School Improvement

  • The purpose of school improvement is to improve achievement and outcomes for every student by working to eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.

    We do this by collaboratively and continuously analyzing data and making decisions considering the unique needs of the learning community and the district's strategic plan.

    View progress reports for each school.


  • School Improvement Team Membership

    School Improvement Team elected October 2, 2023


    • Megan Baker, 2nd Grade Teacher
    • Melanie Biddell, Counselor
    • Nicole Bowling, Parent/PTA President
    • Karen Brinkley, 3rd Grade Teacher     
    • Alisa Burton, Counselor 
    • Casey East, 4th Grade Teacher, Process Manager 2          
    • Lauren Engelhaupt, Instructional Facilitator, Process Manager 1 
    • Kelly Esposito, 3rd Grade Teacher
    • Susan Gentry, Kindergarten Teacher
    • LaShara Gilkes, Principal
    • Lori Guetter, Interventionist
    • Tommy Hager, PE
    • Phyllis Kramer (Interventionist)
    • Renee Lottes (Parent)
    • Penny McNeill, Special Assistant to the Northwestern Area          
    • Lisa Mejeur, Intervention Facilitator        
    • Lisa Mentock, Special Education Teacher (K-5) 
    • Madison Olson, Art Teacher  
    • Nithyasankar Ravishankar, Instructional Assistant
    • Codi Rinehart, 5th Grade Teacher
    • Cynthia Sandora, Kindergarten Teacher 
    • Shauna Schmidt, 1st Grade Teacher
    • Mary Sparrow, 2nd Grade Teacher
    • Madison Steinkirchner, 1st Grade teacher
    • Danielle Stewart, Assistant Principal
    • Andrew Winkler, Parent


  • School Improvement Meetings

    • September 19, 2023 at 8:00am
    • October 17, 2023 at 8:00am
    • November 21, 2023 at 8:00am
    • December 19, 2023 at 8:00am
    • January 23, 2024 at 8:00am
    • February 27, 2024 at 8:00am
    • March 19, 2024 at 8:00am
    • April 16, 2024 at 8:00am
    • May 21, 2024 at 8:00am
    • June 13, 2024 at 8:00am

    School Improvement Team Meetings are held in-person at Pleasant Grove Elementary in the Media Center. 


    If you are interested in attending a School Improvement Team meeting or learning more about school improvement at Pleasant Grove, please contact our Principal at or 919-694-8770.





Indistar Login

Our school improvement team will use the Indistar system, known in North Carolina as NCStar, to access and maintain our plan.  To view our School Improvement Plan, log in using the credentials below.

  • Indistar Username: GuestS18599

  • Indistar Password: GuestS18599