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Two principals, two administrators named in CMS

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved four administrative appointments at its first meeting of 2013, naming principals for two elementary schools and administrators for the Central Secondary Zone and Project Leadership and Investment For Transformation (L.I.F.T.).

"These appointments will help us keep our schools and Project L.I.F.T. moving forward," said Dr. Heath E. Morrison, superintendent of schools. "Having strong leadership across our district is a top priority for us, and these four leaders bring many strengths and skills to their new roles."

Kimberly L. Alexander was named principal of Oakdale Elementary School. Alexander began her career at CMS in 1998, when she joined then-Morehead Elementary as a teacher. In 2004, she became a principal intern at Highland Renaissance Academy. Two years later, she was named an assistant principal at Highland Creek Elementary. In 2009 she became assistant principal at Windsor Park Elementary, and in 2011 she joined Statesville Road Elementary as assistant principal. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro and holds a master's degree in elementary education from there as well. In 2006, she earned a master's in school administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Mason Miller was named principal of Stoney Creek Elementary School. He comes to CMS from Cabarrus County Public Schools, where he has served as principal of R. Brown McAllister Elementary since 2010. Prior to that, Miller was a managing director in the superintendent's office in Cabarrus. He has also taught at Wingate University, Concord High School and the University of Virginia, and taught English in public schools in Virginia, Wyoming and California. He is a graduate of Case Western University in Cleveland and holds a master's degree in secondary English education from Boston College in Massachusetts. He earned a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Brian F. Schultz was named executive director of the Central Secondary Zone. Previously, Schultz was principal of Torrence Creek Elementary. He joined CMS in 2011 from Cabarrus County, where he served as director of elementary education. Schultz also served as principal and principal intern at Royal Oaks Elementary and assistant principal at Wolf Meadow Elementary. He has been a teacher in Monticello, IN, and at Winecoff Elementary in Cabarrus. He holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and a master's degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Christopher D. Triolo was named executive director for Project L.I.F.T. He rejoins CMS from Fulton County Schools in Atlanta where he has served as principal of Riverwood International Charter School since 2011. He began his career as a teacher at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, and joined CMS as a teacher at Hawthorne High School in 1999. He was a science specialist in the district's curriculum and instruction department before becoming principal at John Motley Morehead STEM Academy in 2009. Triolo holds a degree in biology from Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He received his principal certification from Wingate University.

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