explore staff stories

In the wake of sudden school building closures due to COVID-19 risks, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools staff quickly pivoted to create new learning environments for students. Explore this collection and learn how staff adjusted—professionally and personally—to continue supporting students while working through their own challenges during the pandemic.

Lauren Fowler

“Not Defined by a Building”

Amy McNelis

“I Need Visibility”

Elyse Dashew

“Keep the Kindness Going”

Transportation Team

“We Were Rolling”

Ronny Reddig

“Learning New Things”

Tracy Custer

“Chromebook Window”

Earnest Winston

“Lessons to Last a Lifetime”

David Milligan

“Loss & Resilience”

Zabrina Stephens

“It Takes a Village to Take Care of This Building”

Angela Blue

“More than Enough”

Madia Medico

“An Unfinished Story”

Virtually Unstoppable

“Bridging the Technology Gap”

Christine Tymes

“Not What I Thought”

Stephanie Donnis

“Healing the Wound”

Kim Tuttle

“I Have Seen Students Thrive”

Madeline Holly-Carothers

“Fires Every Day”

Lexi Valentinas

“Keeping Relationships”

Choncy Holman

“The Lunch Man”

Magnet Programs Team

“Connecting in Brand New Ways”

Joyce Preston

“Honored to Serve”

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