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Personnel Appointments

Personnel Appointments 05/15/2019

 

Superintendent Chris Lowder today announced personnel appointments recently approved by the Cabarrus County Board of Education.

 

Brian Schultz, chief academic officer at Guilford County Schools, will join Cabarrus County Schools as assistant superintendent of Auxiliary Services, replacing Dr. Kelly Propst, who retired last month.

 

Before joining Guilford County Schools, Schultz worked in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in a variety of positions, including chief academic officer, executive director and principal. Prior to that, he was director of elementary education for Cabarrus County Schools and also worked as a principal, assistant principal of instruction and a teacher in our district.

 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Schultz will join CCS on July 1st.

 

Megan Smith, assistant principal of instruction at Central Cabarrus High School, has been named the new principal of Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, replacing Dr. Tim Taylor, who is now principal at Hickory Ridge Middle School.

 

Smith joined Cabarrus County Schools in 2008 as an English and special education teacher at Northwest Cabarrus High School. She also worked as a principal intern at Wolf Meadow Elementary School during the 2013-2014 school year. She joined the CCHS leadership team in the summer of 2014.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Smith began her new assignment on May 14th.

 

Daniel Collins, manager – environmental health and safety at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will join Cabarrus County Schools as director of risk management, replacing Ward Smith, who resigned.

 

Collins also worked as a safety and training specialist in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and as a safety officer in Gaston County Schools. He also worked for the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles School Bus & Traffic Safety division, as well as Cardinal Freight Carriers and Ogden Aviation Service.

 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also holds a number of safety and professional certifications, including Certified Safety Professional, OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, ISO 9001 Internal Auditor and Six Sigma Green Belt.

 

Collins will begin his tenure with Cabarrus County Schools on June 1st.

 

Jennifer Anderson, instructional data coach at Kannapolis City Schools, has been named assistant principal at A.T. Allen Elementary School, replacing Lisa Hartman, who will resign at the end of the school year.

 

Anderson began her career as a classroom teacher in Stanly County Schools. She also worked as a classroom teacher at Carolina Christian School and in Cabarrus County Schools. She also worked as an assistant principal intern, lead teacher and lead mentor in our district. 

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pfeiffer University and a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University. She also was a member of the CCS Leadership Cohort.

 

Anderson will begin her new role at A.T. Allen on July 1st.

 

Richard Money, assistant principal at Hickory Ridge Middle School, will transfer to Concord Middle School, replacing James Mabry, who resigned.

 

Money joined Cabarrus County Schools as a teacher at Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School. He worked as a principal intern at Harris Road Middle School before joining the leadership team at Hickory Ridge Middle.

 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Money will begin his new assignment on July 1st.

 

Alyn Szymanski, assistant principal at J.N. Fries Magnet Middle School, has been named school enrollment and Program Choice coordinator, replacing Bridget Jones, who resigned.

 

Szymanski began her career as a classroom teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She worked as a principal intern in Mooresville Graded School District before joining the leadership team at J.N. Fries Magnet.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University and master’s degrees from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Szymanski began her new assignment on May 14th.

 

Cassandra Martin, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme coordinator at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has been named EMPOWER Project director, replacing Ashley SaNogueira, who resigned.

 

Martin has held a variety of positions in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including college and leadership academy program director and extended learning supervisor. She began her career as a teacher in Maiden, N.C.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University.

 

Martin began her new assignment on May 13th.

 

Micah Thompson, principal intern at C.C. Griffin Middle School, has been named assistant principal at J.N. Fries Magnet Middle School, replacing Alyn Szymanski.

 

Thompson worked as a teacher at W.M. Irvin Elementary School. She also served as the Academic Learning Center coordinator at the school, as well as PBIS coach and grade level chair.

 

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

Thompson began her new assignment on May 14th.