Quick Facts About Falkener
Falkener is the Home of the DolphinsSchool: IB - Primary Years Programme Magnet School
Grades: Pre-K - 5
School Mascot: DolphinColors: Blue and White
Number of Students:625
Number of Teachers: 43
(30 classroom teachers and 13 resource teachers and specialists)
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.Principal: Dr Angela DraperHours 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.