Mrs. Jametta Martin-Tanner, Principal
Mrs. Jametta Martin-Tanner has been in education for 26 years and with CMS for 20 years. She has served in numerous roles during this time. In 2009, she opened Ridge Road Middle School and served as the school's first principal. Since 2009, test scores have continued to rise. She previously had been the principal at Hawthorne High School. Before that, she was an assistant principal at Hopewell High School, Vance High School, and J.M. Alexander Middle School.
For the past few years, Ridge Road Middle School has exceeded the State's Academic Performance Growth Standards. Those efforts have earned Mrs. Tanner the distinction of being the 2014-2015 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' first North Learning Community Principal of the Year and the 2014-2015 District Principal of the Year. She has formed community partnerships to assist students in securing needed resources.
Mrs. Tanner serves on numerous boards and is a member of various organizations. She is currently a member of the board at the University City YMCA and Empowherment. She is also a member of the Charlotte Chapter of the Links, Inc. She has been married for 15 years and has a sixth grade son.