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CMS Superintendent Begins Strategic Planning Think Tank




For Immediate Release: January 23, 2024


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Crystal Hill will host the CMS Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Think Tank on Thursday, January 25, 2024. The think tank will be comprised of representatives from CMS stakeholder groups, including students, parents, teachers, community partners, and school and district leaders. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for feedback, to provide input and to assist with the development of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2024 - 2029 Strategic Plan.  

The strategic plan will serve as the roadmap to support the CMS Board of Education’s recently approved new district goals and guardrails, and will outline how CMS will successfully achieve those goals.  

What:            CMS Superintendent’s Strategic Planning Think Tank

When:           Thursday, January 25, 2024, 5:45 - 7:30 p.m. 


Where:          Elbert Edwin Waddell High School located at 7030 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28217, Media Center

Who:     Dr. Crystal Hill, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to send a crew to cover the event. If you need more information, please call me at 980-266-1518. 


Susan Vernon-Devlin

Executive Director, Communications

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

980-343-0954 office

980-266-1518 cell

[email protected]


About Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the 17th largest school district in the nation and the second largest in North Carolina. Under the leadership of Superintendent Crystal Hill, Ed.D., the district provides academic instruction and support to more than 141,000 students across Mecklenburg County.

Our vision is to create an innovative, inclusive, student-centered environment that supports the 

development of independent learners. With a focus on ensuring all students reach their full potential, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leads the community in educational excellence, inspiring intellectual curiosity, creativity and achievement.