312 W. Marion Street
Shelby, North Carolina 28150

Phone: 704-480-5569

For nearly 25 years, Communities In Schools of Cleveland County has been helping students achieve in school, graduate, and go on to bright and promising futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, which empowers them to stay in school and achieve in life.

I spent my entire professional career as an educator in Cleveland County Schools. We all know that a young person who leaves school prior to graduation faces the prospect of a lifetime of poverty. Success in education is the key to a prosperous economic life and the well being of a community.

Working toward that goal is exactly what Communities In Schools does. Nationally, CIS is the largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. I am proud of the partnership that CIS has with Cleveland County Schools.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I encourage you to read more about CIS and support this effort to help all children become successful and productive members of our community.

Roger Harris


Roger Harris

CIS Board Chair

CIS Board of Directors  duke

Roger Harris - Board Chair

Andrea Leslie-Fite - Board Vice-Chair

Tonya White - Board Treasurer

Lori Wilson - Board Secretary

Dr. Bruce Boyles 

Dr. Doug Eury  

Dr. Stephen Fisher            

Roger Holland 

Jeff Ledford 

Lisa Ledford 

Allison Mauney

Nedra Maddox 

Willie McIntosh 

Greg Shull 

Hugh Sandoe