IMG_0279My experience with CMS started like many – as a parent. My desire to make my children’s schools work better gave me the opportunity to make lots of children’s schools work better. I have worked with students individually in the classroom and with teachers and parents in School Leadership Teams and PTA Leadership. I have worked with alumni and community partners to expand the possibilities of what could happen at a public school through my work with school foundations, and with stakeholders in education, housing, and community services to address the need for early learning in all communities in Charlotte. I am excited about the possibilities and challenges before us and am ready to get to work!


  • Myers Park High School PTA Co-President
  • A.G. Middle School PTA Co-President
  • Myers Park High School Foundation founding board member
  • East Mecklenburg High School Foundation board member
  • School Leadership Team – Sharon Elementary, A.G. Middle School, Myers Park High School
  • Heart Math Tutor for 7 years at Bruns Elementary and Winterfield Elementary
  • Advocacy work with Together4Meck Campaign, Public School Friends, MeckFUTURE, and DVA Mayor’s Youth Press corps

Community Involvement

Faith Community

  • Providence Baptist Church member for 30 years
  • Chair, Stewardship Committee, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday School Director
  • Former Deacon, children’s programming leader


  • Lexington NC native, daughter of a dairy farmer and teacher
  • Wake Forest University graduate with a BS in Accounting
  • Licensed CPA (retired)
  • Public accounting with Ernst and Whinney in Raleigh
  • Formerly Assistant Controller with The John Crosland Company, and Crosland Erwin Associates in Charlotte
  • Married to Harrison Marshall and parents of two daughters who are Myers Park High School graduates