Nicki Sinclair

Executive Director

Nicki Sinclair
Nicki Sinclair graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/ English from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1998, and her Master’s degree in Executive Leadership in 2011 from Gardner Webb University. Nicki is licensed for Language Arts (6-9), English (9-12), and Principal (K-12). She started teaching 8th grade language arts in Davidson County for five years before moving to Charlotte in 2003. In CMS she taught high school English and middle school language arts for several years. Nicki then had the opportunity to begin teaching at another local charter school where she taught 7th grade language arts for seven years and was the team leader for three of those years. During her time as team leader, Nicki very much enjoyed collaborating directly with other teachers, facilitating meetings, and building rapport among the grade level. This experience of leading her grade-level team helped her to realize her love for helping teachers and positively impacting students on an administrative level. 

Nicki's belief in seeing  students as individual learners with individual needs is what drew her to Corvian Community School in 2015. She helped grow and lead the middle school with the addition of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  Nicki is excited to now be leading the high school while continuing to uphold Corvian’s core values.  

Nicki lives in the University Area with her husband Drew, and two children, Allison and Ben. She enjoys horseback riding, yoga, biking, acrylic painting, and spending time with her family.

Chandler Addertion

Interim Director of High School Education

Chandler Addertion
Chandler Addertion graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education. He was a member of the WCU football team and a four-time Academic All-Conference award winner. He became an Assistant Athletic Director and Physical Education teacher at a middle school in Asheville, NC for two years before moving to Charlotte. 

Chandler was hired in 2018 to become Corvian’s first high school Health and PE teacher. In February of 2019 Chandler began serving as the Athletic Director here at Corvian for both middle and high school athletics. During his time as Athletic Director, Corvian was accepted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and broke ground on the new athletic complex. Chandler loved his time as the Athletic Director for Corvian, but knew his heart has always been with providing strong educational opportunities for students. The thing he is most excited about with his position is being able to connect with the entire student body and wonderful staff at Corvian. As the Advanced Placement Programs Coordinator, Chandler was responsible for earning Corvian its designation as an AP Capstone School. 

Chandler holds a NC K-12 Principal license. He earned his Master's degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is currently pursuing a Doctor in Education degree from Western Carolina University.

Chandler loves to stay active and play in recreational sports leagues in his free time. He feels extremely fortunate to be at a school that values the importance of keeping students healthy both physically and mentally. He truly feels like he has found a home here at Corvian, and can’t wait to continue to help the high school grow and become an integral part of the leadership team!

Interim Director of Middle School Education

Melissa Rowland has more than 22 years of experience in education and she is passionate about supporting students, parents, and staff while helping to fulfill the mission of Corvian Community School.

Melissa was born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from Towson University and completed graduate work at Loyola College. She has experience working at private and public schools. Melissa joined Corvian in 2016 and served as a Lead Teacher at the Elementary Campus. She quickly fell in love with the Corvian Way and knew that Corvian would be here educational home. After serving as a Middle School Behavior Specialist, she transitioned to the role of Associate Director.

Melissa has three children including a daughter who works at Corvian Elementary School. Melissa cherishes time spent with family. She loves daily walks with her dog, boating with her family, and time spent at her beach home in Sunset Beach, NC.

Holly Chapman

Associate Director of Elementary Education

Holly Chapman
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 in 2013, she fell in love with its philosophy, nurturing atmosphere, and community feel, as this perfectly aligns with her educational philosophy. Throughout her years at Corvian, she has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades, as well as served as Corvian's AIG coordinator/teacher and testing coordinator. During her time as the AIG coordinator, she collaborated closely with administration to help launch Corvian's AIG program. She has been serving as Corvian’s Associate Director of Elementary Education since 2017.

Holly currently lives in Denver with her husband and their three-year-old daughter. She enjoys baking, exercising, crafting, and spending time with her family.
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