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635 South Street
Davidson, NC 28036
Courier #: 357
P: 980-343-3900  |  F: 980-343-3909 
Principal: Charles Fortuna
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: K-8
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School Improvement Team (SIT)
Members of the School Improvement Team (SIT) are directly involved in the development and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan, and as appropriate, some of the day-to-day operations of the school.


The School Improvement Team:

  • Facilitates the development of the School Improvement Plan.
  • Uses data as the driving force to create programmatic instructional change.
  • Monitors, assesses, and amends the School Improvement Plan, as needed.
  • Advances policies and procedures that enhance achievement and meet educational, safety and parent involvement goals.
  • Facilitates communication within the Professional Learning Community.
  • Builds the capacity of the school to address parent and staff concerns.
 

 School Improvement Team Members

​Committee Position​Name 
​Email Address
PrincipalCharles Fortuna
charles.fortuna@cms.k12.nc.us
Assistant Principal
Amanda Childress*
amanda1.childress@cms.k12.nc.us
​Assistant Principal
​Jordan Speanburg
​jordanl.cravetz@cms.k12.nc.us
​Dean of Students
Katie Bower​*
​katherminem.bower@cms.k12.nc.us
Academic Facilitator
​Michael Butler*
​michaels.butler@cms.k12.nc.us
Staff Representative
Janine Baetzhold

Staff Representative
Kimberly Kennelly
Staff Representative
Sarah Lanning
Staff Representative
Charlie Mikesell

​Staff Representative
​Barb Lavella
Parent Representative
Christy Williams*

Parent Representative
Paul Fitchett*

​PTO President
​Carly Schiano

Parent Representative
Dave Brennan
Parent Representative Eileen Graff

Parent Representative 
Laurie Fagan

Parent Representative 
Karina Padilla
Parent RepresentativeLeilani Hubbard

Parent Representative Jennifer Von Bremen

*Non-voting members



2021-2022 School Improvement Team Meeting Schedule

Each meeting will be held on the second Tuesday every month from 4:00-5:00

  • October-10/12/21

  • November-11/9/21

  • December-12/14/21

  • January-1/11/21

  • February-2/8/21

  • March-3/8/21

  • April-4/12/21

  • May-5/10/21

  • June-6/14/21

  • July-7/12/21


Meetings are held via Zoom due to COVID Protocols.

Current Year Meeting Minutes and Agenda (Opens in new tab)




Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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