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Jessica Cuneo

Director of Academic Programs

Jessica Cuneo has been an educator for 18 years and brings a wealth of experience from her time as both an elementary teacher and administrator with a focus on gifted education.

  • Teaching 3rd-5th grade science & math at Helios New School (a private gifted school in Sunnyvale, CA), she developed the level 5 math program and developed theme-based curricula in collaboration with humanities teachers.


  • As the Associate Director and later Executive Director of Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, she partnered with teachers and staff to develop an exemplary program for highly gifted children, culminating in a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2017.


  • She taught all core subjects at public gifted magnet schools in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, where she accelerated the curriculum while incorporating interdisciplinary studies and project-based learning.


  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Supervision - UNC Wilmington

  • BA, Elementary Education (Summa Cum Laude) - High Point University

  • Licensure – K-12 Principal, K-6 Elementary Education, K-12 AIG

Jessica and her husband Steve are the parents to twin seven-year-olds. They have been residents of Charlotte for 12 years, recently returning after spending 2 years in the Bay Area of California.