• The cornerstone of the NC educational process is the “The ABCs of Public Education”. This educational effort seeks to raise student achievement statewide through increased accountability and local control in educational decision-making. Mandated in this law, is the formation of “Site-based Management Teams” (SbMTs) at all North Carolina schools. These teams are chartered with the authority to guide much of the operational and educational processes of the school. This site-based management approach shifts decision-making from the state, superintendent, and school board to those with a personal, vested interest in this community: our school’s educational staff and parents.

    The Site-based Management Team of Health Sciences Aademy @ Monroe Middle School is comprised of teachers representing each department, classified staff, parent representatives elected by the parents, other administrators, and the principal. The members of the SbMT work together to implement plans and processes that promote learning, create a safe and effective educational environment, and assist each and every child in reaching their maximum potential.

    The SbMT has worked together to develop and publish a “School Improvement Plan”, which can be found along with the minutes of the meetings on the school’s website. This plan outlines the objectives our school is implementing to strengthen student performance in accordance with the requirements set by the State Board of Education and the specific criteria with which we intend to measure our progress toward these goals. The plan incorporates goals for increasing student performance, safety and security, professional development of staff, supporting parental involvement, equity, and more effective school operation. This plan is annually submitted for approval by the Union County Board of Education and periodically reviewed by outside organizations.

    The topics discussed by the Health Sciences Academy @ Monroe Middle School SbMT are varied and wide-reaching. The team plans how state and local funding for the school will be spent annually and recommends suggestions to the Parent Council for additional school needs. The team submits requests to the county for ongoing capital improvements and determines how to best implement state and county policies within the school. Feedback is provided to the staff on activities to promote collaboration with parents. The SbMT researches new ways to increase the effectiveness of the dedicated teaching staff and focuses on the needs of each and every individual student. The team seeks to support the efforts of the teachers within the student’s homes, and the efforts of the families within the school. Parent team members are charged with bringing forth the concerns, ideas, questions, and support of all parents.

    Each month, minutes of the team’s meeting will be reported on the school’s website. Parents and staff members are encouraged to help us with improving all areas of education at Health Sciences Academy @ Monroe Middle School. Your opinions, suggestions, and needs are important.

    Below are the by-laws for all North Carolina Site Base Management Teams as dictated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

    • By-Laws for SBMT


    • : Site-Based Team Facilitator
    • Dawn Robinson, Teresa Hernandez: 8th Grade Parent Representative
    • Jennifer Melendez: 8th Grade Parent Representative
    • Myles Kuly: 6th Grade
    • Thomasina Little: 7th Grade
    • Lindsey Gallagher: 8th Grade
    • Kurt Varney: Athletic Director/Related Arts
    • Simone Guerrero: Classified Representative
    • Benita Smith: Teacher Assistant, EC Representative
    • Geydis Guadalupe: MCSL (Instruction)
    • Cassandra Davis: School Counselor
    • Sandra Lewis: MTSS
    • Lorenzo Johnson: Assistant Principal
    • Sheila Levesque: Assistant Principal, NC Star Processor
    • : Assistant Principal
    • Trena Marshall: Assistant Principal
    • : Assistant Principal
    • Dr. Angela Foster, Principal, NC Star Representative

Upcoming Meetings

    • January 3, 2024
    • February 7, 2024
    • March 6, 2024
    • April 3, 2024 (No Meeting, Spring Break)
    • May 1, 2024

Meeting Notes

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2023-2024 NCStar/School Improvement Plan Indicators

    • A1.07 - all teachers employ effective classroom management (7 Habits, PBIS, CHAMPS, St. Behavior Plans)
    • A2.04 - instructional teams develop standards-aligned units of instruction (MCSL and PLCs)      
    • A4.01-  the school implements a tiered instructional system to deliver evidence-based instruction aligned with individual student needs (MTSS)
    • E.1.06 - the school regularly communicates with parents and guardians about expectations and importance of the Curriculum