CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison will visit four schools Monday, his first official day on the job.
Its part of his mission to connect with employees, students, parents and the public as he figures out his first moves as the leader of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the nations 19th-largest school district.
Even before he left his job in Reno, Nev., he made four trips to Charlotte and released his entry plan, which includes an extensive roster of groups he hopes to connect with in the first 90 days. Hes known for getting up around 4 a.m., and hell start his employee meetings with a 7 a.m. visit to a Craig Avenue transportation office.
He has resolved to visit all 159 schools in his first 100 days. CMS has an online tracking map, with virtual pushpins and photos marking the eight he visited this spring.
Morrison will add Independence High and Endhaven, Albemarle Road and Statesville Road elementary schools on Monday, talking to students and teachers taking part in summer programs there.
CMS hasnt released his schedule beyond Monday. But the Charlotte branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is inviting the public to attend a discussion with Morrison on Tuesday afternoon.
Beyond meeting the public, Morrison will be plunged into the task of finishing a 2012-13 budget and preparing for the Aug. 27 opening of schools.
Morrison just completed his third year as superintendent of Washoe County Schools, a district less than half the size of CMS. During that time, he was named Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators, and the district won other state and national awards during his tenure.