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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.