Sherry Reynolds

Head of School
sreynolds@cpcsnc.org


Mrs. Sherry Reynolds is a lifelong educator who believes all children can learn when given the opportunity. With thirty years experience serving as teacher and administrator in Gaston County Schools as well as training in Effective Schools Research and Best Practices, Sherry successfully founded SNR Educational Consulting. As an independent consultant, she has led schools and districts in a school improvement process using data-based and data-driven instruction resulting in effectiveness measured in terms of quality and equity.

Monica Dellinger

Assistant Principal
mdellinger@cpcsnc.org


Mrs. Dellinger is currently working towards her 24th year of service in education.  She received her Elementary Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Masters of Administration from Gardner-Webb University.  She is married and has two children.  As a family, they enjoy participating in Archery Events with her children's archery team and camping.  Mrs. Dellinger is actively involved in her church's orchestra where she plays the flute.  She believes children's mindset can be changed from feeling as if things are impossible to "I'm possible" with just a little encouragement, structure and support. 

Pam Burgess

Kindergarten
pburgess@cpcsnc.org


My name is Pamela Burgess and I am so excited to be joining the Community Public Charter School family.   I retired from Gaston County Schools in June of 2020.  Teaching kindergarten is my passion, I taught kindergarten the last 18 years of my career. I believe all children have the potential to be successful in academics. It is my job to teach them to always be curious about learning.  We are all going to become great friends this year. I have been married to my husband Scott, for the past 30 years. We have two children Jessica and Trevor. Jessica is an attorney  and Trevor is a Safety Director for Bonitz Corporation. I recently became a grandmother, Asher was born in September and Elle was born in November, both of them in  2019!!  They are absolutely adorable! I have a very spoiled Yorkie named Gizmo, he provides lots of entertainment for the Burgess household.  

Rachel Cooke

Kindergarten
rcooke@cpcsnc.org


When I began studying at Liberty University, I pursued a degree in elementary education. In class, I learned the how and why behind teaching. I also spent many hours in a variety of classrooms, which helped me gain experience through observation and through teaching lessons of my own. I student taught in the Fall semester of 2018, and I became a Teacher Assistant for the same school during the Spring semester. In the fall of 2019, I began teaching here at CPCS!

Carole Speas

Kindergarten
cspeas@cpcsnc.org


I grew up in Gastonia and attended Lowell Elementary, Holbrook Junior High and Ashbrook High School. I attended college at Western Carolina University. Go Catamounts! I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Reading. I taught Kindergarten and 1st Grade for 32 years before retiring in 2017. I came out of retirement to teach at our wonderful school, Community Public Charter.

Wendi Stuckey

Kindergarten
wstuckey@cpcsnc.org

My name is Mrs. Stuckey and this is my first year at CPCS. Kindergarten was the first class I taught 30 years ago, and have taught other ages throughout those years. I am married with two beautiful children, a son in-law and a beautiful granddaughter. Oh, I must not forget my dog Rudi. I am excited to be teaching at CPCS this year!

Maria Campbell

1st Grade
mcampbell@cpcsnc.org

With 16 years of teaching experience I have learned that every child, no matter his/her starting point, has the potential to succeed. It’s a matter of discerning how best to reach children where they are and give the support needed. My professional motto is “Teach fervently, but always be willing to be taught.” Every day is a learning experience for the teacher as well as the student.

Julia Cross

1st Grade
jcross@cpcsnc.org

My passion for teaching was developed at an early age growing up in a family of educators. Teaching is in my blood! My love for dance gave me the opportunity to work with younger children for several years as a dance instructor. As a recent elementary  education graduate from East Carolina University and a member of the ECU Dance Team, this proud ECU Pirate is very excited to start my career at CPCS. 

Harley Leonhardt

1st Grade
hsummey@cpcsnc.org

I received my Bachelors of Education from Belmont Abbey College in May 2019 . I started my journey as an educator in high school where I tutored under performing kindergarten and first grade students in both reading and math. I student taught Kindergarten at Bessemer City Primary School.

Ashley Hager

2nd Grade
ahager@cpcsnc.org

My name is Ashley Hager. I am a wife and a mother of two daughters. I have one pet, a dog named Luna. I live in Stanley and am an East Gaston alumni. My favorite things are spending time with my family, going on day trips to the mountains, and camping.I have been teaching for 15 years and have experience in all grades K-5. I have a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State and a Masters degree from Montreat College.

Shannon Kelly

2nd Grade
skelly@cpcsnc.org

I was homeschooled for all of my elementary and high school years. After graduation, I earned an Associate of Arts degree at Gaston College. Many years later I attended Belmont Abbey College, where I earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I was born and raised in Gaston County. Stanley, NC is home to me. I have three sisters and two brothers. My nieces & nephews are my world; any of my free time is spent with them. Before I became a teacher, I worked for Atrium Healthcare as a unit secretary/monitor tech/fixer of all things(I am basically a multi-tasking ninja) for 10 years. I still work there occasionally because I love it so much.

Katie Moore

3rd Grade
kmoore@cpcsnc.org

The only passion I have ever known for a career is to teach. I began tutoring at a very young age and have fulfilled my life thus far surrounded by children of many ages. One of the things I enjoy the most about teaching is having the opportunity to instill a love of learning into each child that comes into my life. I took the love of learning myself and earned a Master’s in Education, but I continue to work hard to never stop learning new things. One thing I really enjoy about CPCS is I  come in every morning with the intent of teaching the scholars that attend this school, but every evening I leave having learned something new. The students are awesome educators in how to live, laugh, and love… Joseph Joubert said it best when he said, “To teach is to learn twice.”

Autumn Stobart

3rd Grade
astobart@cpcsnc.org

I received my bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Elementary Education– with hopes of advancing my educational career in the future. Outside of the classroom, I am a wife and a mother of two. I enjoy spending time with my family and allowing my crazy children to teach me all their hobbies. From art, to dance, to skateboarding, we do it all and embrace adventure as a family. Within the classroom, I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who wants all children to be successful learners. I believe that all students are wired for success and that success is created through meaningful relationships.

Amanda Beaty

4th Grade
abeaty@cpcsnc.org

Welcome to CPC! I am excited to be a part of this community. I have taught elementary school for over 30 years. I started out in Charlotte-Mecklenburg before coming to Gaston County at Belmont Central Elementary. I went to UNC Charlotte for my undergraduate degree. I have my Masters from Appalachian State University. I am so happy about the curriculum and people at Community Public Charter! On a personal note, I live nearby in Belmont. I have three children and a golden retriever. My husband and I enjoy rooting for East Carolina and NC State, where two of our children go to college. I love listening to music and I enjoy reading biographies in my spare time.

Stacie Speas

4th Grade
sspeas@cpcsnc.org

I am so excited to part of this community. I have been teaching elementary school for 32 years. I retired from Gaston County Schools , where I taught at Belmont Central and Ida Rankin. I went to Lenior-Rhyne for my undergraduate degree. I have my masters from Grand Canyon University. I am National Board certified. I am so excited to learn about the curriculum and the community of CPC! n a personal note, I live in Mt. Holly. I have three boys, a daughter-in-law , and two dogs. My husband and I enjoy Gamecock games where my youngest son attends and listening to Army stories from his twin brother. In my spare time , I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Christie Stuckey

5th Grade
cstuckey@cpcsnc.org

I attended East Carolina University, GO PIRATES! I was on the Dance Team for 4 years and attended almost every sporting event there was! Teaching has been one of my biggest dreams since I was a little girl. Being on the dance team in college, I was able to attend many events with children and it truly solidified my decision to teach! I got my degree in Elementary Education and as soon as I graduated I was lucky enough to grant a job here at CPCS. The best school in the world!

Brandon Hahn

Music
bhahn@cpcsnc.org

Mr. Hahn graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, TN and began his teaching career in 2013. Two years later, he and his wife, Jessica, moved to North Carolina, and in 2019 they became a small family with the birth of their daughter, Amelia. Mr. Hahn is determined to teach music to young minds, fostering a sense of wonder in the classroom and respect for all cultures. He strives to encourage all students to participate in music, and aims to make music accessible to all who enter his classroom, regardless of ability or initial interest.

Teresa Rhyne

Art
trhyne@cpcsnc.org

Originally from Mt. Holly, I have recently returned home after working in Wilmington, N.C. and Richmond, VA. for over 25 years. I received my college degrees from Appalachian State University and Central Piedmont Community College. While in Wilmington and Richmond, I worked as a Product Developer for a company designing home decor and garden products. I also taught art at Mt. Holly Middle School and managed my own company in Advertising and Graphic Design. I am enjoying this opportunity to work with the students at Community Public Charter School. As I have spent my career in the arts I hope this passion spills into the classroom.

Beth Carter

Exceptional Children
bcarter@cpcsnc.org

I recently retired from Gaston County Schools after 31.5 years. I spent my entire career in special education, most recently as a director. I received my undergraduate degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University and my Master's degree in Special Education from University of North Carolina-Charlotte. I graduated from Ashbrook High School and both of my parents were educators. Before returning to work in Gaston County, I worked in Craven and Buncombe Counties. I have been married to my husband Greg for 27 years and we have two sons, Nick-26 and Ben-21. My hobby is reading. I love anything with a happily ever after! I also enjoy suspense and true crime novels.

Sara Wood

Exceptional Children
swood@cpcsnc.org

In 2011, I gave my notice in a promising banking career without another job lined up. I had an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Gardner Webb University, five years of banking/finance experience, and an earnest desire to make a difference in the world of education. Within two months, I accepted a job as a special education teacher through lateral entry. I received my Master's Certificate in Special Education shortly after. I have never regretted that decision and always believed in my journey. I am a firm believer that you will never work a day in your life if you are doing what you love and that every student is a unique individual deserving of an education.

Selecia Miller

Reading Specialist
smiller@cpcsnc.org

I attended Belmont Abbey College and obtained my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I received my Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix online. I am also certified as a Reading Specialist K-12. I am a wife, mother, and Grammie. I've been married 27 years. We have three children and four grandchildren. We love getting together and celebrating any occasion. We also enjoy traveling.