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Jamie Sumter


A 15-year veteran of Sugar Creek Charter School, Jamie Sumter holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and a masters in curriculum and instruction in Literacy. She also received her masters in school administration from the University of North Carolina. Jamie specializes in developing individualized instruction by working with parents and teachers to meet the needs of each student. She is excited to bring her experience to Movement School, where she hopes to share her passion for seeing every student experience success. When she’s not organizing curricula or collaborating with teachers, Jamie enjoys baking, reading, watching her favorite football team, the Buffalo Bills, and spending time with her family — Vernon, her husband of 11 years, and two children.

Latoya Belin

Assistant Director

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in criminal justice, Latoya Belin worked for the Department of Corrections before returning to school to pursue education. Spurred by a desire to serve her community and help positively influence lower income populations, Latoya earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Pfeiffer University. She began teaching at Sugar Creek Charter School in 2001. Latoya’s greatest wish is to empower and encourage the children at Movement School to strive for greatness through hard work and determination.

Casey Crawford

Chairman of the Board

Casey Crawford is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage, and is Chairman of the Board for Movement Schools. After starring as a tight end at the University of Virginia and earning All-Academic honors, Casey played professional football for the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is passionate about providing opportunities for all children to have a quality education.

Cheryl Turner


Cheryl Turner is the principal and director of Sugar Creek Charter School, an acclaimed west Charlotte institution that serves as the model for Movement School. After a career in the military, where she was an Army journalist, Cheryl began teaching in Baltimore. She later moved to North Carolina to help start one of the state’s first charter schools before joining Sugar Creek. Cheryl is the mother of two sons, speaks fluent German and once jumped out of an airplane (although she absolutely detests driving on the highway).

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