UpROAR School Administration
Ms. Genesia Newsome
It is an honor for us to introduce to you, Genesia Newsome, our Founder/Director of UpROAR Leadership Academy. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Ms. Newsome earned a business administration and human service child and family welfare degree. She is a military veteran and served nine years in the N.C. Army National Guard. She has worked as a Contractor with the National Guard serving families for eight years. In 2010, Ms. Newsome started a non-profit organization, which provided free tutoring, mentoring, and a sports program for youth in the Charlotte Area. It has been dream of Ms. Newsome to serve the children of her community; especially when she learned of the challenges her youngest brother had faced. On her off time she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
Ms. Domina Blount
Head of School
Ms. Blount worked as a teacher in Wilson and Charlotte, NC for 7 years before moving into administration. Over the last 14 years she has operated in various administrative roles including K-8 Dean of Students, K-12 Testing Coordinator, K-8 Assistant Director of Instructions, both Middle and High School Principals and most recently as the Director of Academics at North Carolina Cyber Academy. Ms. Blount comes to us following 16 years of service at Sugar Creek Charter School in Charlotte, NC where she was the opening principal for their new high school campus in 2015. She joined North Carolina Cyber Academy in 2018 where she explored the world of virtual learning for students in grades K-12. Ms. Blount is excited about the new school year with UpROAR Leadership Academy and the opportunity to work with amazing scholars, families and staff.