Heather Vuncannon - Superintendent
Mrs. Heather Vuncannon is the Superintendent of Uwharrie Charter Academy. She earned her B.A. in Biology from UNC-Wilmington and her M.Ed. in Science Education from UNC-Greensboro. Most recently she completed an add-on program in School Administration from High Point University. Heather spent 13 years in the classroom teaching various levels of science, including Advanced Placement Chemistry and Biology, and designed her own course that emphasized research integrated with field studies. Five of her years in education were spent at the Asheboro High School Zoo School where she taught and lead other teachers in project-based, experiential learning applications for the classroom. An avid environmental enthusiast, Heather enjoys providing students the opportunity to witness nature’s intrinsic beauty and to channel learning through its inherent complexity. Her desire to start a charter school began with passion for seeking new ways to engage and inspire students outside of the traditional four walls that have come to squelch students' creativity through excessive testing and mediocrity. Heather has two wonderful children and enjoys playing with the family pets and exploring the great outdoors. As a native Randolph County gal, she is proud to have blazed a trail for education by opening the county’s first charter school.