Board Member Bios:

* Ashley Cooksley - Board Chair/CFCI Parent- acooksley@cfci.net

Ashley has spent her career working for internet start-ups and social media agencies running sales and editorial teams. She currently manages the US business for The Social Element. She and her family live minutes from the beach in Carolina Beach, and have been part of the CFCI community for 6 years. This is her 5th year on the Board, and appreciates the opportunity to give back to such an incredible school, and is excited for the year to come!

* Dave Boucher - Secretary/CFCI Parent- dboucher@cfci.net
BIO Coming Soon!
* Charles (Chuck) Jurich - Community Member/ UNCW Assistant Professor- cjurich@cfci.net

Chuck Jurich is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy at UNCW. He specializes in sociocultural and constructivist approaches to both conventional and new literacies practices with particular attention on digital, multimodal, and multi-authored texts. Prior to his work in higher education, Chuck was an elementary classroom teacher for 8 years and program director of a long running after-school video production club for elementary aged children.

* Nancy Johnsen - Community Member/ Retired Educator- njohnsen@cfci.net

Upon moving to the Wilmington area in 2008 and after 30 years of classroom and administrative experience in the field of special education, Nancy retired from CFCI in 2014.  A military wife, mother, and advocate of all children, she has spent her years since retiring homeschooling a high school student, volunteering with StATUSA, a faith-based organization committed to serving victims of human trafficking, and traveling as much as possible! Finished with four years of homeschooling and the writing of a life skills curriculum, the time has come to return to serving the school that “will always have my heart!”

* Dr. Stephen Hill - CFCI Parent/UNCW Professor- shill@cfci.net

Dr. Stephen Hill is starting his second year as a voting member of the CFCI Board of Directors. Before being on the board, he was a member of the CFCI Partnership. Stephen is an Associate Professor of Business Analytics in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). A native of Alabama, Stephen received his doctorate in Operations Management from the University of Alabama in 2008. At UNCW, Stephen teaches courses in analytics, operations management, and supply chain management. He has received several awards in recognition of his teaching. He enjoys traveling, photography, and sports (especially college football). Stephen and his wife Heather are parents of two CFCI students (Riley, 4th Grade and London, 1st Grade).

* Tiffany Erichsen - CFCI Parent/UNCW- terichsen@cfci.net

Tiffany Erichsen serves as the Coordinator of the Center for Workforce Development in the College of Health and Human Services at UNCW.  With master’s degrees in both social work and public administration, and a certificate in nonprofit management, Tiffany brings to the CFCI Board her knowledge of strategic planning and performance improvement, her ability to assess and capitalize on the strengths of organizations, and her skills in collaboration, communication, and project management.  Originally from Massachusetts, Tiffany moved to Wilmington in 2003.  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children--a CFCI third grader and a high school student.

* Lakeasha Glaspie - CFCI Parent/Early Childhood Advocate- lglaspie@cfci.net

LaKeasha Glaspie graduated UNC Greensboro with a degree in Public Health and works as a consultant in Early Care & Education for Smart Start of NHC. She has spent the last 12 years advocating for young children and their families while working for a nonprofit. She and her husband, Jermaine, moved to Wilmington in 2007 and their daughter has attended CFCI since kindergarten.   In her free time, LaKeasha enjoys reading, traveling, and spending the time with her friends and family.

Emily Luther - Partnership (PTO) Member at Large- eluther@cfci.net
Emily Luther moved to the NC coast from Virginia to attend East Carolina University. As she began enjoying the luxuries of coastal living she earned her bachelors degree in Interior Design. After graduation she moved with her husband to Southport, North Carolina where she began her first venture as a restauranteur. Since this endeavor, Emily moved to downtown Wilmington with her husband and two sons, Noah and Davis and opened Crust Kitchen and Cocktails. The energy, creativity and culture that manifests in the downtown Wilmington community is undeniable and they can not imagine living anywhere else. One of Emily’s passions is volunteering and investing in the community and the people that live in it, especially with children! She can not think of a better place to invest her time than in her children’s school and the future of CFCI!

Sarah McCorcle | 6th Language Arts/ Social Studies | smccorcle@cfci.net 

Sarah McCorcle is originally from Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from VA Tech in History and English. She began her career in education as a counselor/ teacher with the Eckerd Youth Alternatives Wilderness Therapeutic Program. After "camp life" she received her Masters of Education degree at NC State. She has taught middle grades language arts and social studies at CFCI since 2002.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, being on the water, and reading.

 

Jennifer LaFleur | jlafleur@cfci.net

Jennifer LaFleur has been working for the past year at CFCI as a Teaching Assistant in grades 3-8 and is thrilled to move into a 4-5 Teaching Position. She has also been teaching our Middle Grades Creative Expressions class as well as running our Study Hall. The 4-5 loop is really excited to have Jennifer coming on board!

Jennifer was born in New York and moved to Wilmington with her family when she was 15. She attended high school here and then continued on to UNCW where she received a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Language and Literacy. After spending some time at CFCI completing field work for her UNCW courses, and working as an assistant at CFCI for a year, Jennifer is thrilled to start teaching 4th grade this year!
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys activities such as reading, bike riding, kayaking and spending time with her two little dogs, Ripley and Molly.

Wes Rose- Performance Arts (band/music/theater)| wrose@cfci.net

Wes Rose was born in Tampa, Florida and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Mr. Rose attended UNCW as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the university.  He recently got married to the love of his life, Rachel, in April 2013.  Mr. Rose is also active at Lifepoint Church, where he serves on volunteer staff as the Student Worship Director for United Generation (UG).When not teaching or playing music, Wes enjoys spending time with his wife, listening to vinyl records, writing, reading everything from novels to comic books, playing video games, and working out (to balance out his more “nerdy” habits).  He is a diehard Florida Gator fan and will watch nearly every football game every season.

 

Brandt Hart | 7th & 8th Grade Science | bhart@cfci.net

Brandt is a North Carolina native and has been happily tethered to the coastline for the last eight years. He earned a BS in Marine Biology and a Masters in middle grades science education, both from UNCW. After dabbling in kayak instruction, magazine writing, and veterinarian work, he’s pretty sure teaching is the most fun he’s had yet (less dog fur). If you can’t find him in the classroom, Brandt is usually in the ocean looking for waves or trying to convince his garden to give him vegetables.

 

Lori Roy- lori.roy@cfci.net - Director

Mrs. Roy began working at CFCI in 2008 as the Curriculum Coordinator before moving into the Director's position in Spring 2012. Prior to that time she worked at South Brunswick Middle School where she served as a Curriculum Specialist and Algebra 1 teacher. Before that, Mrs. Roy taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math at Leland Middle School . Mrs. Roy received her Master’s Degree in School Administration and Curriculum & Instruction from East Carolina University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Middle Grades Education. She is a National Board Certified teacher and has her Academically and Intelligently Gifted Certification. She is thrilled to be working with teachers and students at CFCI!!!

Mrs. Roy loves spending time with her husband Jason and daughters, Delaney and Olivia as well as family and friends both here and in southwest Virginia.  During her free time, she loves to read, play volleyball, and go to the beach with the family.  She also enjoys spending time with her furbaby, Frankie.