Board of Education
Community Equity Committee
More than 350 people applied for a seat on this 40-member committee, which oversees equity in the district’s schools. In addition to the members chosen by ballot on Oct. 22, each of the nine Board members, as well as the student representative, also chose two people for the committee.

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The Charge of the Community Equity Committee

The CMS Board will convene a Community Equity Committee as a partner in dialogue regarding equity. Members of the Community Equity Committee will review and discuss CMS data and programs in order to monitor progress toward equity. Equity Committee members will represent members of parent, student, educational, faith, and community groups with the expectation that they will become both thought partners in, and community advocates for equity. The diverse nature of the group will provide staff with a sounding board for future initiatives.

Meeting Dates

The Equity Committee will meet regularly to review reports and monitor progress. Observations and recommendations based upon those discussions will be delivered to the Board.

Equity Committee Application

Individual ADAA Application.pdf

Committee Members

Board Appointed

Derrik Anderson 
Devonya Govan-Hunt 
Sherika Kemp 
Arun Nair 
Victor Armstrong 
Jason Terrell 
Kimberly Muhich 
Jason Colvin 
Gilbert Gilchrist 
Lucille Frierson 
Lionel Means 
Dee Rankin 
Justin Perry 
Zhenia Martinez 
John Murchison 
Kobi Brinson 
Sonia Gwyn 
Boe Clark 
Stella Smolowitz 
Jayden davis 

Board Elected

Margueritta Brown 
Bettie Butler 
Connie Cabbs 
Christina Corpening 
Frank Garcia 
Pamela Grundy 
Leslie Gutierrez 
Ian Joyce 
Chance Lewis 
LeDayne Polaski 
Richard Purcell 
Adam Rhew 
David Taylor 
Amelia Stinson-Wesley 
Yolanda Trotman 
Sharika Comfort 
Christopher Corcoran 
Kimberlee Cox-Benjamin 
Saronda Easter

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Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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