Media room directory l Key contacts CMS Communications scope of work l CMS Communications tactics
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is a nationally recognized, county-wide school district. Serving more than 147,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12, 18,000 CMS employees guide all students to become globally competitive. Together, educators, staff and students have earned CMS widespread acclaim as one of America’s best school districts.
Through the CMS media room, you are able to access:
Chief Communications Officer600 East Fourth StreetCharlotte, N.C. 28202Phone: 980-344-0009Courier Number: 836Email: kathrynd.block
Executive Director of Communications600 East Fourth StreetCharlotte, N.C. 28202Phone: 980-343-0954Courier Number: 836Email: renee.mccoy
Media Relations Specialist600 East Fourth StreetCharlotte, N.C. 28202Phone: 980-343-0761Courier Number: 836Email: yaviria.escalera
Media Relations Specialist600 East Fourth StreetCharlotte, N.C. 28202Phone: 980-343-1081Courier Number: 836Email: vickil.grooms
Media Relations Specialist600 East Fourth StreetCharlotte, N.C. 28202Phone: 980-344-7524Courier Number: 836Email: brian1.hacker
The communications team is responsible for maintaining effective communications within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. It also serves parents and other members of the community and the news media by delivering clear, timely and accurate information about CMS. We communicate the objectives and accomplishments of CMS so that the public effectively understands district functions and goals.
The communications staff encourages and coordinates news coverage with media, arranges staff interviews and provides responses to requests for information to promote full public understanding of CMS issues, policies and accomplishments.
As a department, we:
In order to provide timely information both internally and externally, CMS communicates using the following tactics:
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