Mills Named Charter School Principal Of The Year


ANGIER – Maria Mills, director of Carolina Charter Academy, has been named Wells Fargo Bank’s first ever Charter School Principal of the Year for North Carolina. Mills was named director of the school in June 2020.

CCA opened in 2019 for grades K-6, expanded to seventh grade in 2020 and eighth grade in 2021, and now serves approximately 650 students and their families.

“This is a well-deserved recognition of Ms. Mills’ leadership skills,” said CCA Board of Directors chair Nolan Perry. “In the past two years, she has overseen the addition of seventh and eighth grades, directed staff and students through an unprecedented pandemic and navigated a successful bond issue to purchase the school’s facilities. The CCA board of directors is incredibly proud of her accomplishments on behalf of our public charter school.”

Mills graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in classical studies and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She holds a Master of Education from St. John’s University.

About Carolina Charter Academy
Carolina Charter Academy offers southern Wake, Johnston and Harnett county residents a challenging curriculum while encouraging students to be informed and involved citizens. Carolina Charter Academy strives to prepare students for a lifetime of learning by developing their natural passion for discovery and problem-solving.

(Courtesy Dunn Daily Record)