Long Creek Families,
It is a privilege and honor to serve as your Interim Principal. This is an exciting year to be a Long Creek learner
as we embark on our journey to become the premiere Creative Arts Magnet School in the CharlotteMecklenburg
Schools District. We believe students learn best when they are authentically engaged, and that
the arts opens doors to inspire each and every child. Long Creek learners will experience our magnet theme
every day in the classroom, as well as through the many exciting encore classes we offer.
We also offer the Cambridge program to enrich the educational experience of students that are prepared to
go beyond the core curriculum. We are a Personalized Learning school, which demands that we not only know
the instructional readiness of each child, but that we intentionally plan instruction for each child’s individual
Prior to joining the Long Creek family, I served as the Executive Coordinator for the Office of School
Performance. I provided instructional planning and curriculum support for schools across all eight CMS
Learning Communities. Before that, I was the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for the North Learning
Community, serving the curriculum needs of twenty-seven schools. Since stepping out of the CMS classroom,
my leadership roles have focused on working with school administrative teams and teacher teams to ensure
all students receive standards-aligned, rigorous instruction that meet the needs of the individual learner.
I am originally from upstate New York, where my parents and four siblings still reside. I received bachelor’s
degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (PreK-12) from Providence College (Go Friars!). I
also earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.
My husband, Josh, and I have a young son, Rory, whom we absolutely adore. I am passionate about creating
an academic and social experience for all students that I would want for my own child. I believe wholeheartedly
in the power of relationships, the power of positive connections with students, families, and staff,
and the power of high expectations for all kids.
I thank you for entrusting us with your child each day. I assure you, at Long Creek Elementary, we show up
every day believing in your child; we believe they can become whatever they aspire to be. We hold them to
high expectations. We are excited to guide their educational development and further encourage their
positive contributions to the world around us.
Thank you for your continued support of the Long Creek Community and I look forward to a remarkable 2018-
2019 school year!