Media Room
Management Team

​​​​​​​​​​​​The CMS management team is comprised of executive staff,  learning community superintendents and other CMS leaders. To contact a member of the management team, click on the appropriate contact link and complete the form, including your name, address, phone number, email address, e​​tc.

Dr. Clayton M. Wilcox

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Tracy Russ
Chief Communications Officer

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Sheila W. Shirley
Chief Financial Officer

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Carol Stamper
Chief Operating Officer

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Brian F. Schultz
Chief Academic Officer

Frank D. Barnes
Associate Superintendent for Accountability

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Derek Root
Chief Technology Officer

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Kathy Elling
Associate Superintendent of School Performance
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Earnest Winston
Chief Community Relations and Engagement/Ombudsman Officer

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LaTarzja Henry
Executive Director for Community Partnerships and Parent Engagement

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Talla Rittenhouse
Executive Director, Strategy Management

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 Sonja Gantt
Executive Director,
​CMS Public Schools Foundation


Akeshia Craven-Howell
Assistant Superintendent for School Assignment, CTE and Magnet Programs

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Charlotte Nadja Trez
Executive Director,
English Language Learner Services

Valerie Truesdale
Associate Superintendent for Personalization and School Partnerships

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George Battle, III
General Counsel

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CMS Learning Community Superintenden​ts


Nancy Brightwell
East Learning Community Superintendent

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Dr. Matthew Hayes
North Learning Community Superintendent

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Kondra Rattley
Beacon Learning Community Superintendent

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Avery Mitchell
South Learning Community Superintendent

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John Wall
L.E.A.D. Learning Community Superintendent   

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Tara Lynn Sullivan
Central Learning Community 

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Stephen Esposito
Northeast Learning Community Superintendent

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Denise Watts
Project L.I.F.T Superintendent

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Curtis Carroll
West Learning Community Superintendent