Media Room
Management Team 

The CMS management team is comprised of executive staff and learning community superintendents. 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, etc.

 

 

Dr. Heath Morrison

Superintendent

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Contact Dr. Morrison

 

 

Ann B. Clark

Deputy Superintendent

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Contact Ann Clark

 

 

Earnest Winston

Chief of Staff

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Contact Earnest

 

 

 

Kathryn Block

Chief Communications Officer

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Chief Finance Officer Sheila Shirley

 

 

Sheila W. Shirley

Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Terri Cockerham

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Kelly Gwaltney

Chief School Performance Officer

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Contact Kelly Gwaltney  

 

 

Brian F. Schultz

Chief Academic Officer

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Frank D. Barnes

Chief Accountability Officer

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Dr. Valerie Truesdale

Chief of Technology, Personalization and Engagement

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Contact Valerie Truesdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Battle, III

General Counsel

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Tonya Kales 

East Learning Community Superintendent

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Dr. Matthew Hayes

North Learning Community Superintendent

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Nancy Brightwell

Northeast Learning Community Superintendent(Vance)          

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Katherine (Kit) Rea

Central Learning Community Superintendent

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Contact Kit Rea

 

 

 

 

Charity E. Bell

Northeast Learning Community Superintendent

 Charity Bell’s bio
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Denise Watts

Project L.I.F.T Learning Community Superintendent

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Contact Denise Watts

  

 

 

 

Paul Pratt

West Learning Community Superintendent (West Mecklenburg)

 Contact Paul Pratt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Carroll

West Learning Community Superintendent (Harding/ Phillip O. Berry)

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Contact Curtis Carroll

 

 

Dennis Queen

South Learning Community Superintendent

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Contact Dennis Queen  

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Smith

Assistant Superintendent for Exceptional Children

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LaTarzja Henry

Assistant Superintendent for Community Partnerships and Parent Engagement

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Akeshia Craven-Howell

Assistant Superintendent of the Office of School Options, Innovation and Design

 Contact Akeshia Craven-Howell

 

 

 

 

Scott McCully

Executive Director of Student Placement

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Valda Valbrun

Executive Director, Organizational Development

Contact Valda Valbrun

 

 

 

 

  

Jennifer Lupold Pearsall

Executive Director, English Language Learner Services

Contact Jennifer Luphold Pearsall

 

 

 

   

 

  

 

Talla Rittenhouse

 Executive Director, Strategy Management

Contact Talla Rittenhouse