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    Dear Governors’ Village STEM Academy Community,

    Welcome to the 23-24 School year!  We know this year has been extremely difficult and unpredictable for all of us. However, I want to reassure you that my ultimate goal is for our students to feel valued and supported in this new school year. I wanted to share some current information on the opening of schools logistics. Please know that this information is subject to change per CMS, but I will share what we know as of today.  At GVSA, we know how important it is for parents and guardians to have direct, frequent, and open lines of communication with the leaders of our school. Therefore to support this effort, each grade level will have designated leaders. Our leaders will be your first point of contact for administrative assistance. 

    Principal of Lower and Upper Campus: Jeffrey Cook 

    Lower Campus 

    Assistant Principal:  Pre-K, K, 1st Grade, ESL & TD

    Assistant Principal:  2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade 

    Bethany Gullion:  bethanyw.gullion@cms.k12.nc.us 

    Charles Copeland:  charles.copeland@cms.k12.nc.us 

    Welcome GVSA Cougars! I am eager to begin my 6th year as an Assistant Principal at Governors’ Village STEM Academy. This will be my 20th year in education. I have taught Kindergarten, Second, Third and Fourth grades.  I have also served as an Assistant Principal at the elementary and middle school level.

    Welcome to you and your family to GVSA! I am honored to serve our community. In my 24th year in education, I am excited to return to GVSA for a 6th year as Assistant Principal. My classroom experiences include teaching 2nd grade, 5th grade, Middle Grades Mathematics and AVID. I have served as Assistant Principal in elementary and middle school

    Upper Campus 

    Assistant Principal:  6th & 8th, EC 

    Assistant Principal:  5th and 7th, Student Support Service

    Leona Bost:  leonar.bost@cms.k12.nc.us 

    Kelvin T. Rattley, Sr.:   kelvint.rattley@cms.k12.nc.us 

    Welcome to another year of educational excellence at GVSA! I have served in CMS for twenty six  years as a Teacher, Facilitator, Dean of Students, Merger Manager  and currently Assistant Principal for GVSA. I serve both campuses but will be the grade level administrator for sixth, eighth and our EC Scholars.   I look forward to partnering with families for the success of all of our scholars.

    I am thrilled to embark on another academic year filled with possibilities. As I step into my 23rd year in education, I am delighted to return to GVSA for my full second year as Assistant Principal.

    My journey has been rich and diverse, spanning various roles within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district. Over the course of my career, I've had the privilege of overseeing a CMS CTE Countywide Magnet Program for 6.5 years serving over 300 students remotely off the main campus of a high school, working as a dedicated School Counselor for 13 years (middle & high), and serving as Dean of Students for 2 years – all within CMS. Notably, my experience has covered all three educational levels: elementary, middle, and high school.

    I am truly looking forward to connecting with both familiar and new faces as we collaborate to create an enriching and successful academic experience for our students. Here's to a fantastic year ahead!

    Dean of Students: Michelle Mveng-Magana


    Dean of Students:  Katrina Gordan


    Ms. Magana has been a Dean of Students since 2021. Mrs. Magana was a World Language teacher and World Language Department Chair at CMS for many years. In August 2014, she participated in the UNCC/CMS Aspiring Principal Program.

    She has a Bachelor's Degree in French Literature and Spanish. She has a Master's Degree in Intercultural Communication. She earned both degrees at Howard University. She speaks French, English, and Spanish fluently.  She completed her second Master's degree in School Administration at University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 2017. At GVSA, she is also the ML Program Lead, and she oversees all electives in Lower and Upper schools.


    Dean of Students: Katrina Lawson






    • Lower:  8:00-3:00;  Student Drop off begins at 7:30. 

    • Upper:  9:15-4:15  Student Drop off begins at 8:45.