• Post-Master’s Certificate (2013) – Western Carolina University, Public School Administration
  • M.Ed. 2009 – Elon University, Education – Gifted Education
  • B.A. 2006 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Middle Grades English Language Arts / Social Studies


Amy Richardson (’06 B.A.) joins the School of Education as the Director of Lab School and PK-12 Partnerships, with over 16 years of public K-12 education experience. Richardson comes from Alamance-Burlington School System, a district serving 37 schools in Alamance County, where she served in the central office in various roles, including Director and Executive Director of Accountability and School Improvement, and Chief Academic Officer.

Recognizing a passion for education early on, Amy began her career as a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher before taking on leadership roles and school administration responsibilities. Her work is anchored in providing student-centered learning opportunities to meet individual needs, fostering relationships, and facilitating sustainable partnerships.

Richardson received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Middle Grades Education, and her master’s degree in Gifted Education from Elon University before pursuing a post-master’s certificate in School Administration from Western Carolina University.

Serving in a number of district roles, Amy has direct experience with federal programs, student information systems, K-12 curriculum, professional development, school improvement planning, MTSS, testing and accountability, research collaborations, school calendar development, and recruitment and retention initiatives.

With each new experience, Amy has sought to learn deeply about the organization, people, and systems that work together. She’s looking forward to learning deeply about the organization, people, and systems that will work together to make Carolina Community Academy an exemplary school.