Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:43

Charlotte Mecklenburg School Leaders to speak at Lake Norman Chamber Luncheon March 16th

Huntersville, NC February 14, 2017 – Business and community leaders will get their first chance to meet incoming Charlotte Mecklenburg School Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox as well as thank current CMS Superintendent Dr. Ann Clark for her outstanding leadership at a Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce PowerLuncheon to be held Thursday, March 16th noon at Northstone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Dr. in Huntersville. The luncheon event, presented by Allen Tate Realtors, features both education leaders, who will be introduced by CMS District #1 Representative Rhonda Lennon.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $20 for Lake Norman Chamber Members and $25 for non-members. It is sponsored by Business Today / Cornelius Today and WSIC 100.7 FM. To register, visit or call the chamber at 704-892-1922.

Clark Ann 2015Dr. Clark, who has led the CMS School District since her appointment in January 2015, will highlight the success of the system during her tenure as well as focus on areas of improvement for the balance of the school year. Clark will continue serving as superintendent through June 2017. Under her leadership, Dr. Clark has demonstrated a deep institutional knowledge and commitment in her role as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Clark has held a variety of teaching and administrative positions in CMS since joining the district in 1983 as a teacher of behaviorally and emotionally handicapped children at Devonshire Elementary.

The Chamber luncheon will also be the first opportunity many in the Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson market will have had to meet the Dr. Wilcox who will assume his duties later this year. The business event provides Dr. Wilcox an opportunity to meet business, community, and elected leaders from North Mecklenburg and hear firsthand their thoughts and concerns when it comes to K-12 education.

Dr. Wilcox was chosen as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in December 2016 by the nine-member Board of Education. Dr. Wilcox will join the district from Washington County (Hagerstown) Public Schools in Maryland, where he has been superintendent since 2011. He will begin his new role at CMS on July 1. Dr. Wilcox brings a wide-ranging mix of corporate and education experience to his new role, which is his fourth superintendency.clayton wilcox 480x640

Bill Russell, President of the Chamber states, "We are excited to have an opportunity with Dr. Clark as she shares with our chamber members and guests the strides we have made in public education under her guidance and the plans in place to shape our future workforce - the children of Mecklenburg County. Education is the very foundation of our business and economic development efforts and we are grateful for her dedication and commitment to public education. It is also the first opportunity many of us will have had to meet our incoming CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox."

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 1,000 business members, serves the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.

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