Dear Ballantyne Elementary School Community,
I am honored to have been selected as the new principal of Ballantyne Elementary. Ballantyne Elementary has an outstanding reputation of hard work and excellence. I am excited to now be a member of the Ballantyne Bear Team.
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am originally from Canton, North Carolina. I have been in Charlotte since 1999. My family built a house about a year ago and currently live in Fort Mill, SC. I've been married to my husband, Dean, for 11 years. We have a five year old boy named Tanner who will be starting Kindergarten and a nine year old girl named Haley who will be starting the fourth grade this year. In my spare time between work and being a mommy, I enjoy reading, running, and being on the lake. I am also a baseball and softball parent and enjoying attending games and cheering for my kids.
I have always loved school. I have been an educator in CMS for over 18 years. I actually started teaching in CMS before I even graduated from college. I have had many amazing opportunities in the district that have helped me grow into the learning and instructional leader I am today.
I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University with a K-12 Reading Certification. I also received my National Board Certification in Literacy. I have been a fourth grade and a sixth grade teacher. I have been a literacy and an academic facilitator. I love to continue to learn and grow as an educator so I applied and was accepted into the Leaders for Tomorrow program through Winthrop University earning my degree in Educational Leadership. This led me to be an Assistant Principal for 5 years. I am so excited now to begin the next chapter of my career as the Principal of Ballantyne Elementary School. This is truly a dream come true.
Since the day I was named Principal of Ballantyne Elementary School, everyone from parents, to teachers, to students have been so welcoming. Excitement is in the air! I truly believe by working together as a team, Ballantyne will continue to be one of the best schools in CMS.
I am proud and honored to be serving Ballantyne Elementary School Community and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. I am proud to be a Bear!
Ballantyne Elementary School Entry Plan-Summer Rogers