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Elementary School
7101 Idlewild Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 424
P: 980-343-6411  |  F: 980-343-6499 
Principal: Larenda Denien
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: PreK-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.
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 School Leadership Team Members

Committee Position


Email Address

Date Elected


Larenda Denien

 Aug 2020

Assistant Principal

Julia Austin

 Aug 2020

Dean of Students

Jake Doster

 Aug 2020

Dean of Students

Katherine Petrillo

Aug 2020

Magnet Coordinator

Amanda Helms

 Aug 2020

Multi-Classroom Leader- Math

Abby Lackey

Aug 2020

Multi-Classroom Leader- Reading

Beth Younts

 Aug 2020

Teacher- MTSS 

Monica Adepojou Wells

Aug 2020

Pre-K Teacher

Stephanie Brown

 Aug 2020

Kindergarten Teacher

Elizabeth Phillips

 Aug 2020

1st Grade Teacher

Natalie Sanchez

 Aug 2020

2nd Grade Teacher

Wanda Wiley

 Aug 2020

3rd Grade Teacher

Teddi Ruddy

 Aug 2020

4th Grade Teacher

Emily Tanner

 Aug 2020

5th Grade Teacher

Kia Johnson

 Aug 2020

Special Areas Teacher

Rob Hayden

 Aug 2020

Exceptional Children Teacher

Edward Baker

 Aug 2020

ESL- Teacher

Frances Nelson

 Aug 2020

​School Psychologist
​Laura Flanders
​Aug 2020

PTA and Parent Representative

Lisa Hollis


 Aug 2020

School Leadership Team Meeting Schedule

LOCATION: Idlewild Elementary School Media Center or Via Zoom Link, meeting link sent to team before hand



​Agendas & Minutes

​Aug. 27, 2020
​4:30 PM
SLT Agenda August 2020.pdf
SIT Minutes August 2020.pdf
Sept. 17, 2020
​​4:30 PM
SIT Agenda September 2020.pdf
SIT Minutes September 17, 2020.pdf  ​
​Oct. 22, 2020
​​4:30 PM
SIT Agenda October 2020.pdf
October 22, 2020 SIT Minutes.docx
Nov. 19, 2020
​​4:30 PM
SIT Agenda November 2020.pdfNovember 19, 2020 SIT Minutes.pdf
​Dec. 17, 2020
​​4:30 PM

Jan. 21, 2020​
4:30 PM
​Feb. 18, 2020
4:30 PM
​March 18, 2020
4:30 PM
​April 22, 2020
4:30 PM
​May 20, 2020 
4:30 PM 

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