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.


Kim Scott, Vice Chairman ()

(In progress)


Montae Monroe, Treasurer ()


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.



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.


Shannon Hames ()


Mrs. Hames is the Marketing Director for See the Matrix (an IT Company in Charlotte, NC).  She has a background in education and non-profit marketing.  She has a Master of Arts in Organizational & Strategic Communication from Queens University of Charlotte.    She has worked with students and families through a variety of avenues including serving as the director of a free preschool for students living in public housing and also working for a local dropout prevention agency.  Mrs. Hames recently completed her first half-marathon and is planning on running a second this fall.


Jonathan Coppedge-Henley ()

(In progress)


Akenna Blackmon ()

(In progress)


The Charlotte Learning Academy Board of Directors conducts open meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Located at 701 Scaleybark Rd..


Scheduled Board Meetings 2016-2017


August 4, 2016

September 6, 2016

October 23, 2016

December 18, 2016

January 29, 2017

February 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

April 23, 2017

May 21, 2017

June 18, 2017