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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: West Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 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.


Mr. Wray

Assistant Principal

Bio coming soon.


Mrs. Giblin

Dean of Students

Ms Giblin is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a huge Steelers fan.  She received her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.   She taught middle school mathematics for 6 years.  This is her fourth year with the Berryhill family.

Ms Giblin just completed her masters degree a year ago in Administration and Supervision in Education from the University of Phoenix.  This is her first year as Dean of Students at Berryhill.

Ms Giblin got married in 2011 to her husband Gregg and has two little girls.  Her daughters are Vayda, who is four, and Kalissa, who is two.


Ms. Commerford

Literacy Facilitator






Mrs. Commerford has been at Berryhill for 14 years, 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 16 years, 3 years at Amay James Montessori and this is her 13th year at Berryhill School.  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 employed for four years at Berryhill first as an ESL teacher assistant and now as an Exceptional Children assistant.  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

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