Maria B. Petrea was named executive director of the East Zone. She has been principal at Collinswood Language Academy since 1997, and has worked as a teacher, evaluator, assistant principal and principal for CMS since 1976. She began her educational career in Lenoir as a special education teacher. She holds bachelor’s, master’s and educational specialist degrees from Appalachian State University in Boone.
Carolyn E. Rodd was named principal at the school of Business/Finance at Garinger High. She began her career at CMS in 1999 as a bilingual family advocate at Merry Oaks Elementary, and has worked as a social worker, principal intern and McKinney-Vento specialist in CMS. Before joining the district, she was a social worker and case manager for the Salvation Army Women and Children’s Emergency Shelter in Charlotte. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.
Robert G. Folk was named principal of Alexander Graham Middle. He has been principal at Coulwood Middle since 2006. He began his career with CMS as a teacher at Providence High in 1990 and has worked as a site coordinator and community relations director for Communities In Schools, and as a facilitator, assistant principal and principal intern for CMS. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Regina J. Boyd was named interim principal at Winterfield Elementary School. She began her career as a teacher at Collinswood Language Academy in 1994, and has also worked as an English as a Second Language specialist, a resource teacher and a literacy facilitator. She is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and holds a master’s degree in education/reading, language and literacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.