The Reopening Taskforce

  • Taskforce iconThe GCS Reopening Task Force tackled many obstacles over the course of the 18 months following school closure. 

    Initially, the Reopening Task Force focused on returning the largest number of students for the greatest amount of time while keeping students and staff healthy and safe, focusing first on the return of the most vulnerable student groups. 

    Following re-entry planning, the Task Force carefully examined research on learning loss and developed programs to address learning loss including comprehensive summer programs, learning hubs and high-dosage tutoring efforts.

    The Task Force also recently helped to inform priorities for the unprecedented ESSER funding to drive program planning. 

Taskforce Members

  • Last Name First Name Title
    Alphin Carla HR - Director Employee Relations
    Arce Dris (Janelly)  English Teacher - Dudley High
    Armond Arlisa Principal - Southwest Guilford MS
    Baker Amy Parent - NWHS
    Beasley Kristen Teacher - Gateway Education Center
    Beaupre Teresa Parent - Page High School
    Bennett Lisa  Office Support III - Laughlin PDC
    Bernard Paulette Parent - Swann Middle School (2017 VOM; GCS Calendar Committee
    Bey Annette Guilford County Medical Director 
    Boddie Michelle Parent - Jamestown Elementary School (2019 VOM)
    Brady Lande Coordinator Online Content
    Brenner Lisa Director Social Emotional Learning & Character Ed
    Brisby (Ann) Kelli Parent - Northern MS + HS
    Broadnax Marquise Teacher - Allen Middle
    Brown Katrinka Principal - Jackson Middle School
    Brown Lane Director, Grants Acquisition
    Brown Patrice Principal - Western Guilford Middle School
    Brown Douglas Teacher-Vandalia Elementary
    Bullock Patricia Teacher Assistant - Triangle Lake Montessori
    Burnett Ebony  Community Support 
    Campbell Don  CEM - Emergency Managent Division Director 
    Cantey Joy Director, Literacy Pre k-12
    Carr Kevin Principal - Haynes-Inman
    Carr Nora Chief of Staff
    Chillis Eboni CTE Executive Director
    Clark Deon Parent - pastor
    Cooper Jennifer  Principal - Mills Road Elementary
    Daniel Deanna  Principal - Oak View Elementary
    Dillard Debika Staff - EC PreK Supervisor to Student Svcs
    Dixon Dolores Parent Volunteer and Retired Educator
    Draper Angela Principal - Falkener Elementary School
    Edwards Wanda Director of Communications
    Edwards Amanda Parent - Andrews HS
    England Kate  Insight Education 
    Ermentrout Dania Parent - public separate
    Flores-Ballesteros Carla Principal- Allen Jay Elementary
    Freeman Faith Director of STEM
    Funderburk Kim Director, Guilford Parent Academy 
    Galiotti Louis  Principal - Doris Henderson Newcomer's School
    Gary Richard Teacher - McLeansville Elementary
    Geer Amy  Psychologist Early Learning
    Getrouw-Moore Jasmine Executive Director Equity & Inclusion
    Grier Yvetta Director Health Services & Nursing
    Griffith Legette Christine Parent - Penn Griffin 
    Haile Andy Parent - NWHS
    Haislip Becki Supervisor, K-12 Health and Physical Education 
    Hamm Shanda Teacher - The Early/Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro
    Harris Ashauna Principal - Welborn Academy  
    Harris Darrell  Principal - The Academy at Smith 
    Harris Karen Teacher - SCALE-Greensboro
    Harris Lissa Community Member - Parents Supporting Parents
    Hawkins  Jacqui  EC Parent Liaison
    Haxton Brandon Director Building Services
    Hayes Mayra Director English Language Learners
    Hebbard Leigh Director of Activities, Athletics, and Drivers Education
    Hege Abe Principal - Fairview Elementary School
    Henry Angie CFO/COO
    Hettenbach Mike Principal - Southwest High School
    Higgins Angela Teacher - Wiley Elementary School 
    Holland William "Will" Teacher - Allen Jay Prep
    Holton Michael Teacher - GTCC Middle College GSO
    Hooker Alan HR - Director Benefits
    Hornfeck Dan  Parent - Grimsley
    Huskins Chesley Teacher - Newcomers School
    Ibrahim Ashley  Parent - Reedy Fork ES, Brown Summit MS; Staff - TA @ Hunter
    Jackson Rev.  Parent - SEHS
    Jackson Tamara Teacher - Pilot Elementary
    Johnson Tina Principal - Lindley Elementary School
    Jones Leigh  School Support Officer - English Road
    Jones Kyva HR - Director of Recruiting
    Jones Kheesa Parent - McNair Elementary School
    Joyner Regina Bus Driver - Magnet East
    Keener Noel Principal - Northeast Guilford High School
    Kemp Darcy Principal - Principal Brooks Global
    Kinderman Katie Teacher - Southeast Guilford Middle
    King Jamie Assistant Superintendent TLPD 
    Knight Misty  Parent - Washington ES
    Koren Andy Community Member - Rabbi, Temple Emanuel 
    LaClair Michael HR - Executive Director - HR Operations
    Leeper Joshua Staff - Volunteers + Partnerships
    Little Leigh Ann Program Manager, Summer Arts Institute
    Lloyd Casey Principal - Alderman Elementary School
    Lopez Pagan Omar Parent - Jones ES
    Loschin Penny Principal - Oak Ridge Elementary
    Luciano Ron Principal - Jones Elementary School
    Mackey Ronda School Nutrition Manager - Brightwood Elementary
    Maldonado Vanessa Parent - Eastern MS
    Maness Jusmar School Support Officer
    Marshall Melvin Principal - Smith High School
    Massey Tabitha Parent-Sedalia Elementary
    Matson Marshall Chief of Schools
    McCain Valerie Teacher - Ferndale Middle
    McCain Brian Principal - Nathanael Greene
    McHam Vernon  Director CTE Business Partnerships
    McKenzie Janiese  Principal - Northern Guilford High School
    McNeill Angela  Principal - Eastern Guilford Middle
    Mitchell Elizabeth  3rd Grade Teacher - Southwest Guilford Elementary
    Monell Angela  Assistant Principal - Southwest Guilford High 
    Moore Tashia Parent - EC
    Moore Pam  Director Enrichment
    Morehead (Carter) Danielle Teacher - General Greene Elementary
    Morgan Rodney Teacher - Northern Middle School
    Morrison Shirley Chief Human Resources Officer
    Newlin Gregory  Principal - Western Guilford High
    Nixon-Greene Shelley Principal - High Point Central High School
    Oakley Whitney Chief Academic Officer
    Odum Blake Youth Development Coordinator
    Parker Demurial Community Member - Parents Supporting Parents
    Patterson Denise Interim Chief Student Services Officer
    Pendergrass Amy Director - Early Learning 
    Perez Rosa Maya Parent 
    Perkins Tiffany Executive Director - Professional Learning and Leadership
    Permar Jonathan Director of Social Studies, K-12
    Pilling Kimberly  Dirctor Global Languages
    Plunkett Charles Director Senior Payroll
    Plybon Kenerly Rosemary Parent - Jones ES/Swann MS
    Poole Mildred  President PTA Council
    Portee Nicole Senior Executive Director Operations Sys Support
    Poteat Wendy Say Yes Guilford
    Readus Johnita Principal - Bluford Elementary School
    Reyes Hernandez Olivia Parent-Jackson Middle
    Richmond IV Robert  Principal - Northern Guilford Elementary
    Roberson Tanicka Principal - Scale High Point
    Rosemann Amanda Say Yes Guilford
    Salmon-Hosey Candace Executive Director Information Technology 
    Santiago Tara-Ann Supervisor EC
    Satterwhite  Ivy Teacher Assistant - Peck Elementary School   
    Savage Shayla Principal - Union Hill Elementary School
    Seagraves Mark Principal - Southeast High School
    Shoptaw Nora District Relations Program Admin Communications
    Sidbury Precious Teacher - Jackson Middle
    Sillis Sarah Elizabeth Parent 
    Silvers Janson Staff - Media Relations
    Simmons Johnny Senior Executive Director Facilities/Maintenance
    Skelton-Jarrel Paula  Guilford County Council of PTAs - VP
    Smith Evangeline School Nutrition Manager - Northwest Middle 
    Spearman T. Anthony Parent (grandparent) - Middle College; President, NAACP
    Steen Susan Principal - Northwood Elementary School
    Steinke Kimberly  Assistant Superintendent Exceptional Children Services 
    Stephens Sonya Chief Performance Officer
    Stevens Kathleen Director Math Pre K-12
    Stipe-Zendle Shirley Principal / School Support Officer
    Strange Natalie Director of Library & Media Services
    Stricker Jason  Insight Education 
    Suzan  Mary Bus Driver - Andrews/Southwest
    Ta Phong Parent - Fairview ES
    Tangredi Anthony Teacher - The Academy at Smith
    Thigpen Michelle Principal - Southwest Guilford Elementary School
    Thompson Stafford Community Member - SVP, Life Product Management, Lincoln Financial
    Timmons-McLaughlin Lise Principal - Dudley High
    Tolliver Chris School Support Officer
    Townsend Eric  Director of Communications - Elon Law 
    Traumuller Lindsay  Principal
    Travers Paul Principal - Washington Elementary 
    Trexler Tara Senior Finance Officer
    Triplett Ashley Principal - Peck Elementary
    Turner Michele Teachers - Vandalia Elementary
    Vample    Valarie Guilford County Council of PTAs - VP
    Vann Iulia  Guilford County Assistant Health Director
    Vecchione Kristen Principal - Mendenhall Middle
    Voncannon Bryant Teacher - Parkview Village Elementary
    Walden Weaver School Support Officer
    Walden Tonisha Director Professional Learning
    Walter Christian  Assistant Principal - Western Guilford Middle
    Warren Todd Teacher GCAE President
    Watson Marlon Executive Director Transportation
    Webb Laura Parent/Teacher - Christine Joyner Greene
    Welborn Linda Board Member - Guilford County Board of Ed.
    Wells Rachel TEAMSTER Local Representative
    Wilds Rodney Executive Director Equity Student Achievement
    Wiles Susan Teacher - Morehead Elementary
    Williams Jimmi Communities in Schools
    Wilson Clinton Supervisor HS Counseling
    Wilson Linda Director, Community and Business Partnerships
    Winslow Margaret Director Policy
    Wohlgemuth Teddy Principal - Kiser Middle School
    Wolverton  Michelle Principal - Hunter Elementary School
    Woodbury Malishai "Shai" Director, Community and Parent Partnerships
    Yates Alison HR - Director of Staffing
    Young Ashley Principal - Northwest Guilford High 
Last Modified on August 3, 2021