Superintendent
The CMS management team is comprised of executive staff, learning community superintendents and other CMS leaders. To contact a member of the management team, click on the appropriate contact link and complete the form, including your name, address, phone number, email address, e​​tc.

Earnest Winston
Superintendent


Cabinet Members

Dr. Frank D. Barnes

Chief Equity Officer
 


Akeshia Craven-Howell

Associate Superintendent
Student Assignment and School Choice

Kathy Elling

Chief School Performance Officer
 


Northwest learning community superintendent

Dr. Matthew Hayes

Deputy Superintendent of Academics
 


LaTarzja Henry 

LaTarzja Henry

Chief of Staff
 

 

Brian Kingsley

Chief Academic Officer
 

Christine Pejot 

Christine Pejot

Chief Human Resources Officer
 

 

Derek Root

Chief Technology Officer

 

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Patrick Smith

Sssistant Superintendent for Communications
 

Sheila W. Shirley

Chief Financial Officer
 

Carol Stamper

Deputy Superintendent of Operations

 



Executive Staff and Learning Community Superintendents

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Dr. Raymond Barnes

Central 1 Learning Community Superintendent
 

Angie Bartles

Executive Director of Strategy Management
 


 

Michael Chilcutt

Assistant Superintendent of Fine Arts Education
 


Acquanetta S. Edmond

Acquanetta Edmond

Northwest Learning Community Superintendent
 


Dr. Stephen Esposito

Southwest Learning Community Superintendent
 


Laura Francisco

Assistant Superintendent of Operations Support Services
 

Sonja Gantt

Executive Director of CMS Public Schools Foundation
 

Lisa Mangum

Chief of CMS Police
 
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Vacant

Executive Director of Communications
 


Avery Mitchell

Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools
 

 

Dr. Cotrane Penn

Executive Director of Student Services
 

 

Kelly Price

Executive Director of Federal Programs
 

Dr. Kondra Rattley

Associate Superintendent of High Schools
 


Trish Sexton

Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools

 


Dr. Ann White

Associate Superintendent of Exceptional Children
 

Tara Lynn Sullivan

Central 2 Learning Community Superintendent
 

Charlotte Nadja Trez

Executive Director of Learning and Language Acquisition

 

John Wall

Northeast Learning Community Superintendent
 

Tangela Williams

Dr. Tangela Williams

Southeast Learning Community Superintendent
 


 

 


P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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