CHARLOTTE (Sept. 27, 2022) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education is seeking community input on choosing a new superintendent. Interim superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh will step down in June, and the Board is working with Charlotte-based consulting firm Civility Localized to conduct community engagement from Sept. 26 through Dec. 13.
"We want to hear from students, parents, staff, and partners throughout Mecklenburg County. Your voices matter. What personal qualities and skills do you value in the next superintendent? Share your hopes, dreams, and expectations," said Elyse C. Dashew, chairperson of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board.
The input gathered will be reported to the Board at its meeting Dec. 13. The search will begin in January 2023, with an expectation of hiring the superintendent by summer.
"The goal is to gain as many perspectives as possible," said Civility Localized founder Christine Edwards, who is a CMS graduate. "We hope to illuminate the needs and priorities of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community."
Civility Localized (formerly Amplify Charlotte) is a minority-owned, woman-owned consulting firm located in Charlotte, NC.