The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the appointments of Jeffrey Cook as principal at Wilson STEM Academy, Joyce Fullington as principal at Villa Heights, Courtlyn Reeves as principal at Greenway Park Elementary and Gerri Parker as interim chief human resources officer at its Feb. 13 meeting.
Cook has been headmaster at Urban Science Academy in Boston since 2014 and was assistant headmaster/senior curriculum access specialist at the school from 2005 to 2014. He was a principal intern and teacher at Newton South High in Newton, Mass., from 2003 to 2005 and was a teacher and student support coordinator at Media and Technology Charter High in Boston from 2000 to 2003. He also taught at Cooper Middle in McLean, Va., from 1998 to 2000 and was with Teach for America at Bunn Elementary in Enfield, N.C., from 1995 to 1997. Cook earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a master’s degree in Education, Risk and Prevention from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass. He also earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Fullington has been assistant principal at Albemarle Road Elementary since 2015. She was assistant principal at Bain Elementary from 2012 to 2015, dean of students at the school from 2011 to 2012 and a math/science facilitator at Berewick Elementary from 2009 to 2011. She also was a principal intern at Endhaven Elementary from 2007 to 2009, a teacher at the school from 2002 to 2009 and a teacher at Belleview Elementary in Rock Hill, S.C., from 1993 to 2002. Fullington earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winthrop University, Rock Hill; a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.; and a school administration certification from Wingate University, Wingate, N.C.
Reeves has been assistant principal at Zebulon B. Vance High since 2015. He was dean of students at North Mecklenburg High from 2014 to 2015 and was a teacher at the school from 2013 to 2014. Reeves also taught at Vance High from 2011 to 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and journalism from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., and a master’s degree in education in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.
Two principals also will be transferring to other schools. Alejandra Garcia will move to Governors Village STEM Academy from Nations Ford Elementary. Carmen Concepcion will move to the Albemarle Road relief school from Oaklawn Language Academy.