    School: IB - Primary Years Programme Magnet School 
    Grades: Pre-K - 5 
    School Mascot: Dolphin
    Colors: Blue and White
    Number of Students:625
    Number of Teachers: 43
    (30 classroom teachers and 13 resource teachers and specialists)

    About Falkener

    Waldo C. Falkener IB World School was built in 2000 and was authorized as an IB school in May of 2007.

    Waldo C. Falkener History

    Waldo C. Falkener served on the Greensboro City Council from 1959 until 1963. While on the council, he pursued better roads, public utilities, recreational facilities, and more public employment.


    PrincipalDr Angela Draper
    Hours of Operation: 
    Office Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    School Hours: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Elementary Learning Area 3

  • There are seven elementary learning areas, each with a designated School Support Officer (SSO). Families are encouraged to address questions or concerns first with their child's teacher(s), then the school principal, before reaching out to the SSO. Falkener is part of Elementary Learning Area 3.

    Elementary Area 3 

    2500 Lee's Chapel Rd.
    Greensboro, NC 27405

    SSO:  Chris Tolliver

    As School Support Officer, Christopher Tolliver oversees nine schools and their administrators and ensures accountability for academic expectations. He works with school leaders to design and implement short- and long-term goals for school improvement and overall performance. 

    Tolliver joined GCS as a teacher in 2005. Tolliver served as principal for Eastern Guilford Middle School from 2014 to 2017. During his time at Eastern Guilford Middle, Tolliver led the school to increases in all state End of Grade and End of Course tested areas, an increase in the school letter grade from a D to a C, exceeded expected growth as a school based on the NC EVAAS measure, and brought the school off the state-identified low-performing list. Prior to his appointment as principal, Tolliver served as an assistant principal at James B. Dudley High School and a teacher at Johnson Street Global Studies, where he was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 2008. Tolliver received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, and a master's degree in School Leadership from High Point University. He has a son and a daughter who both attend GCS schools. Tolliver can be reached at 336-375-2621 or at Tollivc2@gcsnc.com.