Charlé LaMonica is the Director of World View. As Director, Charlé works with World View’s Partners both on and off campus, forges strategic alliances and collaborations with schools and community colleges and represents World View in the state and on the national stage. With a background in Chinese history, LaMonica’s international career began in the 1980s when she led some of the first American medical and legal delegations to the People’s Republic of China. In the United States she taught English, history, language arts and social studies in middle and high schools for more than 15 years and also taught world history at the community college and university level. Before joining World View, Charlé served as Director of International Studies at Charlotte Country Day School where she designed and coordinated faculty and student exchanges throughout the world. Her involvement in international business and education has allowed her to collaborate with those working in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the former Soviet Union and parts of Africa. Charlé holds a Master’s degree from UNC Charlotte and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Phone: (919) 843-9408
Neil is World View’s Associate Director. He directs community college programs and initiatives. Neil has a B.A. in English from UNC at Chapel Hill and holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Language and Literature from Indiana University. He taught Chinese literature at universities the US, English language and literature at a university and community college in Taiwan, and was president of a consulting firm for international business. He lived in Taiwan and China for five years as a student, teacher, and Fulbright scholar. As an international business consultant he traveled regularly to Asia, South America, and Europe.
Phone: (919) 843-5332
Associate Director of K-12
World View’s Associate Director for K-12, Julie, develops professional development programs throughout the state and coordinates outreach and communication activities. Julie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and holds a Masters of Public Health degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Albania for two years where she taught English as a foreign language in a secondary school and coordinated community development projects.
Phone: (919) 962-6785
As World View’s Assistant Director, Montana leads professional development programs across the state of North Carolina to inspire global educators and to enhance global curricula. She also leads evaluation efforts to better understand overall program impact. Montana earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation. Prior to World View, Montana worked for 7 years as a high school and middle school Spanish teacher in Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina. At the postsecondary level, she taught courses at UNC-Chapel Hill related to multicultural education and social justice for teachers and counselors. Montana is committed to helping teachers promote equity in their classrooms through globally competent and multicultural teaching practices. Montana and her colleagues developed the Globally Competent Teaching Continuum (GCTC), used throughout the state to help teachers identify where they are in their teaching practice and to guide them through the next level. She has also studied and worked abroad in Thailand, Jamaica, and Cuba.
Phone: (919) 843-7793
As Program Manager, Daniel provides financial, logistical, and HR support and acts as primary liaison for business activities at World View. Before coming to World View, Daniel spent three years as Program Coordinator for the Council on Aging of Henderson County. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a second major in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sammi is the Program Coordinator for World View. In this role, she coordinates logistics for World View’s programs, assists with World View To You!, and manages our currency kits. Prior to joining World View, Sammi lived in Washington, DC, where she worked in the nonprofit sector–first at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and later at J Street. At NDI, she focused extensively on democratic development programs in Jordan, visiting the country three times to provide support to the Institute’s ongoing activities and international observation of the 2013 legislative elections. While at J Street, Sammi served as the senior programming associate for the organization’s education fund, helping plan their national conferences and other large-scale events. Sammi earned her bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science from Emory University, and she holds a graduate certification in Secondary Education from American University.
Phone: (919) 843-8210
Administrative Services Coordinator
As World View’s Administrative Services Coordinator, Caroline acts as primary liaison for World View participants and provides administrative support to the Director. She assists with program logistics and promotion, coordinates participant registrations and helps manage World View’s website. Prior to joining World View, Caroline worked as Assistant Program Coordinator for the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop facilitating workshop registrations and program planning. Caroline spent two years living, studying and volunteering in Italy, where she received a Master of Music from the Conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Phone: (919) 962-9264
As World View’s Communications Specialist, Natasha Gilliam provides graphic support, brand and communication strategy, web and social management for World View and its programming. She brings a unique perspective to the position with a background in design and business. Her experience ranges from brand development, web and graphic design, strategic business development and project management. Her career focus has been in the non-profit and small business space, including work for, churches, schools and universities. She holds a B.A. in Computer Graphics and Design from George Mason University, and a Masters in Business Administration.
Phone: (919) 843-6454