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405 South Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Courier #: 454
P: 980-343-5450  |  F: 980-343-5607 
Principal: Valerie Todd
LC: Central Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-12
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School Leadership Team


We believe in the right of each individual student to receive a comprehensive, challenging, age appropriate and personally relevant education, ensuring access to the grade level curriculum supported through the Expanded Forerunners of the Creative Curriculum, NC Extended Content Standards, NC Extended Common Core State Standards, North Carolina Extended Essential Standards, Life Skills Curriculum, and district goals and objectives, using current research and materials to support the development of instruction that is based on the analysis of student data and best practices.

We believe in the dignity of each student, and the right to be treated at all times with respect, in a safe, caring, and orderly school environment where behaviors are taught using positive interventions.

We believe that every student has the competency to learn skills that are personally relevant to his or her needs and support the grade level curriculum.

We believe in the collective strength of Metro School personnel, Professional Learning Communities, students and families, community partnerships and volunteers, and the leadership of CMS to assure equity in services and resources, high standards of instruction, and the provisions of quality programming at Metro School.

We believe in the provision of professional development to support all faculty in assuring that staff is prepared to provide Metro School students with comprehensive, challenging, age appropriate, personally relevant instruction to access grade level curriculum.


District:  Maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.

School:  Metro School will provide a comprehensive personally relevant educational environment challenging each student to develop his or her abilities, skills and talents by providing instruction that assures access to the grade level curriculum including access to general curriculum materials and resources. Metro faculty, parents, and caregivers will work together improve the community’s focus on our students’ capabilities and integrate our students’ into our larger community so that they may lead productive and fulfilling lives.


We, the parents, staff and community of Metro School will work collaboratively to provide our students a high quality, challenging, and personally relevant education, with a specialized emphasis on providing them the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to be successful and productive members of our global community

School Leadership Team Members

School Staff

Valerie Todd, Principal

Cathy Yancey, Assistant Principal

Tiffany White - Elementary and Pre-K

Annette Cunningham - Middle

Katti Koehl - High School

Amanda Bell - Transition

Sheila Abraham - Support Staff

Lisa Kirkland - Teaching Assistants

Parent Members

Leigh Kasin and Lori West - PTO Co-Presidents

Jeff Blake, Holly Blake, Nancy Collins, Jane Douglas, Stephanie Rice, Kendra Holcomb, Jeff West

Parents appointed by Principal: Alesha Tuck, Nadia Lightner and Temetrice Hodge-Whisnant


Self Evaluation Form

School Leadership Team Handbook and School Improvement Plan Handbook 2014-2015

School Improvement Plan Final 2014-2015

School Improvement Plan Signature Page 2014-2015

Metro SLT Quarter 3 in Review Plan Report

School Leadership Team Members


2015-2016 Agenda and Meetings


August 21, 2015



AGENDA 2014-2015 School Year

September 11, 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 9, 2014
January 12, 2015

February 24, 2015

April 2015


May 2015

 May 28, 2015

TEAM MINUTES 2013-2014 School Year

September 13, 2013
September 16, 2013
September 19, 2013
October 18, 2013
November 7, 2013
December 10, 2013
January 14, 2014
January 24, 2014
February 24, 2013
March 7, 2013
March 17, 2014
March 24, 2014
April 29, 2014
May 29, 2014

TEAM MINUTES 2014-2015 School Year

September 11, 2014

September 29, 2014

 October 14, 2014

 November 13, 2014 

 December 9, 2014

January 12, 2015

 February 24, 2015

 March 9, 2015

 April 13, 2015

May 12, 2015


May 28, 2015



Decision Analysis Blank March 7th, 2014



March 7th, 2014


March 17th, 2014

Board of Education Superintendent Calendars/Schedules School Safety