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Jennifer Sutton Smith
Communications Director
Phone: 704.238.8883 (ext. 1117)


Jennifer Sutton Smith graduated from Wingate University with a dual degree in English and Education. She began her career as a teacher and coach in Union County Public Schools.

In 2006, Jennifer joined the staff of Union Academy as an English teacher and yearbook adviser. During her tenure, she also held the position of instructional coach and was promoted to communications director in 2018.

She holds certificates in AP Literature from College Board and in Grant Writing from the University of Georgia. 

Jennifer is a member of the Monroe Rotary Club and North Carolina School Public Relations Association.

In her spare time, she crochets and is a volunteer coach for the Wingate University Cheer Team.

Jennifer and her husband, Ray, have two children, Delaney and Nicholas, who both graduated from Union Academy. Delaney (2015) has a MA in Sports Management with an emphasis in Marketing, and Nick (2020) has an Associate's Degree from NC State in Agri-Business. 


Kellie Streater
Communications Assistant

Kellie graduated from Wingate University with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She began her career working in the Marketing & Brand industry for international consumer products companies.

In 2023, Kellie joined the staff of Union Academy as the Communications Assistant and JV Volleyball coach.

Kellie and her husband, Matthew, live in Monroe with their two dogs, Lucy and Charlie.