New CMS superintendent sworn in as district approaches new school year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston was sworn in during a ceremony Tuesday evening.

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Winston started his morning in front of 400 new CMS teachers.

He read them a personal letter from his deceased mother that he felt would inspire them.

“It was just her way of saying, ‘I’m still with you. I may not be physically right next to you, but I’m here with you. You can do this.’ And so, the encouragement that I took away from that letter, I wanted to encourage our newest teachers as well,” Winston said.

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>> With the new school year less than two weeks away, Winston shared his goals with Channel 9’s Gina Esposito. Watch their interview in the video at the top of this page.

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