Heath Morrison, who became Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent July 1, will name four top administrators at a special school board meeting Monday.
Morrison will name a deputy superintendent, chief of staff, chief operating officer and chief accountability officer, CMS spokeswoman Stacy Sneed said Tuesday.
Those picks will give the first glimpse of his leadership team, with more appointments likely to come. For instance, Morrison has said Chief Academic Officer Ann Clark, who was also a finalist for the top job, will play a key role on his team. If she is named to a new post, her job will need to be filled.
Taxpayer advocates will be watching to see how many central-office lieutenants he names and what they’re paid. Morrison’s compensation package is worth just over $300,000 a year, similar to that of his predecessor, Peter Gorman.
Gorman named a deputy shortly after he was hired in 2006, but later abolished that job as the district faced budget cuts. Hugh Hattabaugh was chief operating officer until being named interim superintendent last summer; he kept his old job vacant. The chief accountability post, responsible for data and testing, has been open since Robert Avossa became superintendent of Fulton County Schools in Atlanta last summer.
CMS has not had a chief of staff in recent years.
Since Chief Information Officer Scott Muri left this spring to work with Avossa in Fulton County, CMS has not had anyone in charge of technology, with a high-profile conversion to wireless internet in schools looming. It’s not clear whether Morrison plans to assign those duties to one of the new appointees or is still recruiting for that job.
The meeting will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the meeting chamber of the Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. It is open to the public.