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CMCSS Administrative Announcements in February 2023

February 28, 2023

CMCSS has three administrative announcements.

Director of Certified Employment

Patti Koloski has been selected as the Director of Certified Employment, replacing Melissa Izatt who has been selected as the Chief Human Resources Officer effective April 1. The title was previously named the Director of Educator Quality. With an ongoing effort to streamline and improve services and support from the District, the position has been renamed and Dr. Erica Christmas’ title has changed to Director of Classified Employment.

Koloski has served as the Employee Relations Specialist since February 2022. Previously, she served for 7 years as principal and 5 years as assistant principal at Glenellen Elementary School. She has 31 years of experience in education as a teacher, academic coach, and administrator, working in public, private, and military school communities. Under her leadership, Glenellen was named a Reward School four times for performing in the top 5% of schools in the state. She earned her M.A. in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University and B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She received her Administrative Endorsement from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Northwest High School Assistant Principal

Michael Johnson has been selected as an assistant principal at Northwest High School, beginning the 2023-2024 school year. He currently serves as the Student Support Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director at Northwest High, in addition to other school-based leadership roles. Johnson began his career with CMCSS in 2014 and has served as a music educator at Pisgah Elementary and Northwest High schools. Additionally, he has over 15 years of experience as a teacher, music minister, and accompanist for local churches and at Austin Peay State University. Johnson is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Austin Peay State University where he earned his Ed.S. in Secondary Education and Educational Technology, M.S. in Management and Leadership, and B.S. in Music Education, Voice and Piano. He completed the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy and the CMCSS Leadership Development Class Series.

West Creek High School Assistant Principal

Charlcie Fordham has been selected as an assistant principal at West Creek High School, beginning the 2023-2024 school year. She currently serves as an EL teacher and in several school-based leadership roles at West Creek High School. Fordham began her career with CMCSS in 2002, and has taught Spanish and EL at Clarksville High, Kenwood High, and West Creek High schools. Over her 21 years in public education, she has served in numerous school- and district-level leadership roles. She earned the designation of Teacher of the Year in 2007 and 2022 and has twice been the recipient of a yearbook dedication. Fordham received her ESL endorsement from Lipscomb University and earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and B.A. from Austin Peay State University. She completed the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy.