Charter Day School, Inc.

Board of Trustees

* Note – The next Board Meeting is March 19, 2014 at Douglass Academy, 507 N. 6th Street, Wilmington  as announced at the February 24 meeting. The meeting is at 2 PM. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Charter Day School, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that holds charters for the following tuition-free public schools which are open to all children in North Carolina:

  • Charter Day School, Leland, NC;  established 2000
  • Columbus Charter School, Whiteville, NC;  established 2007
  • Douglass Academy, Wilmington, NC; established 2013
  • South Brunswick Charter School, Southport, NC; established 2014

Charter Day School, Inc. is under the direction of the Board of Trustees which is made up of active community volunteers who are responsible for the oversight and operation of the corporation.  The Board exercises oversight and control of its schools to ensure that they attain the highest possible levels of achievement for their students consistent with sound financial management. Our trustees are noted for their strong leadership skills, extensive experience in their fields of expertise, and their proven track records – especially in creating better communities for our children.

2013-14 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule – click here


John J. Ferrante, Esq., Chairman
Ferrante Law Office
Wilmington, NC

Dawn Carter
V.P. Business Development
First Bank, Leland

Jeremy Dickinson
V.P. Business Development
First Citizens Bank, Leland

Melissa S. Gott, Esq.
Gott Johnson Law Firm, PLLC

Don Lucas
Former GM Plant Manager

Robert P. Spencer
Former ATT Executive


Dr. Erik Kenyon, MED
Columbus Reg. Med. Center

Dr. Karen Wetherill, Ph D
Former Interim Dean
Watson School, UNCW


Baker A. Mitchell, Jr.
The Roger Bacon Academy

Mark Dudeck
The Roger Bacon Academy

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