• 919-552-5446
  • info@achievementcharteracademy.org
  • 25 Buttonwood Court, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Leaja Horne

    Director of Education


    • North Carolina Psychology License: Psychological Associate (LPA) & Health Service Provider: Psychological Associate (HSP-PA) (2013-present)
    • Choice Theory/Reality Therapy/Lead Management Certified (2017-present)
    • EdD Doctorate in Education: Educational Leadership (In progress; Graduation projection 2023); Liberty University, VA
    • MA Masters in Psychology: General with Clinical Concentration (2011); North Carolina Central University, NC
    • BA Bachelors in Psychology & English (2004); East Carolina University, NC

    The thing I love most about Achievement Charter Academy is…

    The staff and families at ACA are a close knit community where people are the number one priority. The most important part of our day is creating an environment where relationships are built on trust and respect. Teaching students and staff how to “get happier” is the highlight of my day. I love choice theory and I believe by teaching it to others I am helping people learn to treat each other kindly and to see the act of learning as a need satisfying behavior. When a student discovers that learning is meaningful and adds value to his/her life, my heart is full!

    My greatest personal achievement is…

    My marriage to my loving husband, Tommy, and raising our three amazing children!

    The one thing I am proudest of my classroom/students/school for is…

    Breathing life into the dream of opening this school. The dream began in 2011 with our first application to open a charter school, followed by a second attempt in 2017. As the founder, I spent countless hours writing the application, interviewing before the Charter School Advisory Board, writing policies, hiring staff, and doing all of the many tasks involved in opening a school from 2018-2020. When we opened the doors on August 24, 2020 it was truly an amazing moment when my dreams became reality. I am even more proud of the dedication and grit of the ACA staff which brought us safely through Covid-19 while maintaining in-person learning, smiles on our faces, and caring relationships. ACA has DRIVE!!

    Something people might be surprised to learn about me is…

    My name was created using my parents’ astrological signs! Ask me how!