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10501 Windy Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Courier #: 319
P: 980-343-6100  |  F: 980-343-6146 
Principal: Cara Heath
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: K-8
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Ms. Heath








This is Ms. Heath's fourteenth year at Berryhill. The 2014-2015 year marks her first as Principal of Berryhill. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her graduate degree in supervision from UNC-Charlotte. She recently received her principal certification from Winthrop University.

In addition to working at Berryhill, she was also a teacher at Irwin Avenue Open School. Ms. Heath enjoys running, swimming and biking.


Ms. Reid

Assistant Principal


Ms. Clements

Dean of Students


Ms Clements has been at Berryhill since 2008. She started as a first grade teacher and then served as a literacy facilitator before becmoing the Dean of Students. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Wofford College and her Masters of Teaching from the College of Charleston. She earned her degree in Administration and Supervision in Education from Winthrop. 

Ms. Clements is marreid with one child and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and cooking.


Ms. Commerford

Literacy Facilitator






Mrs. Commerford has been at Berryhill since 2000, first as a teacher and now as our Academic Facilitator. Before coming to Berryhill, Mrs. Commerford was a teacher at Irwin Avenue Open School. She received her Undergraduate degree from Elon University and her Graduate degree from UNC-Charlotte. In addition, she received her National Board Certification in 2001.

Mrs. Commerford lives with her husband, Jeff and her daughters Sophia and Sadie, as well as her dogs Otis and Daisy. In her spare time, Mrs. Commerford enjoys running, reading, gardening and shopping. 


Ms. Beene

Senior Administrative Secretary


Ms. Beene’ has been employed with CMS for many years. She served at Amy James Montessori for 3 years and has been at Berryhill School since.  Ms. Beene’ is originally from Chicago, IL where she was born and raised. She is a single mother of 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Her oldest, Pamela is a CMA and resides in Hattiesburg, MS with her husband and children.  Her oldest son Jammie is a graduate of Northwest School of the Arts.  Her youngest son, Jeffrey is a graduate of Mallard Creek High School and is now attending Gardner-Webb University on a Football scholarship.

Ms. Beene’ was employed with Pandick, Inc., (a financial printing company) and Bank of America (formerly NationsBank) before joining CMS in 1998.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching westerns, old movies, going to the theaters, shopping, reading, and spending time with her family.


Ms. Gonzalez


Mrs. Gonzalez has been at Berryhill since 2007. She served first as an ESL teacher assistant, then as an Exceptional Children assistant, and now as a secretary.  She is originally from the Dominican Republic and has an Associate's Degree in Travel and Tourism.

Mrs. Gonzalez lives with her husband and her two sons.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, and shopping.

Ms. Shaw


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