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


Meet Our Principal

2022-2023 marks Dr. Judy Moore's fourth year leading Sunlake Academy and her twenty-sixth year in education. 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. She and her husband relocated to the Tampa area in 2019.

Dr. Moore 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


The mission of Sunlake Academy of Math & Science is to provide students with a well-rounded education, through a challenging program focused on mathematics and science using innovative, reform-based instructional methods in a stimulating and nurturing environment that fosters maximum student achievement.



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.