CIS is excited to welcome Molly Shaw as our new Executive Director! Since officially taking over the executive director role on April 11 from interim director Marian Yates, Molly has been visiting school sites and spending time with students, getting to know the staff, and meeting with numerous community partners.
“I am thrilled to be leading such an incredible organization,” says Shaw. “As I get to know our staff and learn more about the details and scope of our services, I continue to be amazed at the level of dedication and passion exhibited by staff. My primary goal right now is to listen and learn from our own staff as well as our many partners. I do know that the need has never been greater in Charlotte’s public schools for the type of services and relationships that Communities In Schools provides to students and parents. As in the past, CIS will continue to work closely with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to develop a strategic plan that enables us to support as many students in need as we possibly can.”
Molly is a native of Durham, NC and a Davidson College graduate. In 2008, she earned a Master’s of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining CIS, Molly was the executive director of The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI), an initiative designed to strengthen teaching in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She also spent several years at Davidson College serving in various roles, including Director of Parent Programs, Capital Gifts Officer and Annual Fund Assistant Director. She is married to David Webb, and in her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors. Welcome, Molly!