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The Nest Academy Staff

Mary Catherine “MC" Hildreth

Mary Catherine “MC" Hildreth

Head of School

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I’m privileged to lead our staff, volunteers and students daily… It is truly my passion! I LOVE teaching and inspiring the staff, students and volunteers of The Nest Academy!

I LOVE living in Charlotte, it has become home to me. I have 3 AMAZING children… Jaden 15, Josiah 13, and Jace 11.  They are my world and I am blessed to be mom and headmistress to them as well.

Leadership outreach & discipleship have always been my passion as well as encouraging and inspiring mental physical and spiritual importance in other’s lives! I became a personal trainer to further my expertise, knowledge & experience and LOVE challenging our students and staff to work out, both physically and spiritually!

I have over 17 years in full time ministry, leadership & outreach, building education, building donor bases & fundraising, as well as non-profit ministry and fitness consulting. In those years, I’ve founded and co-founded two new non-profits including the Academy, successfully developed a strategic and successful donor base, founded a fitness outreach ministry, developed and wrote a Christian fitness curriculum used in our Academy & local churches called ‘Christfit”, was recognized as one of The Mecklenburg Times 50 Most influential Women of Charlotte, spoken in churches and chapel services and professional groups & have had the fortunate opportunity to see God do amazing things in and through the lives of the students that have been in my life and the ministry.  WHAT A JOURNEY OF LIVING AND LOVING LOUDY!
Debbie Knudson

Debbie Knudson

Lower School Teacher

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Laura Reed

Laura Reed

Upper School Teacher

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Linda Surratt

Linda Surratt

Science & Chemistry Teacher

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Olivia Heyward

Olivia Heyward

Executive Assistant

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Eddie Bell

Physical Education Teacher

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Staff & Volunteer Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Maiya Black-Keeling

So excited to introduce to you our newest staff member, PE, Health and nutrition teacher...Maiya Black-Keeling. Maiya started with us as a volunteer last year, teaching PE two days a week on her lunch break and has now joined our staff!!! Maiya’s heart for kids, her...

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My Story: How I Got Involved at The Nest

Hey there! My name is Connor Derrick and I am interning here at The Nest Academy for the fall semester! Throughout these next few months, I will be sharing my experiences with the Academy, as well as creating Student Spotlights on each of our Academy students! (Check...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mr. Dave Clark

Clearly God knew our need even before we asked...We prayed for a science professor and He sent us Dr. Dave Clark!!! Believing for the unseen is becoming more and more second nature as we SEE how much God blesses!!! What a blessing and privilege to have...

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The One, the Only, Heather Bishop

Friday Chapel continues to be our favorite part of the week, as we have had so many amazing speakers come to share their life experiences, devotions and encouragement, and real life biblical application. We are so blessed to have so many that have taken the time out...

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Volunteering ‘NO MATTER WHAT’…DONNA CAPPELLI

It has been said that a volunteer isn't unpaid because they are worthless, but they aren't paid because they are PRICELESS!! WE know this to be true here at the Academy. Our budget could never afford the AMAZING, PRICELESS serving volunteers we have who SUPPLEMENT and...

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Volunteer Spotlight…Kay Heigh

We are so thankful for the SELFLESS and AMAZING volunteers we have KILLIN' IT every week at the Academy. Weekly, we have men and women who freely give of their time to invest in our students lives...and THEY ARE AMAZING!!!  I'd love to introduce you to...

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our location

2223 Eastway Drive

Charlotte, NC 28205

Contact us

(980) 477-0327

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school Hours

M-TH: 7:45am - 2:30pm F: 9:00am-12:00pm

2018-2019 School Calendar

 

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