Friday Feb. 7, 2020 
10:00 am
Providence United
Methodist Church

Kimberly Tuttle

2019 CMS Teacher of the Year 

Topic: Releasing the Student in All of Us

Being in high school for today's teens is equivalent to .... well.... life. Things may have changed a bit since your days in high school. Hear the CMS Teacher of the Year, Kimberly Tuttle, discuss how there's still a student within us all.

Kim Tuttle is a 1996 graduate of Radford University, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a minor in History. In 1998, she received a Masters of Science Degree in American Literature and a degree in Secondary Education from Redford. Kim was the 1999 recipient of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 1st Year Teacher of the Year for High Schools and the 2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Teacher of the Year. During 20 years with CMS, Kim has taken on instructional leadership positions within various schools. She currently teaches English at Levine Middle College High School.

Kim is also an Educational Consultant for Hairston Education, LLC, where she has worked in implementing the "Trans4mational Leadership" framework to achieve system-wide goals within low-performing schools in districts across the East Coast. She has always believed that the key to sustaining success in the classroom is knowing that "Teaching is heart-work." In order to help a child reach their full potential, one must teach to the heart before effective instruction takes place. The focus of her educational journey is teaching the whole child approach because she has consistently seen the effectiveness of sustaining long term student success in her classroom.

Before her students are dismissed for the day, they wait to hear her mantra: "Be blessed. Be safe. Be wise. Make good decisions. I will see you tomorrow."

New Member Meet & Greet

Join us for coffee &/or tea 
 before the opening 10 a.m. bell this Friday to meet fellow scholars and make new friends who share common interests.


Organized by Carol Kesmodel 



....To be listed in the 2020 Directory renew
your membership before February 15th....

Renewals are $20 per person and new memberships are $30 (includes $10 for your name tag). Checks should be made payable to Senior Scholars. Please bring the correct amount if paying in cash.
You can speed up the renewal process by having your green 2019 Membership Card and $20 in your hand when you come to the Membership Desk. It is not necessary to complete a membership form for renewals unless your address, phone number or email address has changed.
You can also renew or join by mail with a completed membership form. The mailing address is on the membership form
If you use mail you will need to stop by the Membership Desk to pick up your new membership card. Your membership card is what gets you in the door at our weekly meetings--it shows that you are a current member.
We have quite a few name tags...If we are holding yours please come get it. Your name tag lets us know who you are and as some of us have "senior moments". It is much easier to converse if we know your name. Please always wear your name tag. If the magnet is a problem for you we have a remedy. 

Any questions can be directed to the membership chair, Sara Haymond, at
Lunch Bunch
February 28
Locations TBA

See. . . BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt
at the lunch table. . .


UNC Nutrition Research Institute

Join your fellow Scholars for a tour of the North Carolina Research Campus,, located in Kannapolis.

As a scientific community of eight universities, the David H. Murdock Research Institute, global companies and entrepreneurs, the shared mission is to improve human health through nutrition. Research and development focuses on safer, more nutritious crops, healthier foods and precision nutrition.  Also, the study of nutrients and plant-based compounds to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Register for Wednesday February 12


Lunch will be at the K&W Cafeteria, Concord


Meet at 10 am at the Queens University Sports Complex.  We meet in the parking lot in front and to the side of the Complex.

 2229 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210 (map)

April 27 to April 30, 2020

Wildacres Retreat

Registration Open

Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy

 Relaxing days of learning, reflection,
fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude,
relaxing and hiking at this beautiful
1,400 acre wilderness retreat
near the Blue Ridge Parkway
in the spectacular mountains
of western North Carolina.

Organized by: Wade Alley & Jim Renger 

Dr. David Goldfield
UNC Charlotte
Election 2020 Back to the Future


Coming to Senior Scholars on February 21st

Bach Akademie

Performance will be held in the Sanctuary
"Arguably the world's most famous musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) produced over 1,100 pieces of music in his lifetime, a legacy that continues to inspire musicians and audiences around the globe. The "Bach Akademie" is a German term, and indeed a tradition, for a collection of musical events and other activities focused on the study of Bach and his influence in his time and ours. Bach Akademie Charlotte is dedicated to presenting historically informed performances and to providing educational opportunities about Bach's music.



2020 Topics 

Climate Change

India and Pakistan 

Red Sea Security 


Human Trafficking

Northern Triangle 

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S. 

Artificial Intelligence and Data 

HE GREAT DECISIONS books are here. Please pickup before or after the meeting. 

Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 AM - 11 AM

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211

Queens University  1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 Charlotte, NC 28274

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1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 , Charlotte, NC, 28274