Dr. Matthew G. Hayes has led large and small high schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, as well as gained additional administrative experience at the district level. He is also a graduate of West Charlotte High School. All of it has helped prepare for the role of superintendent in the North Learning Community.
“One of the proudest moments of my career was helping make the School of International Studies and Global Economics at Olympics a place where students, parents and the staff embraced the challenge of building a small high school with big expectations for students,” Dr. Hayes says. “My role there exceeded all of my expectations – it allowed me to make a tremendous difference in the lives of high school students and also to learn all aspects of school administration.”
Before accepting the learning community superintendent position in the summer of 2014, Dr. Hayes served as principal of North Mecklenburg High. From 2006-2010, he was principal of the School of International Studies and Global Economics at Olympic, one of the Olympic community of small schools. He was assistant principal at Quail Hollow Middle from 2002 to 2006.
Dr. Hayes began his educational career as a sixth-grade teacher at Carmel Middle. A native of Charlotte, Dr. Hayes holds bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and elementary education and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University.
He is married with two children and his wife is a principal in CMS.
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