"We raise the quality of life of everyone we touch."
The Community at QEA
At Quality Education Academy (QEA) we pride ourselves in teaching our students culture and the basic necessities to create and sustain a self sufficient community.
Quality Education Academy
Our mission is to maximize the educational potential of students by providing a stimulating educational environment that will develop each student's intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and social potential to the fullest and to effectively educate and utilize parents, communities, and churches in the education of children.
OUR CORE VALUE
We raise the quality of life of everyone we touch.
Our vision is to create a sustainable educational organization that develops a replicable, self-sufficient, whole-some Community.
At Quality Education Academy, we champion the idea that we must take responsibility for the social, spiritual, and academic well-being of our children.
Mrs. Tonya Bellanger
Chief Executive Officer
Quality Education Schools’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Tonya Bellanger as new CEO of its schools. She will serve in this position for both Quality Education Institute and Quality Education Academy. She is appointed to begin July 1, 2019 upon the retirement of former CEO, Mr. Simon S. Johnson.
Mrs. Bellanger is a lifelong resident of the community. She graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 2002 and continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management in 2006. Mrs. Bellanger later earned a Master of Business Administration at East Carolina University in 2014.
Quality Education Schools has benefited from her contributions to the school since 2006. She first served as the Front Office Associate from 2006 – 2008. From 2008 to 2013, she served as a Business Office Associate and then in 2013 became the Business Office Manager. Mrs. Bellanger most recent position was Chief Financial Officer, a position she held from 2015 until her appointment as Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to her work with Quality Education Schools, Mrs. Bellanger serves on the Board of Directors for Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR). She serves on the Program Committee, the Marketing and Development Committee, and is Finance Committee Chair.
Quality Education Academy (QEA) is one of the first charter schools in North Carolina receiving its charter in 1997. The school received a 10-year renewal in 2017 to continue its operations. QEA has increased student proficiency over the years, meeting or exceeding expected growth. Its former CEO, Mr. Simon Johnson, has been a pioneer in the charter school movement in North Carolina.
Mrs. Bellanger looks forward to the schools continued emphasis on academic excellence. In addition, she expects continued enrollment growth, development of a high–quality staff, and expansion of QEA’s presence and interaction in the community. In her free time, Mrs. Bellanger enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
The Board of Directors invites the community to join with it in welcoming Mrs. Tonya Bellanger as an educational leader in our community.
Dr. Jefferson R. Caruthers Jr.