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”

Magnet Programs Team

“Connecting in Brand New Ways”

Christine Tymes

“Not What I Thought”

Elyse Dashew

“Keep the Kindness Going”

Amy McNelis

“I Need Visibility”

Earnest Winston

“Lessons to Last a Lifetime”

Virtually Unstoppable

“Bridging the Technology Gap”

Madeline Holly-Carothers

“Fires Every Day”

Transportation Team

“We Were Rolling”

Ronny Reddig

“Learning New Things”

Angela Blue

“More than Enough”

Choncy Holman

“The Lunch Man”

Zabrina Stephens

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

Stephanie Donnis

“Healing the Wound”

Lexi Valentinas

“Keeping Relationships”

Tracy Custer

“Chromebook Window”

Joyce Preston

“Honored to Serve”

David Milligan

“Loss & Resilience”

Madia Medico

“An Unfinished Story”

Kim Tuttle

“I Have Seen Students Thrive”

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