The CMS management team is comprised of executive staff, learning community superintendents and other CMS leaders.

Hugh Hattabaugh

Interim Superintendent

Executive Staff

André Mayes

General Counsel


Crystal Hill

Chief of Staff

Northwest learning community superintendent

Dr. Matthew Hayes
Deputy Superintendent of Academics

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Nancy Brightwell
Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Frank Barnes
Chief Accountability Officer

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Scott McCully
Chief of Compliance Officer

Shayla Cannady
Chief Communications Officer

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Dr. Kondra Rattley
Chief of Equity and School Performance

Sheila W. Shirley
Chief Financial Officer

Christine Pejot

Christine Pejot
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Brian Schultz
Chief Operations Officer

Trish Sexton
Community Superintendent,
East Learning

Laura Francisco

Associate Superintendent, Human Resources

Avery Mitchell

Community Superintendent,
Central Learning

Dr. Ann White
Associate Superintendent, Student Services


Dr. Raymond Barnes
Community Superintendent,
Northwest Learning

Tara Lynn Sullivan
Community Superintendent,
Southwest Learning

John Wall
Community Superintendent,
South Learning

Acquanetta S. Edmond

Acquanetta Edmond
Community Superintendent,
West Learning


Dr. Tangela Williams
Community Superintendent,
North Learning

Dr. Stephen Esposito

Community Superintendent,
Northeast Learning

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Beth Thompson
Assistant Superintendent, Academics

Lisa Mangum

Chief of CMS Police

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