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Elementary School
200 E. McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28105
Courier #: 447
P: 980-343-3940  |  F: 980-343-3944 
Principal: Penelope Crisp
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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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 2021-2022

Date Elected​
​Penni Beth Crisp

Catherine Bish
​Assistant Principal 
​Romana McEwan
​Dean of Students  
​​Kristen Freeman
Parent/PTO President
Emily Matthews
​Parent/PTO President  
​Angela Emery
Teacher  (K-2 Rep)
​Eric Campagna
​Jeanine Lemmond

​Teacher  (3-5 Rep)  
​Stacy Sanford
​Teacher Assistant
Sarah Peters
Barnita Taylor
Shaleana Keys
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School Leadership Team Meeting Dates 2020-2021

All 6:00 Meetings are held virtually via Zoom:


Meeting ID: 977 6343 0418

Passcode: MatthewSLT

​September 2, 2021

September 16, 2021

​9:00am   (In person LIFT Team)
​October 7, 2021
​October 21, 2021
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
​November 4, 2021
​November 18, 2021
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
​December 2, 2021
​December 16, 2021
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
​January 6, 2022
​January 20, 2022
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team) 
​February 3, 2022
​February 17, 2022
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
​March 3, 2022
​March 17, 2022
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
​April 7, 2022
​April 21, 2022
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
​May 5, 2022
​May 19, 2022
​9:00am    (In person LIFT Team)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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