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15340 Smith Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
Courier #: 590
P: 980-344-1000  |  F: 980-343-1836 
Principal: Nizy John
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: K-5
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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 PositionName Email AddressDate Elected
PrincipalNizy John 
Erica Ellis
Assistant PrincipalJaime Massey
LaQuanda Gilmore
Time KeeperSharymar Huntley
Staff RepresentativeLee Burleson-Williams
Staff RepresentativeNailah Gilmore
Staff RepresentativeKristie Morrow

PTA/Staff RepresentativeAnnah Campbell
Parent RepresentativeJennifer Penrod

Parent RepresentativeErin Young
Parent RepresentativeRolland Elliott
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School Improvement Team Meeting Schedule

LOCATION: 15340 Smith Road, River Gate Elementary Media Center)
DATES: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:00

Open Meeting Link

October 26, 2021
November 30, 2021

January 25, 2022
February 22, 2022
March 29, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 31, 2022



SIT Tuesday September 28.pdf

To access our School Improvement Plan, visit


The username you will enter is: GuestS16847.  The password you will enter is:  GuestS16847.  This guest access will allow stakeholders to review the School Improvement Plan, School Leadership Team members (with date of election), Agendas, and Meeting Minutes.


Once inside the platform, please select the second tab, labeled "Reports/Wise Ways/Indicators & Rubrics."  Then select "Comprehensive Report," located in the Student Success Indicators box.


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