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Palisades Park
Elementary School
15321 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Courier #: 493
P: 980-343-9895  |  F: 980-343-2453 
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-5
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School Improvement Team

School Improvement Team (SIT)

To access our School Improvement Plan, visit  and use GuestS16809 as username and password. Guest Access will allow stakeholders to review the School Improvement Plan, School Leadership Team members (with date of election), Agendas, and Meeting Minutes. Once inside the platform, please select the second tab, labeled “Reports/ Wise Ways/ Indicators & Rubrics.” Then select “Comprehensive Report,” located in the Student Success Indicators box.


Members of the School Improvement Team (SIT) are directly involved in the development and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan, and as appropriate, some of the day-to-day operations of the school.

The School Leadership Team:

  • Facilitates the development of the School Improvement Plan.
  • Uses data as the driving force to create programmatic instructional change.
  • Monitors, assesses, and amends the School Improvement Plan, as needed.
  • Advances policies and procedures that enhance achievement and meet educational, safety and parent involvement goals.
  • Facilitates communication within the Professional Learning Community.
  • Builds the capacity of the school to address parent and staff concerns.
2022-23 School Improvement Team Members:
Philip Steffes, Principal
Michelle Bennett, Assistant Principal
Megan Mayberry,  Elected Parent, K-2nd Member at Large
Lilian Matingkwony, Elected Parent, 3rd-5th Member at Large
Nicole Sodrick,  Elected Parent, 1st Grade Representative
Manjari Rao, Elected Parent, 3rd Grade Representative
Andrea Boykin, Elected Parent, 4th Grade Representative
Ann Milton, Elected Parent, 5th Grade Representative
Megan Wetzel, PTSA President
Meagan Missigman, Elected Teacher Repesentative (2nd-3rd grades)
Kari Jones, Elected Teacher Representative (k-1st grades)
Marla Chaney, Elected Teacher Representative (4th-5th grades)
Marilyn Wilbanks, Elected Staff Representative (Support Staff/Special Areas)
Teacher Assistant Representative, Sherry Paradis

School Improvement Team meeting schedule for 2022-23: 
8/22/22(+), 9/12/22, 10/24/22 (+), 11/28/22 (*), 1/30/23(+), 2/27/23(*). 3/27/23(+), 4/25/23(*), 6/5/23(+)
Time: 5:00pm (* Virtual, + In-person in Media Center)
Virtual Link: PPES SLT LINK
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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