THE CHIRP

Charlotte Public Schools is excited to introduce “The Chirp.” The Chirp is our new 2018-2019 employee recognition program. The Orioles of CPS dedicate themselves to the success of their students, colleagues, building, district, and community every day. The staff of Charlotte Public Schools truly are amazing! We appreciate the hard work that goes into being a dedicated Oriole, and want to publicly recognize our Oriole team!!

Want to cheer on an Oriole? Submit a “Cheer Chirp.” The link to this form can be found under the Quick Links section on our Employee Recognition page. This form is quick, simple, and allows for open-ended genuine responses. Your submissions will be communicated out to staff, and posted to this page weekly.

Who can submit a Cheer Chirp? CPS staff, students, parents, community members, anyone!!

See what orioles are chirping about below!

The following program sponsors would like to thank all of the Charlotte Public Schools' staff for their role in educating the youth of Charlotte.

Week of March 11, 2019

Kathy Burt (Upper Elementary)
“Mrs. Burt came to the 6th grade band concert. She also came to their first concert. When I asked who she had in the band, she said it was her students she came to see. My daughter also said she gave her an Oriole Ticket at school the next day for a great concert. She even knew what instrument she played and said she gave all the band kids one and knew their instrument, too!” ~Anonymous

Dillon Burns (Middle School)
“Dillon is a leader at CMS. He goes out of his way to connect with all people - whether they be students, fellow teachers, or the custodial staff. Having observed his teaching, it is evident that Dillon has excellent control of his classes and that he is loved and respected by his students. He is always challenging himself to grow and progress toward his goals, all while making sure he's still fully present in the day-to-day aspects of teaching. Dillon is a kind, positive, hard-working, welcoming person; Charlotte is fortunate to have him!” ~Abby Halstead

Jennifer Pinkney (High School)
“Mrs. Pinckney is changing the way students think about math. Through the use of claim, evidence, and reasoning, students are writing in math to thoroughly develop their reasoning. This cross curricular connection is exciting and opens many doors to partner with other departments in the future. Thanks for your hard work! “ ~Becky Carter

Adam Perry (Upper Elementary)
“Adam always has a smile on his face and kind word to share. He cares deeply about his students and does a phenomenal job of helping all who need it!” ~Abby Halstead

Sarah Rugg (Upper Elementary)
“Sarah works tirelessly for special education students, making sure they receive accommodations and behavior supports. She organizes the special education department at the CUE by providing agendas and bringing innovating ideas to the table. She is a good listener and problem solver! Sarah is always willing to go the extra mile.” ~A Thankful Colleague

Lisa Anderson (High School)
“Mrs. Anderson is changing the way students think about math. Through the use of claim, evidence, and reasoning, students are writing in math to thoroughly develop their reasoning. This cross curricular connection is exciting and opens many doors to partner with other departments in the future. Thanks for your hard work! “ ~Becky Carter

Briana Bird (EduStaff)
“Bri strives for excellence in all she does. When something doesn't go as planned while subbing, she analyzes what went wrong and adjusts for the next time. Difficult days do not keep her down! In addition to this, Bri's work doesn't end when the school bell rings. She puts time and effort outside of school hours into improving her abilities and adapting to her surroundings. She is firm, welcoming, and relatable. Bri is a valuable asset to CPS!” ~Abby Halstead

Natasha Cortez (Middle School)
“Natasha joined the CMS team after winter break. Even with her short time here she has become a natural leader at our building. She has created positive and meaningful relationships with many of our students already. The kids love having her around and feel comfortable going to Ms. Cortez for help. I am thankful to have a wonderful para that I can count on. Thank you for everything that you do!” ~Carolyn

Matt Maitland (Middle School)
“Matt is a kind, friendly, and encouraging educator. He is incredibly approachable and easy to talk to. He understands that middle schoolers have a lot going on in their lives, and he treats them with a respect that not all are used to seeing. This makes a tremendous difference in the students' lives and in their willingness to give their all. Matt's heart for students and their welfare is evident in all he does. CMS is lucky to have him as their principal!” ~Abby Halstead

Nicole Bensinger (High School)
“Nicki is such a bubbly, generous, helpful, caring person. Although I typically only see her at after school sporting events, I end up talking to her for what could turn into hours. Her zest for life and passion for kids is contagious! I always come away from our conversations with an encouraged heart and a smile on my face.” ~Abby Halstead

Steve Combs (Upper Elementary)
“Steve does an amazing job as a PE teacher and running Flight, an opportunity for students at the CUE to have extra physical activity. He also provides extra support in my classroom each day in math. His calm, easy going manner is a very positive influence on those students needing extra help.” ~Angi Jewell

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