Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership

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CMS believes that comprehensive, aligned, and continuous professional development is essential to school improvement and student achievement. CMS provides organizational professional learning and development services to promote a variety of professional growth opportunities to build the knowledge and skills of all staff, ensuring that they have a strong support system throughout their careers and have opportunities for leadership and growth. When all employees are an active part of the CMS learning community, positive change results in organizational effectiveness, and student success.

Professional learning and development of CMS employees is a system-wide collaborative effort. The main departments charged with this work include; Office of Beginning Teacher Support & Development (BTS&D), Academics, and CMS Department of Ed. Leadership.

The Beginning Teacher Development & Support team is dedicated to supporting the unique needs of teachers in their first three years of experience and their mentors. Our goal is to ensure we assist in retaining talent in the teaching profession and provide teachers with the tools necessary, including mentors, to achieve proficiency or above ratings on the standards measured on the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Rubric.

The Academics division is responsible for direct to teacher professional learning across multiple departments. These include; Learning and Teaching, English Learners, Exceptional Children, Multi-tiered Systems of Support, Magnet programs, Career and Technical Education, and National Board Certification.

The CMS Department of Ed. Leadership creates, aligns, and facilitates professional learning for school leaders and central office leaders, in order to advance the capabilities of school and district leadership.

Resources and additional information on professional learning opportunities can be accessed via each department's Intranet page, Canvas within the Professional Learning folder, or within MyTalent.

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