Our Tillery Team


Teresa Harrison, Principal


Teresa Harrison joined Tillery Charter Academy for the 2019-2020 school year following 12 years of service at Episcopal Day School in Southern Pines, NC.  While at Episcopal Day School, Mrs. Harrison taught Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and was the Resource Coordinator for the last 3 years.

Her career began at the Holy Name School in Brooklyn, NY where she taught Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies.  She later moved on to teach Kindergarten at Camelback Academy in Glendale, AZ and 1st grade at the St. Luke School in Columbus, GA.

Mrs. Harrison grew up on Staten Island, NY and in Coral Springs, FL where she graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  She received her undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL and her Master of Science in Education from Wagner College on Staten Island, NY.  Mrs. Harrison also received her post graduate degree in Principal Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Mrs. Harrison views a positive school environment as the key to establishing successful students, teachers, and parents.  She believes in partnering with all constituents, including the members of the community to cultivate the learning experience at Tillery Charter Academy.

As a seasoned military wife and mom of 2 boys, Mrs. Harrison enjoys spending time with her family, running, and traveling to New York to visit with family.

Robin Lucas, Office Manager


Born in Connecticut, but moved to Troy,  North Carolina in 1976 at the age of 13, Robin graduated from West Montgomery High School and Montgomery Community College with an AAS Degree in Office Systems Technology. She has been working in the public school system for 18 years within North Carolina at West Montgomery High School, West Middle School and Asheboro High and now at Tillery Charter Academy in their first year as a new school.

She is married to her husband Jeff and loves spending time with him and her  3 married sons with 2 new grandbabies and one more grandbaby on the way. Robin also does photography on the side.


Leslie King, Teacher



I am excited about the door that has opened for me, here at Tillery Charter Academy. With my experience and passion working with children will help me on this journey. After working in Pre-K for twelve years and with my Bachelors in early education, this will give me the tools to being a successful Kindergarten teacher. My passion is working with children and with that makes me an advocate for them. To always believe in them, show encouragement, and have a voice for them. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.

First Grade

Brandi Powers, Teacher


Second Grade

Mistie Jo Williams, Teacher


Art & Music

Catherine Holmes, Art Teacher


Hey there! My name is Catherine Holmes, and I am excited to share the world of art with the students at Tillery Charter Academy! I was born and raised in North Carolina and am a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.  Art and art history have always been my passions. I taught at a charter school in Union County for several years prior to moving to Moore County with my family. My husband and I have a teenage son, a daughter who is a rising third grader, and a goofy dog named Bilbo. When I am not in the classroom, I like long walks, hot yoga, gardening, and entertaining family and friends. I am looking forward to guiding the students of Tillery Charter Academy to explore, discover the world around them, and create through the lens of art and art history!

Dexter Hinson, Music Teacher


Exceptional Children

Emily Hayes, EC Director


Jada Greene, EC Assistant