Constance Gwendolen Pritchard * (b. 1995) attended Charmbridge Academy from 2007 to 2014. She is an Ozarker, and is the twin sister of Forbearance Pritchard; the pair are also the younger sisters of Noah and Burton Pritchard, as well as another older brother and two older sisters, and are the older sisters of Innocence, Whimsy, and Done Pritchard.
She and her sister acquired wands in 2004 due to the fact that the American Wizarding Confederation law prohibiting minors from owning wands before passing their 12th-grade S.P.A.W.N. does not apply to the individual Territory when they live. Constance inherited her wand, which is over a century old, from her great-great-grandmother, who had died in 1978, and who was a wandsmith (or "a cutter and a crafter") of extraordinary talent who passed her ability on to her daughter, the Pritchard's great-grandmother.
She rode the Charmbridge Academy Bus to the Goblin Market in Chicago toward the end of the summer in 2007 with her sister, and met her fellow sixth-graders Angelique Devereaux, Alexandra Quick, Darla Dearborn, and David Washington; she wore a colorfully stitched dress and a bonnet. She explained that Ozarkers are usually home-schooled in magic, and that she and her sisters are the first in their family to attend a formal school; they were scolded by Benjamin Rash on the bus for mentioning that they could wish hexes. She and her sister accompanied her classmates to Hoargrim's Wands and Alchemical Supplies, and when Dearborn was matched to a hawthorn/chimaera hair wand, Constance mentioned that such a wand could be good for Dark magic.
At Boxley's Books, she and her sister purchased used textbooks, some of which were particularly battered; at Grundy's, they bought hardly anything but the essentials from their school shopping list, and mentioned to Quick that they make their own shirts at home. She accompanied her sister and Chu to the Wizard School Supplies, after which the three met up with Quick and Washington in the cafeteria. While they ate lunches that they had brought, Rash approached them and ordered them to sit with him and his Ozarker clique, but was defended by Quick. When a fight broke out between Quick, Washington, Rash and his brother Mordecai, Constance and her sister hunched down with their hands over their heads. Later, she accompanied her classmates to The Familiar Corner, though she and Forbearance already had barn owls at home. She also explained to Quick that Rash was not their friend, but only Kindred because he is an Ozarker, and insisted that most Ozarkers don't use the word "mudblood."