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CMS names chief academic officer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston announced a new chief academic officer at tonight's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education meeting.

Nancy Brightwell was named chief academic officer for CMS. She has been the executive director for the Southwest and Central 1 learning communities since 2018. She was a superintendent for the East Learning Community from 2016 to 2018, school superintendent for instructional support from 2015 to 2016, superintendent for the Northeast-Vance Learning Community from 2014 to 2015 and Beacon Shepherd from 2014 to 2016. Brightwell was a principal at Mallard Creek High from 2011 to 2014, Ranson Middle from 2008 to 2011, Carmel Middle from 2005 to 2008, Beverly Woods Elementary from 2000 to 2005 and Nathaniel Alexander Elementary from 1996 to 2000.

Brightwell earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


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