Skip to main content

Meet Our Leadership Team

Heather McKnees

Heather McKnees

Principal

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 (7-11)

Christa Carter

Christa Carter

Dean of Special Education and Intervention

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.

Perry Flynn, M.Ed.

Chair

Charles A. Alt, Esq.

Secretary

Colonel Chris Swadener (ASAF Retired)

Treasurer

Clarence Henderson

Board Member

Melissa Blakely

Board Member

Mission & Vision

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

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

Our Authorizer

North Carolina State Board of Education Logo

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.

Learn About Our Authorizer