Administration

Kristi Miller

Director of Elementary Education

Director of Elementary Education
Kristi Miller graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and received a Master of Education degree from Converse College. However, Kristi’s best educational opportunity has been partnering with her husband, Chris, in parenting their two college-age girls. Mary Gwen and Sarah are her best teachers, and her greatest source of joy!
 
During her teaching career, Kristi has collaborated with teachers and administrators to create educational plans that were driven by both data and research on best practices, written elementary curriculum, and worked closely with families to design programs that engage students and ignite a love of learning.  When her girls entered school at one of the few public Basic Schools in North Carolina, Kristi fell in love with the philosophy. She was a parent leader at that school for many years before her family moved on to a local charter school where she served on the Board of Directors.  Professional development opportunities introduced Kristi to Corvian Community School in 2013. The pure joy and passion every staff member has for what they do convinced Kristi that she had to be a part of this growing school.  Since coming to Corvian, she has been a Literary Facilitator, 3rd grade teacher, and 5th grade teacher.
 
Kristi lives in Highland Creek with her husband, Chris, and always looks forward to the times when Mary Gwen and Sarah are home, too.  She is a huge Panthers fan and loves nothing more than being at the stadium on a crisp autumn afternoon to watch her Panthers win. Kristi also enjoys sewing and quilting, traveling with her family, and serving in her church.

Holly Chapman

Associate Director of Elementary Education

Associate Director of Elementary Education Holly Chapman graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She also recently received a Master of Education degree from UNCC with a focus on gifted education. As a recipient of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship, she had the opportunity to visit schools across the country to learn fresh ideas and see the latest research-based practices in action. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, PJ, and moved to Fort Riley, Kansas where he was stationed with the Air Force. She taught second grade on post and loved the community feel of the military families.After one year in Kansas, she and her husband realized North Carolina still had their hearts and this was when Holly found Corvian. From the moment she walked through the doors, she fell in love with its philosophy, nurturing atmosphere, and community feel, as this perfectly aligns with her teaching philosophy. Throughout her four years at Corvian, she has taught 2, 3, and 5 grades, as well as served as Corvian's AIG coordinator/teacher and testing coordinator. As the AIG coordinator, she collaborated closely with administration to help launch Corvian's AIG program. She has served as a resource for teachers by providing differentiated materials to implement in the classroom. As the testing coordinator, she collaborates with the state to ensure compliance with state-mandated policies, and conducts teacher trainings for state mandated assessments.Holly currently lives in Charlotte with her husband. She enjoys baking, exercising, crafting, and spending time with her family.



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