MeckEd recognizes effective leaders and community engagement are essential to a public education system that graduates students who are college- or career-ready. We serve as a connector to unite civic and faith-based organizations, community leaders, parents, teachers, CMS, businesses, and other stakeholders around a shared vision for our public schools.
Program of Work
Career Pathways Program
MeckEd launched the Career Pathways Program in August 2012 to directly address the urgent need to help students graduate from CMS college- or career-ready. The Career Pathways Program will create a coherent pipeline from K-12 to post-secondary education to help students access pathways toward 21st-century career opportunities.
Annual Community Breakfast
MeckEd’s Annual Community Breakfast: What’s Possible in Public Education brings together members of our community in support of public education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.The breakfast features a keynote address, a panel discussion about public education in our community, and a presentation of the “MeckEd Education Champion of the Year” award.
The 2012 breakfast featured a keynote address from Dr. Steve Perry, as well as an address from CMS Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison. Pat Riley was honored as the MeckEd Education Champion of the Year.
MeckEd Teachers of Excellence
Each year, MeckEd will honor exceptional CMS teachers who are leaders in their school communities, who make positive strides in the classroom, and who have mastered instructional best practices. The teachers are nominated by their principals and chosen based on several criteria.
Educators Advisory Council
MeckEd’s Teachers of Excellence advise the CMS superintendent and the district on various subjects from the viewpoint of effective teachers.
MeckEd Education e-Newsletter
The MeckEd weekly e-Newsletter features a compilation of local, state and national education news and comes out each Wednesday morning. Stay on top of the latest education news.
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MeckEd engages the community by providing platforms for citizens to weigh in on timely, local education matters. Attend the next Community Conversation.
Virtual Resource Center
School Leadership Series
MeckEd offers a series of targeted workshops for community leaders interested in running for elected office, serving on School Leadership Teams, or serving as effective citizen leaders for our local public schools. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops.