Lisa Sharpe- lsharpe@cfci.net


Lisa Sharpe is from Radford, Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) in 1999 she stuck around Blacksburg and taught kindergarten for two years at Check Elementary School. Needing a change from the mountains she headed to Wilmington in 2001 when she began working at CFCI. She stayed in the 4/5 loop for many years until the 2010/2011 school year when she had the opportunity to move to the 2/3 loop.

Lisa lives in Wilmington and has two children, Addison and Conor at CFCI. She enjoys spending time with friends, playing outside with her family, and going to the beach.

Austin Adams | aadams@cfci.net

A North Carolina native, Austin Adams graduated in 1999 with a B.S. in Business Management from NC State.  After almost ten years in business, including a couple of years running his own business, he followed his heart and family tradition and went back to UNCW for his teaching certification.  Now in his tenth year of teaching, Austin is extremely excited to share his love of hands-on learning with the 2/3 loop at CFCI!

In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Jenny,  and sons, Miles (8) and Henry (4).  A self proclaimed “outdoor family”, they spend as much time as possible on the water, at the beach, or camping.  Austin also runs his own outdoor adventure and kayaking business.

Morgan Potter | 6th Math/Science | mpotter@cfci.net 


Morgan Potter is a Wilmington native. She received her undergraduate degree from NC State University in English in 2011. Knowing she wanted to work in education, she received her Masters of Arts in Teaching at UNCW in 2014. Morgan has taught 5th grade for the past two years prior to joining us at CFCI in 2016-2017 where she taught 6th grade. She is thrilled to join the 2nd and 3rd grade loop!

Morgan loves a huge cup of coffee, spending time with her family, and playing with her two dogs, Captain and Puck.

Michele Hair | website | mhair@cfci.net


I first graduated from UNCW with a degree in Psychology and then went back to school to get my second degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for several years at Bradley Creek (Title I Reading, Kindergarten and Fifth Grade) and Williston Middle School (7th grade Math/Science, 6th grade Science/Social Studies/Language Arts), I finally found my home at CFCI in 2001. I was the first middle school teacher that CFCI hired when then decided to expand from a K-5 school to a K-8 school! After being a middle school teacher for several years, when a position opened in 3rd grade, I jumped at the chance to get back into elementary school, and have been in the 2/3 loop ever since!

Since I have been at CFCI, several wonderful things have happened. In 2005 I got married to Aaron Gardner (but still haven’t changed my name…maybe one day). We do not have any kids but do have the cutest little puggle puppy in the world name Hula. After getting married, I earned my Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy and am now certified as a Reading Specialist for grades K-12. I also achieved my National Board Certification while undertaking my Master’s Degree. I am a life-long learner indeed!

When I am not at school, I enjoy being on and around the water with my family. We are either out on the boat or playing in the pool. Aaron would love for me to go surfing with him, (because that is his favorite thing), but I’m not very good at it! That’s okay though because I did teach him how to snowboard and we love to do that together whenever we get the chance!