Dr. Sharon Jones is a faculty member at Central Piedmont Community college, where she leads and continues to develop the SAS Program in the Continuing and Corporate Education department. Dr. Jones has been in education for 14 years as a Career and Technical Education teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Wake County Schools and as an industry trainer. She has taught courses in computer programming, web design, eCommerce, Computer Science Principles and SAS programming. She has presented and been published nationally and internationally on SAS curriculum and on integrating technology tools in the classroom.
Jillian Klingberg is an original Charlottean. She is a graduate of UNCC with a major in organizational communications. Her professional background includes - marketing, customer service, project management and merchandising. She is very versatile in all areas of business and enjoys staying busy with multiple projects. Jillian is currently a small business consultant working with local businesses.
Renada Poteat Gullatte is an Instructional Coordinator in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools who partners with students, parents, faculty and community to provide the best instructional practices to our Career and Technical Education program. After spending over a decade in the classroom and several years as coordinator Renada knows the best way to reach and grow students is by involving students. It’s how you present opportunities to students that will shape their growth. Students learn by doing through internships and employment opportunities. Renada has presented around the world at educational conferences - in California, Texas, Maryland and Germany, in addition to community outreach in Haiti and London. She is published in the Computer Science weekly journal. Renada holds a BA in Administration and Finance from North Central University and a MA in Teaching Business Education from North Carolina A&T University
Kara West fell in love with Charlotte in 2005 and moved here to pursue her nursing career. As she worked as a Maternity nurse, she found herself spending all her spare time learning all about the Charlotte real estate market. She quickly developed a passion for seeing the city develop and grow. She used that knowledge to buy her first home, then multiple rental properties and eventually became a full time real estate agent with EXP Realty. She loves helping others with their home selling/buying needs and strives for highly satisfied home owners! She loves to share her skills of entrepreneurship with others and is founder of of the Madison Park Small Business Owners group. She also loves supporting the young minds who strive to, one day, do big things!