The Casa Esperanza Leadership Team

Meggan Matson
Director of 3rd – 8th Grade

Meggan Matson came to Casa in the fall of 2021 after relocating to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. While in Pennsylvania, she worked in public education for 25 years, as both an elementary and special education teacher and then as an Education Consultant, with an area of expertise in the field of behavior management. In her spare time, she coached a YMCA Swim Team with up to 100 children ages 4-18.

Sra. Matson has been married to her husband, Jack (whom she met in preschool) for 21 years and they have 2 teenage daughters.

Wendy Pineda

Director of Academic Achievement

Wendy Pineda started at Casa in 2014 and has been working in education for 29 years. After she graduated with a Bachelors in Special Education, she joined the Peace Corps and lived abroad in both Ecuador and Colombia for 5 years where she met her husband. She is licensed in Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, and Special Education. While at Casa, Sra. Pineda has served in multiple roles including: EL Teacher, Interventionist, and Testing Coordinator. Both of her children have been at Casa in the Immersion program. She loves to read and spend time with her family.

Mrs. Pineda is the Director of Academic Achievement and is your go-to for state testing, Read to Achieve, English Learners support, World Languages, the intervention programs, EVAAS data and Professional Learning Communities. She manages the Reading Interventionist, Math interventionist, tutors, the EL Teacher, the Montessori Coach and Teacher Leaders.

Shaneki Cauble

Director of Finance & Operations

Shaneki Cauble joined the Casa team in September of 2021. She has been working in education for nine years specializing in Finance and Operations. She brings over 27 years of experience working in a variety of fields including customer service, construction, manufacturing production, marketing and the medical industry. Shaneki holds a Bachelors in Christian Studies and Education and a Masters in Business Administration. She married her college sweetheart, CJ and together they have two children, Noah and AnnMarie. Shaneki’s favorite activity, when not trying to keep up with the family, is enjoying the beach and reading.

Mrs. Cauble is the Director of Finance & Operations. She is your go-to for budget/finance, enrollment, facilities, private program tuition, risk management/safety, data management, HR Onboarding, employee benefits and PTO, grants and insurance. She manages the Data Manager, Receptionist, Executive Assistant, BASC Coordinator, School Nurse and Custodial Staff.

Faith Boakye
Director of Exceptional Children

Faith Boakye joined the Casa team as the Exceptional Children’s Director in 2022. She has over 14 years of experience in special education and has served as a teacher, coordinator, and director. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Special Education. She is also certified in middle grades math. She has been married for 8 years and has 3 sons and a daughter! Faith enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Boakye is the Director of Exceptional Children and is your go-to for Special Education services, 504 services, IDEA grants, EC budget and service provider oversight. She manages the Exceptional Childrens’ Teachers and Related Service Providers.

GeRita Connor
Executive Director/Leadership Consultant

GeRita Connor has returned to Casa Esperanza after serving as Head of School for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. She is entering her 20th year as an educator with the last 11 having been in Leadership and Administration. She completed degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education and School Administration. Mrs. Connor is married to Kris and has a son Christopher who was a student at Casa Esperanza. Her fun activities of choice are shopping, being close to the ocean and organizing things! She loves the Carolina Tar Heels and competitive cheerleading.

Mrs. Connor is the Executive Director/Leadership Consultant and is your go-to for school level governance, strategic plan execution, all areas of compliance, fiscal stability and sustainability, school culture, systematic stakeholder communications, continuous academic improvement, recruitment/retention of faculty, adherence to local, state and federal mandates, policy and handbooks, scheduling and community outreach and support. She manages the Director of Leadership & Administration, the Director of Student and Teacher Success, the Director of Academic Achievement, the Director of Finance and Operations and the Director of Exceptional Children.