Dear Greenway Park Community,
As the principal of Greenway Park Elementary School, I want to express what an honor and privilege it is to have the opportunity to serve such a remarkable school community. My goal each day is to work collaboratively with you, your student, and our staff to foster a strong sense of Panther Pride in order to increase students' academic achievement and social-emotional growth. By working together, I know we can demonstrate that Greenway Park is a school in which every child is challenged with a rigorous educational program and has the opportunity to grow as an individual.
We are enthralled to embark on new beginnings as we kickoff our Creative Arts and Sciences magnet program during the 2018-19 school year. We will offer all students K-5 programming in band, orchestra, music, visual arts, dance, and theatre arts. Additionally, we will explore all realms of science in our brand new science lab and makerspace, which was built in Summer 2018 along with our new dance studio. Students will engage in arts- and science-infused core curricula in our traditional classroom spaces led by what I consider the best teachers and support staff in CMS!
I invite you to visit our school – your school – and to actively participate in your child's education. Your participation and support may come in a variety of ways: joining the PTA, working as a volunteer at the school, tracking your student's academic progress, attending school-wide events, promoting our great work in the community, and communicating questions and concerns to our teachers and to me. Our best work can be done with you on the team!
Thank you for investment in our students – the most important group of stakeholders we serve.
Courtlyn C. Reeves
Greenway Park Elementary
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I grew up in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. I attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Broadcast Journalism. I worked at a couple television stations before realizing my passion lies in equalizing educational opportunities for students – our future. I started this quest nine years ago when I moved to Charlotte. While living in our beautiful city, I have taught high school math, worked in CMS Central Services, and served as a dean of instruction and assistant principal in two CMS schools. From my varied experiences throughout my career, I learned that the best method to increase and sustain high student achievement is to foster the development of a strong school culture and sense of community in which the principal, staff, and families work collectively to best meet the needs of individual students.
On a personal note, I am married to my wife, Sarah Reeves, who is the principal at Shamrock Gardens Elementary in CMS. We have one daughter, Hadley Calais. We also have a Pomeranian pup named Cooper. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, spending time with friends on the lake, and cooking.