The new leader of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools named the first members of his executive team.
Longtime CMS exec Ann Clark will stay with the district, now as deputy superintendent. She will earn a salary of $190,000.
Superintendent Heath Morrison also promoted from within to hire a chief of staff. Earnest Winston will earn $130,000 for the new job. His previous position of executive coordinator paid him close to $74,000
Morrison then went outside with his two other hires. Millard House comes from Tulsa, Oklahoma to be the new chief operating officer. Frank Barnes will be the new chief accountability officer, coming from Boston where he holds the same position.
Both will make $160,000 a year.
"You need to know if you get information from our school district that you can trust it," Barnes said. "And that's one of the first things I’m focused on doing."
Morrison said he's still looking for candidates to fill the position of chief information officer.