I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts.  I have an undergraduate and masters degree from Boston College.  I entered the teaching profession ten years ago and moved to Charlotte, NC in 2010.  I have been a teacher with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools since 2011, and at Community House Middle School since 2016.  I currently teach 6th Grade Social Studies.

Leslie Anne Neilsen, M.Ed

Executive Director


I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  I graduated from Miami University in Ohio and got my graduate degree from George Mason.  I have been teaching in Charlotte since 2010, and have taught French, ESL and ELA.  Currently, I am a SIG Coach at Yorkchester Middle School in Gaston County.  I am a new mother of a one year old daughter and aspire to become an administrator. 

Lauren C. Rohrer. M.Ed

Executive Board Member


I am from Cleveland, Ohio and attended Kenyon College as an undergraduate and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte for my master's degree.   I have been teaching for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for 24 years, currently as an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Randolph IB Middle School.  I am the father of an 8th grade son as well.

Steven Oreskovic, M.Ed NBCT

Executive Board Member


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