North Carolina Cyber Academy
Micah Copeland became the principal of NC Cyber Academy Elementary School in July of 2019. He is passionate about ensuring that all children have high-quality early learning experiences. He believes that by empowering children to love reading, problem-solving, and learning, they will succeed in school and continue to love learning, find solutions, and rise to any challenge they face.
Before joining NCCA, he was the Principal of James E. Shepard International Baccalaureate Magnet Middle School, Hope Valley Elementary, and Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School in Durham Public Schools. During his tenure, he has received awards and recognition from the Communities in Schools of Durham, Magnet Schools of America and for promoting Advanced Academic Opportunities for students. He started his career in public education as a fourth and fifth-grade teacher who was awarded several grants to utilize technology to increase student achievement.
Micah Copeland earned his Masters of School Administration and Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Copeland attended UNC on a swimming scholarship, where he earned multiple Academic All-American honors and numerous Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
He has lived in several states, but once he moved to the Triangle region of North Carolina, he has never left. He currently lives in Hillsborough with his lovely wife Lisa and two sons, Aiden and Caleb. Active in Scouts BSA, serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster supporting new scouts, he also spends time hiking, fishing, camping, and loves reading, especially young adult fiction. If you have a favorite book please share it with him.
Ms. Pratt joined NC Cyber Academy in July 2021 and is extremely excited about supporting teachers and students. Assistant Principal Pratt holds a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Norfolk State University and completed an add-on School Leadership program in 2016, from Gardner-Webb University.
Assistant Principal Pratt has extensive experience with student service/support, MTSS, and social-emotional learning and is most passionate about family/community partnership and engagement.
Ms. Pratt enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, food, and places, along with spending time with family.
Shelley Jones has worked in the field of education for 21 years. She started her career in New Jersey as an Elementary Teacher before moving to North Carolina. She has served in various roles in her career in and outside of the classroom. Ms. Jones is certified Pre-K, K-6, 9-12th grades with an emphasis in English. She is currently the Elementary Instructional Coach for North Carolina Cyber Academy. Before starting
with NCCA in June 2022, she was a Curriculum Coach with Johnston County Public Schools where she held the position of an English Teacher/Curriculum Coach.
Her role as an Elementary Instructional Coach includes supporting teachers and administrators in using
data to improve instruction on all levels. She assists with developing teachers in understanding the
curriculum and varied assessments, the Framework for Teaching, and data analysis. Ms. Jones works to develop teachers by supporting classroom instruction, planning, providing resources and feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success. She enjoys working with teachers by helping with the strategic ‘how of teaching’ and sharing multiple instructional strategies/processes with teachers during Professional Learning Communities/planning times.
Shelley resides in Clayton, North Carolina. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. When she isn’t spending time with her family, you will find her traveling. She has an appreciation for eating at different
restaurants and loves watching cooking shows. Shelley loves going to parties and events as much as she
enjoys hosting. When she hosts, she makes special foods and drinks for her friends. Shelley loves a good