By WECT Staff | January 6, 2020 at 4:40 PM EST – Updated January 6 at 4:51 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Coastal Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in Wilmington, announced a change in leadership at its schools.
At a recent meeting, Coastal Preparatory Academy Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Head of Lower School, Carla Fisher, according to a letter sent to parents.
“The Board’s deliberate and thoughtful decision was based upon our aim to best serve the elementary students and support our dedicated and talented school staff,” the letter stated.
The school’s board of directors did not provide information about its former Head of Lower School, Jamie Getz.
The board cited state personnel privacy laws.
However, according to state law, records that are open to public inspection include type of “dismissal, suspension, or demotion for disciplinary reasons taken by the local board of education. If the disciplinary action was a dismissal, a copy of the written notice of the final decision of the local board education setting forth the specific acts or omissions that are the basis of the dismissal.”
We requested that information from the board and we are waiting for a response.
The entire letter that went out to parents and interested parties about the leadership changes is below:
Dear Coastal Preparatory Academy School Community:
In effort to provide the very best educational experience for each student and the most effective leadership for the school faculty, the Coastal Preparatory Academy Board of Directors has unanimously approved a new Head of Lower School at this evening’s meeting. The Board’s deliberate and thoughtful decision was based upon our aim to best serve the elementary students and support our dedicated and talented school staff.
As a result, we are pleased to introduce to you Mrs. Carla Fisher as the new Head of Lower School. Mrs. Fisher will join our Head of Upper School, Mr. Kirk Brozy on the school’s administrative leadership team and will play a leading role in the academic advancement of our elementary students and as a servant leader to the great staff of dedicated teachers at Coastal Prep.
Mrs. Fisher earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. She has served a total of 19 years in the field of education and believes that providing a solid foundation for success includes creating a positive atmosphere, generating collaborative partnerships, and cultivating an intentional environment.
Mrs. Fisher’s combined experience with charter schools as a teacher and administrator has equipped her to lead CPA as our Head of Lower School. She is equipped to provide the Lower School faculty the tools they need to allow each student to reach their highest potential.”The choice to lead comes with a great responsibility to provide others with purpose, direction, and desire to carry out the vision of an organization,” Fisher said. “I believe the single most important trait of leadership is to lead by example. I value authenticity, integrity, respect, and making a difference.”
Mrs. Fisher and her husband Craig have three children — Nate, Dylan and Tess.
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Fisher as the Head of Lower School. Sincerely,Coastal Preparatory Academy Board of Directors
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