Michelle Spaulding, executive Director

Michelle Spaulding is the Executive Director of Carolina Collaborative Prep. She is a North Carolina Certified P-12 Special Education Teacher with 26 years of experience in the field. This certification has allowed Michelle to help students of all ages and abilities succeed both in the classroom and their personal lives. Prior to CCP, Michelle worked in Laurel Heights Behavioral Health Hospital in Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, UCP Easter Seals, Developmental Disabilities Resources, and her own start-up company Soar Tutoring.

Michelle graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 with a 5 year Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education. Additionally, Michelle has received certificates in Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Training, TEACCH Fundamentals of Structured Teaching, and Handwriting Without Tears. Her goal in teaching is to help children achieve their maximum potential in all areas of development in a multi-sensory, fun, positive, supportive environment that focuses on the unique learning styles and strengths of the individual learner.

Michelle has lived in Charlotte since 1998. She is happily married with two children and two adorable

mini-schnauzers. She is on the PTSO of her son’s high school and enjoys golf, yoga, reading, playing cards

and going to the beach.

Lower Academy INSTRUCTOR

Asa Caldwell is an Instructor in the Lower Academy at Carolina Collaborative Prep.


Asa is super excited to join the CCP family this school year! She is a Charlotte native and is the oldest of four siblings. She is a Gradner Webb University Alumni with a degree in Human Services. Asa obtained her Certification in Special Education k-12 in 2013.


With over 16 years  of  experience working with children of all ages; Asa has a true passion to assist in the development of equipping individuals to reach their full potential. She previously taught within Charlotte Mecklenburg School System grades K-5 and is a former Family Service Coordinator at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. She is also currently a licensed instructor with the American Heart Association, providing certification in BLS, Heartsaver, AED, and First Aid. She is a proud Zumbini instructor and the co-owner of a nutrition center.


Asa believes anything is possible as long as there is dedication, modification, and patience! Her nickname is Ms. Happiness! She loves seeing things grow and thrives off challenges, especially when others say "there's no way".


When Asa is not teaching she enjoys exercise, basketball, and family time. Her favorite book is Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. 



Sarah Pulley is an Instructor at Carolina Collaborative Prep.

Sarah graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. After graduation she joined the team at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as an

Outreach Coordinator traveling around the state teaching environmental science classes featuring native NC animal species. After moving to Charlotte she became the Youth Programs Manager at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden where she continued to foster a fun, inclusive learning environment for all students.

While in university, Sarah studied abroad in Australia which deepened her love of traveling and environmental science and jump started her journey of teaching others.

Victoria McLain,

Victoria McLain is an Instructor at Carolina Collaborative Prep.


Victoria graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. In her undergraduate studies, she specialized in Birth-Kindergarten Education and received a minor in Spanish. While attending UNCG, she tutored students in Biology, Nutrition, and Spanish. 


As an undergraduate student, Victoria studied abroad in Puebla, Mexico. During that time, she immersed herself in the culture and served at a local orphanage. After graduating, Victoria taught at the Jewish Community Center in Tampa, FL. After about 4 years, she relocated to her hometown, Charlotte, NC, and began working as a tutor for Beam Tutoring. Victoria enjoys teaching children of all ages, primarily in math, reading, and writing. 


In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hiking, traveling, learning new languages, and spending time with loved ones.