Dawn L. Walker


Interim Principal, Thornton Fractional Center for Alternative Learning

Dawn L. Walker is the CAL’s newly appointed Interim Principal.  She has been an educator over eighteen years, with fifteen years of service in School District 215.  She has worked at TF Center for Alternative Learning-Assistant Principal, TF Center for Academics and Technology-School Counselor, TF South-Manufacturing and Construction Teacher, Graves Junior High School-Industrial Technology Teacher, Summit, IL, South Rowan High School-Manufacturing Technology Teacher, Salisbury, NC, and Guilford Technical Community College-Assistant to the Dean of Students, Greensboro, NC.

Dawn decided to go into education because she enjoys working with teenagers and helping them to determine their potential.  A strong advocate for education, she guides her students in understanding their purpose and potential for success.

Before she became a teacher, she worked as an Industrial Engineer for Douglas Press, Inc. and SK Hand Tools Corporation, Chicago, IL. 

Dawn has served on numerous committees, served as sponsor for the Cultural Diversity Club-TF South, chaired the Gates Scholarship Committee-TF District 215 and served on the Leadership Team-TF Center.

Dawn received a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Manufacturing Technology, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Concordia University, Chicago and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Purdue University Northwest.