Who sets the teacher pay scale? The NC General Assembly establishes the state budget that defines teacher pay scales. These pay scales are the same across the state. Here’s a sample pay scale for certified teachers: https://www.dpi.nc.gov/media/13603/download?attachment Teachers get their state rate – plus, if the county funds it, a little extra. This extra pay […]
I’ve decided to run for re-election to the school board and I ask for your support. My election to the School Board in 2017 seems like a lifetime ago. In those pre-Covid days, I successfully championed the establishment of Community Equity Committee. This group of community stakeholders’ review CMS processes, practices, and facilities with an eye toward improving equity in […]
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is receiving federal money for COVID-related needs. So far these funds supported remote learning with one-to-one ChromeBooks and iPads, curriculum, and hotspots for student internet access. Funds have also provided PPE and upgraded HVAC systems to keep our students and staff safe in our school buildings. In addition, these funds allow us to […]
As the pandemic winds down (we hope), CMS is very aware that some students are struggling to get back on grade-level. National research tells us that teachers should go ahead and present the current grade-level material — then give extra support, as needed, to help students grasp it. So that’s the CMS strategy this school-year. […]
The video highlights my comments to the CMS Board of Education on February 9, 2021. Covid-19 has exposed and amplified the systemic inequities in all aspects of our society, from housing to healthcare to education. I remain committed to addressing the educational needs of all CMS students.
January 23, 2020Reception 6 pm Conversation 6:30 – 8:00 pm Charlotte East Language Academy 6108 Wilora Lake Road Please join us!
Last night the CMS Board of Education approved a revised Equity Policy. The Policy identifies six areas of action related to equity. Staff will provide school level data related to each area, and based on that data recommend actions to make our schools equitable. The Policy also establishes a Community Equity Committee: …as a partner […]
One of my goals as a CMS Board member was to strengthen CMS policy around equity. The Policy Committee just voted to send a revised Policy ADA Equity – 4.9.19 to the full Board for consideration. This policy will NOT automatically make our schools equitable, but it will allow us to track progress and use […]
CMS works to keep everyone safe with a variety of measures within the CMS Circle of Safety On November 16, 2018 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) announced that additional measures would be taken to help keep students and staff safe in schools. Safety screenings have been added to these measures as a deterrent and precautionary step. CMS […]
Career & Technical Education helps prepare students who want to embark on a career trajectory while still in high school. Students can choose from 19 pathways, each with four to six sequenced courses. Some pathways can result in industry certifications while still in high school. Others provide early credit toward a post-secondary degree. All of […]