Staff

Zuriel Garcia, Board Member
A proponent of a classical education and the pursuit of opportunity for all, Zuriel is originally from Mexico but has been a lifelong resident of Union County and is excited to serve his home community. Zuriel holds a Bachelor of
Matt Hefner, Treasurer
Matt Hefner is a school choice advocate and the father of a Monroe Charter Academy student. His background is in the criminal justice system and he has previously served in school safety roles. He’s a lifelong resident of Union County
Willie Owens, Board Member
I received my Bachelors in Criminal Justice from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1995 and my Masters in School Administration as well in 2007. I joined Anson County Schools in 2007 and served as an Assistant Principal
Kathleen Prevost, Board Member
Kathleen Prevost lives in Monroe and works as a home school mother, church organist, and attorney. Kathleen earned a B.A. at Houghton College, M.A. at the Catholic University of America, and J.D. at the Duke University School of Law. She
Jim Stegall, Vice Chair
Jim Stegall is an adjunct instructor in political science at Wingate University and South Piedmont Community College.  After retiring from the army Jim taught in the Union County public schools for nine years and served as president of Professional Educators
Carmelina Brockmann, Board Chair
Carmelina Brockmann is a champion for school choice and is passionate about educating future citizens. She originally began as an educator in Language Arts, specializing in secondary education Language Arts, but quickly retired from her career in order to stay