Student Discipline and Behavior Support
SDBS Department News and Recognition

2020-2021 SDBS News/Recognition

Excellence in Action

Congratulations to Mrs. Latasha Smith, one of our Restorative Practices Facilitators, for being featured in Amplify RJ for Black History Month. She is being honored for her work in making history for her contribution to restorative justice. Mrs. Smith joined Amplify RJ initially to enhance her skill set as a Restorative Practice Facilitator for the district and is now a facilitator for Amplify RJ as well. We celebrate the hard work of Mrs. Smith and are so proud of this noble accomplishment.



Congratulations to Mr. Derek Wilson, our Short-Term Suspension Center's Teacher Assistant at the Naomi Drenan Center. He has been offered and will accept a full-time teaching position as an EC General Education teacher.  He has done an excellent job as a teacher assistant and has recently finished his teaching license at UNC Charlotte. Undoubtedly, Mr. Wilson will do well as a teacher and continue to excel in instructing students. While we are sadened to lose him, we are all rejoicing that he has the opportunity to further his career as a full-time teacher.  We all believe, without any reservation, that he will go forth and do exceptionally well.



SDBS' Director, Reginald Coles, presenting at the Mecklenburg County Board of Education Meeting. Mr. Coles presented his report on Student Wellness in collaboration with Dr. Cotrane Penn. You made us proud, Mr. Coles!


Our own Robin Green, Community Administrator for Center City 1 Learning Community, was awarded the “Excellence in Leadership” Award by the Black Alumni Chapter of UNC Charlotte. 
 Congratulations to Robin!

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We are grateful to have Mr. Wilson as a Teacher Assistant on our STSS team.  Mr. Wilson is a native Charlottean and a graduate of Olympic High School.  He is currently working on receiving his degree and teaching license in special education.  He is an excellent testament to perseverance for all of us.  He is also a great example of wanting to give back to students.  Recently, CMS EC Department representatives came out to the Naomi Drenan Suspension Center to hear his story and see him work.  Mr. WIlson is an awesome individual, and we are lucky to have him on our staff.

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The 2019-20 Short-Term Suspension Center teams!!
It was an EPIC year!!
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STSS Team Vision Statement:

All students will develop the necessary skills to be successful in life.

STSS Team Mission Statement:

The CMS short-term out-of-school suspension centers are dedicated to students' intellectual, personal, social, and physical growth. Our teaching practices are both reflective and responsive to the needs of our students. Through diversified experiences, the students we serve achieve readiness to return to their home school and succeed in a safe and caring environment.

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