Welcome to Union Academy

  • Welcome to Union Academy!

    It is an honor and privilege to serve as Union Academy’s fifth head of school since our inception in 2000. While UA has grown into one of the largest and most successful charter schools in North Carolina, we remain grounded in our founder’s mission as an innovative school of character. 

    UA develops the whole child, academically, emotionally, socially, physically and artistically. Challenge, Character and Community are the three founding pillars that guide our work and ongoing service to young people. More than 240 teachers, coaches and staff are dedicated and eager to help our students learn to lead lives of purpose and service.

    I encourage you to spend time exploring our dynamic new website!  It is full of information about our great school. On behalf of my fellow UA educators, I am excited about the 2022-23 school year and hope to see you on campus. 

    Go Cardinals!

    John D. Marshall
    Head of School

Mr. Marshall: The Future of UA

Meet the Administrative Team

  • John Marshall, Head of School

  • Shannen Bretz, Lower School Principal

  • Scott Broome, Middle School Principal

  • Jim Zorn, High School Principal

  • Sherryann Sylvestre, Dean of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction

  • Jennifer Sutton Smith, Communications Director

  • Christi Bramhall, Executive Assistant