CFCI 20/21 Board of Directors
*denotes voting board members
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).
* Nancy Johnsen - Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org
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!”
* Charles (Chuck) Jurich - Community Member/ UNCW Assistant Professor- email@example.com
Sarah McCorcle | 6th Language Arts/ Social Studies | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Joanne Brinkley- Kindergarten & 1st Grade Teacher email@example.com
Joanne Brinkley has been teaching at CFCI, in the K-1 loop, since it opened in 2000. She is a founding teacher. Before that, she taught first grade in Wilmington for four years and Reading Recovery/Reading in Duplin County for four years. She has a masters degree in Reading Education.
Joanne came to CFCI because she was excited about the opportunity to begin a charter school that focused on inquiry and creating a community of learners among students, parents, and faculty. She served on the CFCI Board of Directors from 2002-2008.
Joanne and her husband Brian, have a ten year old daughter in 5th grade at CFCI. Joanne is looking forward to continuing to move CFCI forward and to making it a great place for learning for everyone!
Brandt Hart | 7th & 8th Grade Science | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
* Tiffany Erichsen - Board Treasurer/CFCI Parent/UNCW- email@example.com
Steven Exum - CFCI Parent/Partnership - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Cole | email@example.com MTSS Coordinator
Lisa Cole has been a classroom teacher since 2004 after realizing her love for working with children as a potter. She joined the CFCI team in 2016 as the Academic Intervention Specialist. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising/Art Direction from the University of Texas in Austin, where she grew up and worked for IBM for several years. Lisa received her teaching certification in San Diego, California where she began her career in bilingual kindergarten. In search of warmer waters, Lisa found Wilmington her next home, teaching in NHC schools for many years. She has also received her Master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction and Supervision from UNC Wilmington.
Lisa enjoys time on the beach reading and swimming, working in the garden and kayaking with her husband, and traveling anywhere and everywhere! She also loves lazing around with her two fur babies when possible.
Kim's husband, Brian, and she have two daughters, Hunter – who is a casting associate for film and television in Los Angeles (Elon ’16 graduate) and Sage – who is a nursing student at UNCW and CFCC. They enjoy spending time together traveling, cooking, kayaking and hanging out at the beach.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
Danielle View firstname.lastname@example.org - Director
Danielle is a native of New Jersey with over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She began her career as a high school ESL teacher and later transitioned into leadership roles such as, Associate Principal, Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning, Principal, Head of School, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and District Instructional Specialist k-12. In her two district level leadership roles, Danielle provided support to school principals and leadership teams to improve school culture and student achievement through strategic planning and coaching. Danielle has worked in both public and private settings in the United States and overseas in Colombia, Belgium and Luxembourg. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of West Virginia, a Master’s degree in Education from the College of New Jersey, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Lesley University and is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois.