Excellence in education—delivered by passionate leaders


Dr. Pam Long, Head of School

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Dr. Long earned her Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2014 and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008 from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Long received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Pennsylvania State University in 1997.  She comes to UDS after having taught first, third and fourth grades  for 17 years in both public and private schools. 

Kyle Pierce, Head of Lower School

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Mr. Pierce comes to Union Day School from Lincoln Charter School where he served as Principal and Assistant Principal. Mr. Pierce started his teaching career in Texas, where he also coached football, softball, cross country and basketball. He moved to NC in 2007 and began teaching at Lake Norman Charter School where he also served as Assistant Principal. Mr. Pierce holds a Masters in School Administration from University of North Carolina Charlotte.


Message from the board of directors


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Dear prospective Union Day community members,

 Thank you for evaluating Union Day School. We are excited to build our children’s futures together with you. It is with great passion and dedication that we will see all Union Day children unleash their potential through exploration and inquiry in a positive environment.

We believe every child possesses unique gifts and needs opportunity to discover the community and world around them. Through purposeful hiring, selective curriculum and opportunities, modeling servant leadership, and integrating into our community, Union Day children will develop to their fullest potential.

On behalf of the Union Day School Board of Directors, welcome to your new community school, built by you and for you!

Erin Kirkpatrick

Union Day School

Chair, Board of Directors