French to take over at Pineville Elementary
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools named Bobby French as principal at Pineville Elementary on June 4.
French has worked as assistant principal at Lake Wylie Elementary since 2017.
His school leadership experience includes stints as interim assistant principal at Pineville Elementary in 2018, interim principal at Lake Wylie Elementary from 2017 to 2018, assistant principal at Olympic Community of Schools from 2015 to 2017 and assistant principal at Ardrey Kell High from 2013 to 2015.
He started teaching at CMS in 2008.
McCauley promoted to principal at Hawk Ridge
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has promoted Christy McCauley to principal at Hawk Ridge Elementary.
McCauley has been working as assistant principal at Hawk Ridge Elementary since 2018.
Her career includes stints as assistant principal at Steele Creek Elementary from 2012 to 2018, dean of students at Oaklawn Language Academy from 2011 to 2012, magnet coordinator at Idlewild Elementary from 2010 to 2011 and teacher at Idlewild Elementary from 2003 to 2010.
Former Elon Park staffer promoted to principal
CHARLOTTE – Chuck Fortuna, who was principal at Elon Park Elementary from 2011 to 2017, was named principal at Davidson Elementary on June 4.
Fortuna has served as principal at Highland Renaissance Academy since 2017.
He joined CMS as a teacher in 2005.
Tate Cares Giving Campaign Raises $161,000
CHARLOTTE – Allen Tate Realtors and employees contributed $161,000 to local arts and cultural programs and United Way agencies in the Carolinas through its Tate Cares combined giving campaign.
The month-long campaign was held in March and April.
“Our Realtors and employees are generous, caring people who want to positively impact the local communities where they live and work,” said Pat Riley, Allen Tate Companies president and CEO. “Quality of life is tied to relocation decisions by companies and individuals. Tate Cares allows us to make a difference,”
Allen Tate agents and employees have contributed more than $5.22 million in 22 years through Tate Cares.
Medical team helps performs surgeries in Panama
CHARLOTTE – In three and a half days, a medical team made up of 50 providers from OrthoCarolina, Atrium Health and Novant Health performed 60 total hip and knee replacements on 54 patients on a recent mission to Panama.
This is the largest number of joint replacements performed to date since Operation Walk Carolinas took its first trip to Cuba in 2017.
While in Panama, the Operation Walk Carolinas medical team also hosted professional education training for local physicians about advanced orthopedic treatments and care.
Specialized medical care is rare in Panama, meaning people there have relatively little or no access to life-changing surgeries such as hip and knee replacements.
Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Aviation provided transportation for the 2019 Panama mission, along with additional volunteers.
Visit www.opwalkcarolinas.org for details.
United Way gives $26.4M
CHARLOTTE – United Way of Central Carolinas announced the investment of $26.4 million in communities across the Charlotte region, supporting more than 100 programs and initiatives that are strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility and providing a safety net for people in need.
Made possible by corporate and individual donors, the investment includes $17.7 million for UWCC’s community impact strategy – with funding for its United Neighborhoods, Unite Charlotte and Impact Grants programs. It also includes $8.7 million for community agencies as directed by donors.
“We know change won’t happen in isolation, so we are thankful to have the ability to make a collective impact through the efforts of hundreds of dedicated organizations and thousands of individuals,” UWCC President and CEO Laura Clark said.