School Board approves personnel appointments

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved 13 personnel appointments, including 11 principal positions, at its June 22 meeting.

Paul B. Barnhardt was named principal of Montclaire Elementary School, where he is currently the assistant principal. Barnhardt was previously a teacher in Clarksdale, Miss., as well as recruitment director for Teach for America in Houston. He began his career with CMS in 2009 as resident principal of Sterling Elementary.

Joshua David Bishop was named principal of Cochrane Middle School. He is currently interim principal at Cochrane. He began his career with CMS in 2005 as assistant principal of Northwest School of the Arts. He has also served as assistant principal of Mallard Creek High School and Cochrane Middle.

Curtis A. Carroll was named principal of Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. He is currently the area superintendent of the Achievement Zone Learning Community. Carroll began his career in education as community school director/special needs coordinator at Flint Northern High School in Flint, Mich. He served as a teacher and assistant principal at a number of schools in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan before coming to CMS in 1993, where he was named assistant principal of Randolph Middle School. Carroll was also assistant principal of McClintock Middle and West Mecklenburg High schools before he was named principal of McClintock. He was also principal of Harding University High from 1999-2006 before moving to Florida. Carroll came back to CMS in 2007 to lead the Achievement Zone.

Tisha Greene was named principal of Hidden Valley Elementary School. She is currently interim principal of First Ward Elementary. She began her career with CMS in 2001 as an English teacher at E.E. Waddell High. She has also served as a resource teacher and executive coordinator in the district’s Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Arlene Harris was named principal of Billingsville Elementary School. She is currently resident principal of Ashley Park Elementary. Harris has also been a teacher at Olde Providence Elementary, a literacy facilitator at Eastover Elementary, and an academic facilitator at Community House Middle School.
John M. LeGrand was named principal of Bain Elementary, where he is currently the assistant/interim principal. He began his career in education as a teacher in South Carolina, then came to CMS in 2003 as a teacher at Mint Hill Middle School. He has also been an assistant principal at Alexander Middle and Independence High schools.
Janette L. McIver was named principal of Bishop Spaugh Community Academy, where she is currently assistant principal. She began her career with CMS in 1998 as a teacher atNortheast Middle School. She has also been a teacher, academic facilitator and principal intern/assistant principal at Mint Hill Middle.
Danielle M. Miller was named principal of Elizabeth Lane Elementary School. Miller is currently assistant principal of Smithfield Elementary. She has also served as a principal intern, math facilitator and teacher at Hawk Ridge Elementary, and started her career with CMS in 1999 as a teacher at Derita Elementary School.
Laura Rosenbach will be the new principal of Bradley Middle School. She is currently an assistant principal at Mallard Creek High. Rosenbach began working for CMS in 1999 as a teacher at Vance High School, where she was also an assistant principal.
Rashada Simmons-Tedder was named principal of the Leadership and Public Service School at Garinger High. She is currently the New Leaders for New Schools Resident Principal at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. Simmons-Tedder has been a teacher at Northwest School of the Arts and West Charlotte High School. She has also taught inMaryland and Florida.
Anne Elizabeth Thompson will be the new principal of Whitewater Academy. She began her career with CMS in 1996 as a Latin teacher at Alexander Graham Middle School, where she was also an academic facilitator and, currently, dean of students.
The Board also appointed Yvette C. Smith director of Secondary Education – Title I. Smith is currently an instructional support consultant with the U.S. Department of Education. She was formerly an education consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Smith has also been a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Goldsboro and Durham.
Sharmel Denise Watts was appointed area superintendent for the Central-Secondary Zone. Watts is currently principal of Bishop Spaugh Community Academy. She began her career in education as a teacher in Winston-Salem, then came to CMS as a teacher at Alexander Graham Middle School. She has also served as a principal intern at McClintock Middle and assistant principal and principal at Mint Hill Middle.

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