Instructional Leadership Team

Instructional Collaboration

The instructional staff of Cultural Arts Academy Charter School meets frequently as a team.  Instructional leaders, general professors, and specialized professors design our learning units and assessments collaboratively.  The input of each of our team members is valued. By modeling this consistent synergy, we can expect the same cooperation in our students.

Instructional Leadership  

We have a group of leaders in our school with extensive classroom experience who are a direct support to our teachers.

Dr. Laurie B. Midgette - Founding Principal / Head of School

Joy Thompson - Director of Content and Curriculum

Anthony McLaurin - Mathematics Instructional Specialist

Nicole Odigie - English Language Arts Instructional Specialist 

Christine Doerrlamm - English Language Arts Instructional Specialist 

Kimberly Jones - Director of the Arts & Physical Education

David Mercaldo - International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Coordinator

Maria Morales - Leader in Me Coordinator

Grade Level Teams

We recognize the importance of supporting our lead teachers, as they are the direct support to our students.  We recognize that our specialized teachers are lead teachers in their own regard for music, drama, visual arts, dance, physical education/health, and Spanish.  For this reason, we make an effort to include our special teachers and instructional leaders in our grade level meetings. The purpose of the grade level meetings are to plan for the delivery, facilitating, and assessing of our transdisciplinary inquiry units and common core standards in both general classes and in the arts classes.