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Headshot of Carla Chambers StanbackCarla Chambers Stanback
Recruiter, Secondary, High School 
Carla's roots run deep in the Charlotte community as she is CMS graduate of West Charlotte HS!  After graduating from Tufts University in Boston, she worked in New York City and eastern NC before returning to Charlotte in 1998. She has 20 years of HR experience as a generalist, manager, and recruiter in both the public and private sectors. Carla started her career in CMS in the classroom and now serves as a recruiter. Carla's family has been actively involved in the rapid growth and development of the Queen City since the 1960’s.

Headshot of Deitra HaynesDeitra Haynes
Recruiter, Secondary, Middle School 
Deitra has nearly 15 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Strategic Recruitment. Her experience in full life cycle recruiting and client growth, has allowed her the ability to foster relationships with C-Suite, HR, senior executives and school administrators for healthcare, manufacturing, administrative and education opportunities. She is excited to join Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Talent Acquisition team.



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Laura Buynak
Recruiter, Central Office and Operations
Laura is from Poughkeepsie, NY. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master’s degree from the University at Albany. Laura taught 2nd grade at a public school in New York City and later transitioned into the field of Recruiting. Laura has worked as a Recruiter, and a Recruiting Supervisor. She is excited to be working as a Recruiter at CMS because it combines her two passions – Education and Talent Acquisition. 



Headshot of Stuart BarrettStuart Barrett
Recruiter, Elementary Schools
Stuart is originally from Long Island, NY.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from SUNY College and a Master of Science in Leadership from Boston University.  Prior to earning his master’s degree, Stuart spent many years working in HR via the Mental Health sector as a Recruiter, Generalist and Investigator. Stuart is thrilled to be continuing his work in Human Resources as a Recruiter and looks forward to serving the Charlotte Mecklenburg community.

Additional Talent Acquisition Staff
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Ada Adon
Staffing Technician, Elementary
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AT Pearson
Manager, Secondary 

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Amy Sullivan

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Cindy Jeffares
Manager, Central Office and Operations

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Courtney Webster
Staffing Technician, Central Office, Operations and Elementary

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Debra Tindall
Staffing Technician, Central Office and Operations

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Jasmina Bratic
Administrative Assistant

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Kristen England
Project Manager

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Lisa Walker
Staffing Technician, Secondary


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Phyllis Sidebottom
Coordinator, Secondary

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Rob Ellyson
Executive Director

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Rosi Jones
Coordinator, Elementary Schools

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Shaylan Tucker
Manager, Elementary Schools

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