Independence
High School
1967 Patriot Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
Courier #: 426
P: 980-343-6900  |  F: 980-343-6907 
Principal: David L. Legrand
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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School Leadership Team
Members of the School Leadership Team (SLT) 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 Leadership 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 Leadership Team Members

​Committee Position​Name ​Email Address​Date Elected
PrincipalDavid Legranddavid.legrand@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Assistant PrincipalMichael Stallsworthmichael.stallsworth@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Assistant PrincipalQuincy Simmonsquincy.simmons@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
English Department RepresentativeMarie Matthewsmarie.matthews@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Math Department RepresentativeVictoria Singletonvictoriar.singleton@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Science Department RepresentativeCherylann Bourne-Hayesc1.bourne-hayes@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Social Studies Department RepresentativeLakoya Yarboroughlakoyar.yarborough@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Fine Arts Department RepresentativeChina Hallchinam.hall@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Performing Arts Department RepresentativeRichard Dillsrichardw.dills@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Performing Arts Department RepresentativeThomas Arbuthnotthomas.arbuthnot@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Media Services Department RepresentativeLauren Schultzlaurenr.schultz@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
PE/Health Department RepresentativeElijah Ashleyelijah1.ashley@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
CTE Department RepresentativeJohn Hessjohn.hess@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Career Development CoordinatorPatrice Wrightpatrice.wright@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
CTE Department Representative Myron McLeanmyrond.mclean@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
JROTC Department RepresentativeJeffrey Jenkinsjeffreyj.jenkins@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
AIS Department RepresentativeKatie Willettkatie.willett@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
ESL Department RepresentativeDeborah Mastersdeborah.masters@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
ESL Department RepresentativeJulie Swobodzinskijulie.swobodzinski@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Instructional Accountability CoordinatorStacey Ferriellstacey.ferriell@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
EC Department RepresentativeRosena Pattersonrosena1.patterson@cms.k12.nc.us8/31/18
Student Services RepresentativeBrenda Williamsonbrenda.williamson@cms.k12nc.us8/31/18

School Leadership Team Meeting Schedule

LOCATION: Media Center
DATES: Last Wednesday of every month at 2:30pm

DateTime
September 25, 20192:30pm
October 30, 20192:30pm
November 27, 20192:30pm
January 29, 20202:30pm
February 26, 20202:30pm
March 25, 20202:30pm
April 29, 20202:30pm
May 27, 20202:30pm


​SLT Minutes 2019-20

School Leadership Team meetings are open to ALL interested people, teachers, parents, and students.  For more information on The School Leadership Team email Quincy Simmons or Lakoya Yarborough.

​SLT Minutes 2018-19


SLT Minutes 9.26.18 (.PDF Opens in New Window)
SLT Minutes 10.24.18 (.PDF Opens in New Window)
SLT Minutes 11.28.18 (.PDF Opens in New Window)
SLT Minutes 1.30.19  (.PDF Opens in New Window)
SLT Minutes 5.29.19  (.docx is download)
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