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, etc.





Ann B. Clark

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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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Contact Kathryn Block 

Sheila W. Shirley
Chief Financial Officer

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 Chief Finance Officer Sheila Shirley


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Carol Stamper
Chief Operating Officer

Contact Carol Stamper​




Avery Mitchell
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Dawn Robinson
Chief School Performance Officer

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Brian F. Schultz
Chief Academic Officer

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Frank D. Barnes
Chief Accountability Officer

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Contact Frank Barnes





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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Kondra Rattley
East Learning Community Superintendent

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Dr. Matthew Hayes
North LearningCommunity 

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John Wall
Northeast Learning Community Superintendent (Vance)   

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Tara Lynn Sullivan
Central Learning Community 

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Charity E. Bell
Northeast Learning Community Superintendent

Charity Bell’s bio
Contact Charity Bell





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)

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

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Kathy Elling
South Learning Community Superintendent

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Contact Kathy Elling




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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Contact LaTarzja Henry







Akeshia Craven-Howell
Assistant Superintendent of the
Office of School Options, Innovation and Design

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Scott McCully
Executive Director of Student Placement

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Contact Scott McCully






Talla Rittenhouse
Executive Director, Strategy Management

Contact Talla Rittenhouse