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CMS announces appointments at May 24 Board of Education meeting

Three principal appointments were announced at tonight's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education meeting.

Dr. Kristen Lanier was named principal at J.M. Alexander Middle. Lanier has been assistant principal at Turning Point Academy since 2015 and at the former Vance High, now Julius L. Chambers High, from 2013-2015. She also was a teacher at Myers Park High from 1997-2013. Dr. Lanier earned a bachelor's degree in textile and apparel management from N.C. State University, Raleigh, and a master's degree in school administration from UNC Charlotte. She also earned a doctoral degree in education from Gardner-Webb Michael Jerrell.2.jpgUniversity, Boiling Springs.

Michael Jerrell was named principal at McClintock Middle. Jerrell has been principal at Bain Elementary since 2018 and was assistant principal at Beverly Woods Elementary from 2017-2018. He also was district elementary math coach for Rock Hill Schools District 3 from 2015-2017, math facilitator at Druid Hills Academy from 2014-2015, resident principal at Westerly Hills Academy from 2013-2014 and a teacher for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools from 2008-2013. Jerrell earned a bachelor's degree in family, youth and community sciences from the University of Florida, Kim King.2.jpgGainesville, Fla., and a master's degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.

Kim King was named principal at Berewick Elementary. King has been principal at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual Elementary since 2021 and was director of Virtual Learning and Media Services from 2018-2021. She was assistant principal at Montclaire Elementary from 2013-2018 and an academic facilitator, data coach and technology facilitator from 2010-2013 and administrative intern from 2009-2010 at Pinewood Elementary. She also was a teacher at Forest View Elementary for Durham Public Schools from 2005-2009. King earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Duke University, Durham, and a master's degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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