Chris Nealy, MSW, LCSWMental Health Specialist

    “Seeing a child fall in love with reading is my jam.”

    My educational background:

    BA Sociology (UNC-Chapel Hill)
    Master of Social Work (UNC-Chapel Hill)

    My certifications:


    My social/emotional trainings:

    A lot …

    My favorite teacher from my past:

    Dr. Joelle Powers; she combined empathy and compassions with logic and data.

    What do I love about Epiphany?

    The open nature allows students more flexibility in choices, promoting opportunities to learn new ways to learn.

    How does teaching and working with children inspire me?

    The ability to gain insight and learn from the future generations, while providing information to support their ongoing development towards adulthood.

    My spirit animal:


    My favorite movie:

    Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows pt. 1

    My favorite board game:

    Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

    My favorite book:

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

    My favorite character, cartoon, or superhero:

    Dobby. He’s loyal, is comfortable being uncomfortable, follows the rules, and will vigorously protect his friends.

    My Interests and hobbies:

    Camping/Hammocking, Concerts, Video Games

    My origins, travels and/or adventures:

    Eastern NC and Durham/Chapel Hill prior to moving to Charlotte.

    My favorite thing to do, place to go, or eatery in Charlotte:

    Discovering new restaurants, parks, and sights.

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