CHARLOTTE – Jay Hancock, who has served as the interim head of school at Carmel Christian School since April 2018, will step into the role permanently.
Hancock will lead the growing Christian private K-12 school of more than 930 students.
“Dr. Hancock has over 25 years of leadership experience,” said Beth Brown, school board member and head of school search team. “He has devoted a considerable part of his ministry supporting and advancing the cause of Christian education. He is passionate about creating an excellent academic program with a biblical worldview at CCS.”
He most recently served as the executive pastor at Carmel Baptist Church, where his responsibilities included overseeing the school ministry.
“I’m very grateful to serve the school that I love and I’m humbled to be selected as the next head of school,” Hancock said. “Thank you to everyone who has offered encouraging words and prayers during the past 11 months as I served as interim head of school.”
As he begins his tenure at Carmel Christian, Hancock recognizes it is important to provide an excellent, rigorous academic program. He also believes students should learn how to truly abide in Christ, to build relationships that matter for eternity, to live the gospel in word and deed, and to invest everything they have in the mission of Christ.
CMS makes key hires
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools appointed Tangela Williams as superintendent of the Southeast Learning Community.
Williams has been the executive director of the Southwest Learning Community since 2018. She’s held leadership roles within the learning community level of the district since 2015.
She’s also served as principal at Statesville Road Elementary and University Meadows Elementary.
CMS appointed Jane Armbruster as principal of Providence Spring Elementary.
Armbruster has worked as assistant principal at Elon Park Elementary since 2014. She has served in the same role at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary, as well as taught at McAlpine Elementary, Berewick Elementary, Park Road Montessori and University Park Creative Arts School.