Operations Overview

  • CMS Operations Statement of Focus - Goals and Guardrails

    In direct support of achieving the teaching and learning goals, the Operations Division will work to ensure the entire school day from start to finish is guided by safety, transportation, a welcoming physical learning environment, and first-class nourishment. Operations in CMS is responsible for and will ensure that every day for every student can be focused on teaching and learning.    

    OUR VISION is to deliver the highest quality operational support that provides all students the best education and maximizes student achievement. 

    OUR MISSION is to provide efficient and effective operational services and facilities where students and staff can be safe and successful.


    Operations Team Leaders

    Building Services, Executive Director David Switzer

    Capital Planning & Real Estate, Executive Director Dennis LaCaria 

    Construction, Director Don Cave

    Design & Project Management, Director Gary Adams

    Environmental Health & Stewardship, Executive Director Dennis LaCaria  

    Facilities Management, Executive Director Dennis LaCaria

    Graphic Production Center, Director Alvin Griffin

    Inventory and Distribution, Director Jeff Jackson

    School Nutrition Services, Executive Director Cathy Essick

    Transportation Services, Executive Director Adam Johnson 

Contact Us

  • Tim Ivey
    Chief Operations Officer

    Nicole Portee
    Associate Superintendent of Operations

    Kayla Brito
    Administrative Assistant, Executive Cabinet Member

    3301 Stafford Drive
    Charlotte, NC  28208
    Phone: 980.343.6050