8040 Strawberry Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 537
P: 980-343-3670  |  F: 980-343-3725 
Principal: Lisa Bailes
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: 6-8
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School Leadership Team (SLT)

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


​Email Address

​Date Elected

PrincipalLisa Baileslisab.bailes@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
Assistant PrincipalTomica Wrighttomica.wright@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 19, 2019
Dean of StudentsCarl Samfordcarl.samford@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
Dean of StudentsKim Youngn.young@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
TeacherCathy Eisnercatherinee.eisner@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
TeacherLaura Georgelauraj.george@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
TeacherBlake Grosswilliamb.gross@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
TeacherKailey Kikerkaileyw.kiker@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 17, 2018
TeacherSunny Bindersunnys.binder@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 19, 2019
TeacherKimberly Virtanenkimberlys.virtanen@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 19, 2019
TeacherKatherine Hartterkatherinee.hartter@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 19, 2019
Financial SecretaryChristine Cowartchristiney.cowart@cms.k12.nc.usAugust 19, 2019
PTO President/ParentNancy Knoxteamknox@carolina.rr.comJune 6, 2018
ParentSandy Ferrarasferrara622@gmail.comMay 29, 2019
ParentNaomi McCrarynaomi90404@aol.comMay 29, 2019
ParentShannon Kinlawskinlaw1@att.netJune 6, 2018
ParentJesse Ryanjesse.ryan@charter.comMay 29, 2019
ParentJill Smithjillsternsmith@gmail.comMay 29, 2019

School Leadership Team Meeting Schedule




September 16, 2019


Media Center

October 14, 2019


Media Center

November 18, 2019


Media Center

December 9, 2019


Media Center

January 13, 2020


Media Center

February 10, 2020


Media Center

March 16, 2020 (cancelled)


Media Center 

April 30, 2020


Virtual (Google Meet)

May 26, 2020


Virtual (Zoom)

School Leadership Team Agendas

SLT Agenda September 2019

SLT Agenda October 2019

SLT Agenda November 2019

SLT Agenda January 2020

SLT Agenda February 2020

SLT Agenda April 2020

SLT Agenda May 2020

School Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

SLT Minutes September 16, 2019

SLT Minutes October 14, 2019

SLT Minutes November 18, 2019

SLT Minutes January 13, 2020

SLT Minutes February 10, 2020

SLT Minutes April 30, 2020

SLT Minutes May 26, 2020

If you have any questions about school policies, procedures or ideas for school improvements, the School Leadership Team (SLT) welcomes your feedback and inquiries.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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