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Meet Our Leadership Team

Heather McNees

Heather McNees


Michelle Hawthorne

Michelle Hawthorne

Dean of Lower Elementary (K-2)

Hillary Buck

Hillary Buck

Dean of Upper Elementary/Middle (3-6)

Dr. Buddy Coleman

Dr. Buddy Coleman

Dean of Middle/High School (7-12)

Christa Carter

Christa Carter

Dean of Special Education and Intervention

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What Phoenix Academy Parents Are Saying

"I love Phoenix Academy! I am so grateful that my daughter is a student at such a great school!"

 - Phoenix Academy Parent


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Meet Our School Board

Our School Board draws from our best local civic and community leaders. They volunteer their time and energy to ensure students at Phoenix Academy receive the best education possible. For a schedule of Board meetings, minutes, and more information, visit the Board Documents page or contact us at 336-869-0079.

Perry Flynn, M.Ed.


Colonel Chris Swadener (USAF Retired)


Charles A. Alt, Esq.


Clarence Henderson


Melissa Blakely


Mission & Vision

To educate and encourage students to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners who respect others and their differences.

To develop the next generation through the pillars of wisdom, integrity, excellence, and service.

Our Authorizer

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We are authorized by the North Carolina State Board of Education. They sponsor and monitor us to ensure we achieve academic results and uphold the promises made in our charter.

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