RCHS Support Staff
Bobby Lyons has been part of the RCHS community for over fifteen years. He is our Athletic Director. Over the years, Bobby has coached several of our athletic teams, supported special events, served as a substitute teacher, and worked in the main office.
blyons [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Debra Dwight holds a BA in Business Administration from Michigan State University and is an avid MSU Spartan fan. She serves as the Bookkeeper at RCHS, and previously held positions in accounting for schools and churches in Texas and North Carolina. Go Green!
ddwight [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Community Liaison and Testing Coordinator
Hannah Fatool holds a BA in Linguistics and Dramatic Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has served on the Orange County Arts Commission and spends her free time directing and producing theatre in the Triangle. Hannah is an RCHS Class of 2018 alum and serves as the Community Liaison and Testing Coordinator for Raleigh Charter.
hfatool [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Angela Cooper taught in a K-12 classroom for 17 years before joining the RCHS staff in 2022. She currently works in the main office as the school's Data Manager. Before coming to RCHS, she was the Director of Educational Analytics at Research Triangle High School where, at various points in time, she also taught math and AP Psychology, served as an instructional coach for faculty and was the head swim coach. She holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis in Psychology. Ms. Cooper is married to JJ Cooper and they have two daughters and a dog.
acooper [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Development & Communications Specialist
Mimi Tomei holds a BA in Media and Journalism and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mimi has interned at two local nonprofits and in state government, and served as a yearbook editor while at UNC. A 2016 RCHS graduate, Mimi now serves as RCHS' development and communications specialist. In her spare time, Mimi enjoys traveling and baking.
mtomei [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Director of Development and Communications
Margaret Barnett holds a BA in Graphic Design from Loyola University New Orleans. As a 2008 RCHS graduate and proud Forever Phoenix, Margaret is honored to serve as Director of Development and Communications. She also enjoys serving as the school's alumni liaison. Prior to joining the staff at RCHS, Margaret worked as a graphic designer and marketing specialist for a local bank in Santa Cruz, California.
Director of Diverstiy, Equity and Inclusion
Sarita McIver holds a BA in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. Participating in college basketball, soccer, and softball, Sarita found herself most passionate about fine arts and athletics. She was formerly the Athletic Director at Carmen High School of Science and Technology and is now Raleigh Charter's Athletic Director.
smciver [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Front Office Supervisor
Loretta Goldenberg joined the Raleigh Charter High School staff in summer 2022 to serve as the Front Office Supervisor. She comes to us from Gateway Charter School K-12 in Florida where she held a position as the Front Office Supervisor and Principal’s Secretary for over 10 years. She was responsible for the overall coordination of a broad range of responsibilities that allowed the organization to operate efficiently. She loves traveling and spending time with her family.
lgoldenberg [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Catlyn earned her Associates degree in Nursing from Austin Community College in Austin, TX in 2017. She has worked as a school nurse in Texas for two and a half years before relocating to North Carolina where she worked as an Operating Room Nurse at Rex prior to joining RCHS in 2021. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 daughters, especially spending time outside enjoying the four seasons that Raleigh has to offer.
CWibbenmeyer [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Akilah Govan holds a B.A. in Psychology from William Peace University and a MEd in school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to RCHS, she worked as a school counselor in Harnett County. Ms. Govan joined RCHS in 2021 to serve as Director of Student Support.
agovan [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Allison Northrup holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University. Prior to coming to Raleigh Charter she worked at a K-8 charter school in Wake Forest, NC. Allison is originally from the Northern Virginia area. She enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband, especially traveling with them!
anorthrup [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Cheryl Smith helps maintain the “technology” (hardware and software) here at Raleigh Charter High School. She comes here after serving this same post for four years at The Magellan Charter School. Upon receiving the Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, Ms. Smith relocated to North Carolina from New Jersey.