Charter Day School, Inc.

Board of Trustees

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


Robert P. Spencer, Chairman
Retired, ATT
Wilmington, NC

Suzanne West
First Bank, V.P. Business Development
Leland, NC

Melissa S. Gott, Esq.
The Law Group, PLLC
Wilmington, NC

Chad Adams
Red Wolf Strategies, LLC., Owner/President
Raleigh, NC

Colleen Combs
Retired, NLRB,GS-15
Southport, NC

Ted Bodenschatz
Retired, BB&T, Senior VP
Oak Island, NC

2016-2017 School Year;   Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule 

As Adopted in Open Meeting of June 16, 2016 or subsequently modified in Open Meetings.

Date and Time Location General Purpose
July 20, 2017, 1:30 PM Charter Day School 2016 – 2017 budgets, report on training & school start
August 17, 2017, 1:30 PM Douglass Academy 2016 – 2017 EOG results, 2016 – 2017 budgets, initial ADM 2017 – 2018
October 19, 2017, 1:30 PM Charter Day School Annual audit briefs by Petway Mills and Pearson for 2016 – 2017
November 16, 2017, 1:30 PM Columbus Charter School 2017 – 2018 budgets, and final ADM amounts
January 18, 2018, 1:30 PM South Brunswick Charter School 2017 – 2018 budgets, general up-date, lottery
February 15, 2018, 1:30 PM Charter Day School 2017 – 2018 budget, 2018 – 2019 initial budget discussions
April 19, 2018, 1:30 PM Douglass Academy 2017 – 2018 budget, 2018 – 2019 budget, enrollment
June 21, 2018, 1:30 PM Charter Day School 2018 – 2019 budget, election of Board and Officers

Click Here for Previous Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

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