CMS announces two appointments

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved two new appointments at its Jan. 8 meeting.

Kondra Rattley was named associate superintendent of high school equity. She has been the Southeast Learning Community superintendent from 2018 to now. Rattley was the executive director of the East Learning Community from 2013 to 2018, principal at Garinger High from 2011 to 2013 and principal for International Studies at Garinger High from 2008 to 2011. She was also assistant principal at Mallard Creek High from 2006 to 2008 and at Independence High from 2005 to 2006, and counselor at Independence High from 2003 to 2005 and at Wilson Middle from 2001 to 2003. In the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools she was a counselor at Petree Elementary from 1999 to 2001 and a teacher at Hanes Middle from 1997 to 1999. Rattley began her career in education as a teacher at Olympic High from 1996 to 1997. She has a bachelor's degree in biology and secondary education and master's degree in school counseling from Appalachian State University and a master's degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University.

Leisa Christian was named principal at Northeast Middle. She has been assistant principal at Vance High from 2015 to now. Christian also was assistant principal at Hopewell High from 2014 to 2015, dean of students at Bradley Middle from 2013 to 2014 and principal intern at North Mecklenburg High in 2013. She was an instructional coach from 2012 to 2013, athletic director from 2009 to 2012 and teacher from 1998 to 2012 at Bradley Middle. Christian has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from West Virginia University and a master's degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University.

The district is now searching for a new Southeast Learning Community superintendent.