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 12
  • October 10
  • November 16
  • December 12
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12

SIT Members

Michelle Berry
Tamara Brown
Carolyn Barbee
Special Services

Chad Upton
Norma Welsh
Title I
Donna Justice
Instructional Support
Brooke Rhodarmer
1st Grade
Penny Caldwell
Assistant Principal
Lissa Pedersen
At Large
Tiffany Edwards
2nd Grade 
Hope Lukacena
4th Grade

Christy Reason
3rd Grade 
Rebecca Dodd
Curriculum Coach
 Laura Byers
Title I 
This team was elected in June 2017.
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