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 April 08, 2019

Becky Carter (High School)
“Mrs. Carter led the spring break trip to Puerto Rico for high school students, and did an incredible job working through travel difficulties to help get our kids home as quickly as possible, and making sure that the students had an awesome time. Thank you for everything you do, Mrs. Carter!” ~Anonymous

Katie Cummins (Galewood)
“wow wow !!!! To see Mrs. Cummins at the kiss and drop area I seen every child get out if their cars and run to hug her with such smiles on them sweet faces. It makes my day as a parent I see so many kids be so excited to see her. Thank you Mrs. Cummins.” ~Deb

Michelle Yoder (Parkview)
“Michelle is a one-of-a-kind sort of educator. She has got great rapport with all of the students, even the ones she doesn't service, and she is a strong leader within the teaching staff. Every student she meets with, she reaches right at his/her level, and she meets the teachers in the same way, supporting us with whatever we need. I am so thankful for her constant support and encouragement.” ~Anonymous

Josh Dies (Technology)
“Josh has been fantastic in addressing technology issues in my classroom over the past few weeks! No matter the problem, Josh has been in my classroom the day that I sent an email to help resolve the problem. I have not had to wait long to get things fixed up and it is very appreciated!” ~Ryan Guimont

Casie Adams (Parkview)
“Paraprofessionals are absolutely the unsung heroes of a school system, and Casie does an incredible job in this role. She does a great job of getting to know all of the students at Parkview and always has a smile to share with each one of them. As a district resident, it's not uncommon to see Casie out and about within the community, too, and kids often flock to her out in public, a testament to the safe, nurturing, compassionate employee she is. Parkview is blessed to have her!” ~Anonymous

Beth Monroe (Parkview)
“Beth takes such great care of the library and the students in the buildings she works in- I feel so lucky to work with her!” ~Anonymous

Sarah Vogt (Parkview)
“Sarah is an incredible team player! She's always going out of her way to praise the efforts of her colleagues. She makes everybody feel like they're a valued part of the team. Sarah is perceptive to both the personal and professional needs of the people around her and offers support, advice, and encouragement whenever necessary. She makes Parkview an incredible place to work!” ~Anonymous

Megan Greenberg (Parkview)
“Megan works so hard as a teacher leader at Parkview Elementary! She's always visible within the school community and at outside events, proving just how much she values this district and her role as a teacher. This district is so fortunate to have her leadership!” ~Anonymous

Katie Cummins (Galewood)
“She is such a breath of fresh air and a heart of gold she made my son's first day back amazing I love it when he can see her through the front doors and says my best friend is here and as a parent I think she makes such an impact on the kids at our school. please all parents take a moment and show Mrs. Cummins the love and support she gives our children. Thank you so much ❤️” ~Mrs. K

Kym Kletke (Parkview)
“Kym works so hard to provide opportunities for students both during and outside of the school day to become the best versions of themselves. She runs both the Fitness Club and the Student Council in addition to serving on leadership committees within the teaching staff. This all speaks volumes about the dedication she has toward this district. Kym is an Oriole through and through, and her enthusiasm for the district is contagious. I am thankful for her guidance and leadership as a teacher leader at Parkview.” ~Anonymous

Ken Wright (Washington/Parkview)
“Ken is one of the most innovative educators I've ever known. He's constantly working at creating engaging content and providing authentic opportunities for all of the students that he works with, and because he does that with every single student at TWO buildings, that's a LOT of students to impact! He does it with his whole heart, and the students can feel his enthusiasm. Students are thrilled about going to science to learn from Mr. Wright and are often buzzing about the content they learned and the tools they were able to explore. Ken is creating experiences for these students that they are going to talk about for years to come.” ~Anonymous

Kim Caudell (Parkview)
“She is the ultimate support! I am cherishing my days left with her as my principal. She is always there, always listens, always willing to help....and knows full well what it is like in the trenches. Thank you, Kim, for all you do!” ~ Natalie Keyton

Kim Caudell (Parkview)
“Kim is the most supportive and encouraging person I know. She constantly pushes me to be the best teacher I can be, while also providing the additional support and knowledge I need to do so. She has made my first year with Charlotte Public Schools more rewarding and positive than I could have ever hoped for. She truly cares about her staff, listens to our worries and concerns, and always has encouraging advice to offer, whether or not it’s related to teaching. She has put so much time and effort into genuinely getting to know her staff, as well as each and every student in the building. She has blessed me beyond belief and I am a better teacher and person because of al she has done for me.” ~Taylor Carew

Vicki Lumbert (Galewood/Parkview)
“Vicki works diligently to make sure programs fit the needs of the students she works with.” ~Anonymous

Kim Caudell (Parkview)
“Kim makes that teachers have the skills and materials they need to shine. I truly appreciate that about her.” ~Anonymous

Kim Caudell (Parkview)
“Kim offers endless support, love, and inspiration to the entire Parkview family. She goes above and beyond to ensure we can all be successful. She has given this school her heart and forever it holds her legacy.” ~Karen Scheurer

Week of April 01, 2019

Amber Hinterman (Central Office)
“Amber recently helped me navigate a few purchasing issues with several vendors. Despite the fact Amber wasn’t at fault for any of these problems, she was very quick to learn and help, all while keeping a positive attitude until the issues were resolved. She even spent 45+ minutes on the phone with a vendor and I as we tried to resolve the issues. Needless to say, I am very thankful to have someone as knowledgeable and willing to help as Amber in central office.” ~Tyler Bartolacci

Marty Husby (Aquatic Center)
“Marty continues to show his support and love for the pool. He is always willing to help and come when needed and works amazing with the community to serve swim lesson needs. There is not a week that goes by that someone isn't stopping in to see him or wanting Mr. Marty to give lessons!» ~Anonymous

Mike Sparks (Youth Recreation)
“Michael shows his commitment to CPS, by using his connections and meeting with coaches from all levels to gain a level of understanding from both our community groups and school groups to fill the gap in our athletic program. He is always kind, courteous and ready to make things happen.” ~Anonymous

Amber Hinterman (Central Office)
“Amber has gone above and beyond to make sure that I have a good understanding of how to handle accounting and that she has a good understanding of my office operations. By personally visiting my office, she was able to see existing procedures and give productive information to help ensure that all steps taken are in a manor that works for my department and the district.” ~Anonymous

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