Charlotte Learning Academy



The Board of Directors of Charlotte Learning Academy  is responsible with the overall governance of the school, including (a) adopting, upholding, and serving to fulfill the mission, philosophy, and goals of the school; (b) recommending to the school Principal and the school administration priorities, short-term and long-term plans, and broad policies for the successful operation of the school; (c) adopting and approving the annual school budget and periodically reviewing the financial statements of the school for financial stability, budget viability and state compliance; and (d) building and maintaining parent, educator, and community partnerships.

 The Board is responsible for establishing broad policy goals that align the operation of the school with its mission, providing fiduciary oversight of the school’s operations, and supporting long-range strategic planning to ensure the school’s future



Pamela Farewell, Chairman (


Ms. Farewell lives in Kannapolis, NC and is employed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, NC, where she is the School Resource Officer at a local high school. Ms. Farewell currently serves in the US Army Reserves where she has completed a tour in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Ms. Farewell served as a youth leader at Bethel Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC for over 10 years. She is currently a licensed minister and has served diligently at Rebuilding the Walls Worship Center in Concord, NC since July 2013. Ms. Farewell holds an associate degree in Business Administration and is currently attending Strayer University to complete her bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in management.




Montae Monroe, Vice Chairman (


Mr. Monroe is a Client Services Manager with 3Ci (formerly CCCi, a Technology Services Company) where he has worked and provided Technology Sales and Staffing Services to some of the largest firms in the Charlotte, NC area for the last 14 ½ years.  Mr. Monroe has his Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Philosophy and Sociology with a Minor in Spanish from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  He has a strong belief and foundation in Education from his work with his Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and there “Go to High School, Go to College” and “Project Alpha” National Programs.  He also works with his church, Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church as a Youth In Action Leader and Sunday School Catechist.  Mr. Monroe is originally from Mount Vernon, NY and has lived in Charlotte since 1993.  He is very appreciative of this opportunity to work with Charlotte Learning Academy and their mission.  He lives here in Charlotte with his wife and they have three awesome children.



Matthew Wall, Treasurer (


Mr. Wall is the President/Owner of Sterling Properties Group, Inc. in Charlotte. He founded the full-service commercial real estate firm over ten years ago with his unique professional background in commercial real estate brokerage, finance, site selection and property development.  The firm serves a broad spectrum of clients, including buyers, sellers, developers, landlords and lessees with a high degree of integrity and excellent customer service.  Licensed as a broker in three states, Mr. Wall maintains a client base North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  His professional affiliations include The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR).  A Memphis, Tennessee native, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a parishioner of Myers Park United Methodist Church and resides in Charlotte with his wife and two children



Andre Rose, Secretary (


Mr. Rose is Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the United States, in the Commercial Operations group of the Office of the General Counsel.  Mr. Rose is responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of complex commercial transactions and major projects for the utility.  Prior to his time at Duke, Mr. Rose was a Partner in the Charlotte office of K&L Gates, where his legal practice focused on construction transactions for energy clients, corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and debt financing.  He has been an active volunteer in the Charlotte community, having served on the Board of Directors of the Stratford-Richardson YMCA and the Charlotte Dinner Committee of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund for several years, in addition to participating in numerous other pro bono activities.  Mr. Rose holds a law degree from Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.  He currently lives in Charlotte with his wife and three children.



Akenna Blackmon (


Akenna is a long-time resident of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Area and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she met and later married her husband of 25 years.  She served as a social worker in the community for two decades assisting displaced children and families through foster care and the juvenile justice system.

During the past 17 years Akenna has continued her focus of assisting families through homeownership as a successful business owner of a Real Estate and Appraisal company, where she has mastered the art of negotiation and researching prior to making significant purchases.  At the Blackmon Group, LLC & Carolina Valuations, LLC.  She offers a concierge-level of service to each of her clients, by going above and beyond to assist her buyers and sellers and making sure their journey is smooth and seamless. Her enthusiasm and positive energy complement her talents as a professional, making her the “go-to” agent for all their residential real estate and appraisal needs.





The Charlotte Learning Academy Board of Directors conducts open meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Located at 800 Briar Creek Rd...


Scheduled Board Meetings 2018-2019


August 13, 2018 - 5:30pm

September 23, 2018

October 7, 2018

November 29, 2018 - 6:30pm

December 16, 2018 Canceled

January 27, 2019

February 10, 2019 - 10:00am

March 17, 2019

April 28, 2019

May 19, 2019

June 23, 2019