Board of Directors

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
Amy Wray Frank, Secretary
Amy Frank is a proponent of the classical model of education and has implemented this approach as a home educator of her five children.  She holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and has worked in the corporate world, as
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