Sunlake Academy of Math & Science is Proud to be
A Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools


Meet Our Principal

2021-2022 marks Dr. Judy Moore's twenty-fifth year in education. In July 2019, she relocated to the Tampa area from Charlotte, NC where she worked as an educator for twenty-one of those years. She holds a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University in history education. She began her career in Raleigh, NC as a high school history teacher and coach. She and her husband relocated to the Charlotte area in 1998 and she continued to teach and coach at the high school level. 

Not long after, Dr. Moore was tapped for the prestigious North Carolina Principal Fellows program and attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte to complete her Master's in School Administration. She served as a high school assistant principal, middle school principal, high school principal, and alternative school principal in the years that followed. In 2013, she earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Moore holds professional certifications as a Secondary Social Studies educator, K-12 Principal, and K-12 Curriculum and Instruction specialist. Throughout her career she has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics ranging from school-based leadership, teaching and leading in poverty, instructional technology, data-driven decision making, and curriculum and instruction strategies. She was a top five finalist in the Wake County Public School System (Raleigh, NC) for district-wide New Teacher of the Year and a finalist in Gaston County Schools (Gastonia, NC) for Principal of the Year.

Dr. Moore is incredibly excited to lead the outstanding staff at Sunlake Academy of Math and Science and Charter School Associates! She has a strong focus on student growth both academically and developmentally. She believes in the vital importance of parent and community involvement, continuous performance improvement, and the establishment of a strong, positive school culture that values kindness, high-expectations, and excellence every day.

School Tour with Principal Moore


Sunlake Academy of Math and Science recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and differentiated instructional techniques designed to prepare the child for success.

SAMS offers a safe and secure environment with a program that provides a quality and challenging academic education that includes:

  • parental involvement
  • school-wide disciplinary expectations
  • standards designed to foster academic, social and emotional growth.

We offer a balanced and flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in the core disciplines with enrichment in Math and Science and the infusion of technology throughout the school day.


Sunlake Academy is a Cognia accredited educational institution. Accreditation through Cognia indicates that Sunlake Academy has met rigorous, research- based standards of  educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at Sunlake Academy meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, Sunlake Academy targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.