School Improvement Team

School Improvement Teams are required by North Carolina law to develop school improvement plans. The team is comprised of the principal of each school, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school. The representatives are elected by their respective groups (such as the PTA/PTO for parents). 

The General Assembly of North Carolina views parental involvement as a critical component of school success and positive student achievement. It is the intent of NC that parents, along with teachers, have a substantial role in developing school improvement plans. [NC General Statutes 115C-105.27]. Buncombe County Schools encourage and endorse shared decision making as evident in our mission statement, Core Values and various policy directives.


SIT Meetings

Upcoming School Improvement Team Meetings
Meetings are in the Media Center at 3:00 pm
  • September 3, 2015
  • November 5, 2015
  • January 7, 2016
  • March 3, 2016
  • May 5, 2016

SIT Members

Michelle Berry
Tamara Brown
Cindy Ellis
Special Services
Kathy Schultz
Carleene Finger
Norma Welsh
Title I
Angie Hawkins
Instructional Support
Amy Vaughn
1st Grade
Dana Haney
Assistant Principal
Cara Lewis
At Large
Christy Reason
2nd Grade 
Cynthia Rhinehart
4th Grade
Carol DeGroot
Rebecca Gillespie
3rd Grade 
April Wright
Curriculum Coach
 Penny Caldwell
Title I 
This team was elected in June 2014.
To contact any members of this team, please call us at (828) 683-2341 or by writing to 
Leicester Elementary School
31 Gilbert Road
Leicester, NC 28748

SIT Minutes

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