Monroe Charter Academy Hires First Principal

Nysheria Oliver

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Union County’s newest charter school, Monroe Charter Academy, announced today it has chosen Nysheria Oliver as its first Principal. Oliver, chosen from among candidates in a national search, comes to Union County from her role as founding principal of Bronx Charter School for Better Learning.  A Durham, NC native, Oliver attended UNC-Chapel Hill for her undergraduate studies, Empire State College in Brooklyn, NY for her Masters Degree in Teaching, and Brooklyn College for her Master’s Degree in School Leadership.

Mrs. Oliver said, “I am honored to serve as the Founding Principal of Monroe Charter Academy! I am eager to bring what I have learned from my work in education in NY back to my home state of NC. I firmly believe in our school’s mission to educate our students to be academically thriving citizens, who will make a positive impact on their communities. Thus, I am excited to meet and build new relationships with our students and parents. Most importantly, I am looking forward to coming back home to NC and serving the students of Union County!

Carmelina Brockmann, chair of the Monroe board of directors added, “We welcome Ms. Oliver home to North Carolina and are excited to have her serve as principal of Monroe Charter Academy! We are thrilled to have someone with her experience and leadership qualities. The school is in good hands!

Monroe Charter Academy is a planned K-5 charter opening in August of 2018 with 216 students in grades K-2. Charters are public schools, run by a non-profit board of directors, and are free to the public. The school’s state application stated it will provide a rigorous classical education model using the Core Knowledge curriculum. The school’s location will be announced soon. Parents interested in applying to the school may enroll their child at or get more information by calling 704-846-5098. Enrollment ends February 28.

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