500 Cherokee Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Courier #: 379
P: 980-343-5505  |  F: 980-343-5524 
Principal: Susan Nichols
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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School Improvement Team
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​Date Elected
PrincipalSusan Nicholssusans.nichols@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Assistant PrincipalMelanie Bendermelanie.dunmire@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (4th)Sarah Keessaraha.kees@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (Specials)Michael Scotlandrobertm.scotland@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (Specials)Jerry Cliffordj.clifford@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (K)Dominique Lanie
Teacher Representative (2nd)Tammy Castlemary.castle@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (3rd)Helen Hutchisonhelen.hutchison@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (1st)Monique Powellmoniquej.powell@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (5th)Heather Lucasheatherl.lucas@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Teacher Representative (Health/Safety)Darrin Sprankledarrin.sprankle@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
Instructional Support RepresentativeJudy Vallejudith.valle@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
School CounselorMaida Ciciarellimaida.welch@cms.k12.nc.us8/2019
PTA Previous Year PresidentMC Phillips
Parent Representative Mary Leigh Ryanmaryleighgregory@gmail.com8/2020
Parent RepresentativeJamie Allmon
Parent RepresentativeJoe Powelljoepowell17@gmail.com

School Improvement Team Meeting Schedule

DATES: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Invite:  Eastover ES SIT Monthly Meetings 2020-2021

Link to join Zoom Meeting:  Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 853 0145 8204
Passcode: gMjN55

Meeting Dates:Time:
September 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 15, 20203:30-4:00pm
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021

To access our School Improvement Plan, visit www.indistar.org and use GuestS16749 as the username and password.

Guest access will allow you, our valued stakeholders, to review the School Improvement Plan, School Improvement Team members (elected 8/2019 and 8/2020), Agendas, and Meeting Minutes. It will also highlight our Vision, Values, Mission, and Indicators, which are the areas of focus we will use this year to continue to enhance our school's performance.

Please click to review additional information around how to navigate in the platform once you are logged in: Guest Access Navigation


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