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Steele Creek
4100 Gallant Lane
Charlotte, NC 28273
Courier #: 549
P: 980-343-3810  |  F: 980-343-3814 
Principal: Tamara Looney
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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School Improvement Team-2021-2022
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.
  • Karen Dozier-Principal 
  • Tamara Looney- Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Kurzer-Kg
  • Shelli Cottrell-Second
  • Deborah  Wrighton-Third       
  • Hope Schaeffer-Fifth
  • Beverly Harrell-Special Area 
  • Verlina Berger-ESL
  • Lisa Hill-Literacy Facilitator

Our Team typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:00. During the 2021-2022 school year, SIT will meet in the media center.  All visitors, staff, and children over two must wear a cloth face covering while inside CMS buildings. 

Upcoming Meeting In January: Thursday, January 26th in the media center. If you are unable to make the meeting in-person, please join us via Zoom using the link found HERE 

Upcoming Meeting in February: Thursday, February 24th in the media center. If you are unable to make the meeting in-person, please join us via Zoom using the link found HERE


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