Learning Support Staff

Phone: (704) 716 2409

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Mrs. Kelsey Black, M.A

Mrs. Black has been in the education field since 2016, after graduating with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Villanova University. Kelsey has worked as a Learning Support Specialist in the past, in both Charlotte and Philadelphia. In her most recent role, she was employed as a Clinical Case Manager, advocating for services and funding for adolescents with special needs. Originally from the Boston area, Kelsey moved to Charlotte to escape those long, cold winters! 

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Mrs. Carolina Figueiras

Mrs. Figueiras is a Learning Support Specialist. After earning a B.S. in Psychology, Mrs. Figueiras taught abroad before returning to New Orleans to receive an M.A. in Teaching with an English certification. While teaching in Charlotte and New Orleans, Mrs. Figueiras worked with students with various learning needs, and is eager to work with students at Charlotte Catholic to help them reach their full potential. 

Phone: 704-543-1127

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Mrs. Leigh Anne Baker

Mrs. Leigh Anne Baker, M.S., CCC-SLP

Mrs. Leigh Anne Baker is a Learning Support Specialist and licensed speech-language pathologist with 17 years of professional experience in speech-language therapy, clinical education and university-level clinical administration.  She graduated with a Masters Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Baker is a native of Louisiana, moving to Charlotte in 2021.  She and her family are active members of St. Matthew Catholic Church.  In her spare time, Mrs. Baker enjoys classical ballet, reading, volunteering with Girl Scouts and spending time with her husband, two daughters and their Boxer named Kaiser.

Options Program

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Mrs. Shelley Floriani

Mrs. Floriani is excited to be joining the Learning Support Team here at Charlotte Catholic High School. She is the Options Program teacher and coordinator. She earned her MA in Special Education at Kean University in New Jersey. This is her 18th year teaching students with Special Needs. Prior to coming to Charlotte Catholic, Mrs. Floriani taught in Union County (NC),  New Jersey, and Connecticut. Originally from New Jersey, she and her family moved to Charlotte 16 years ago and absolutely love living in the area.

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Mrs. Deborah Buchan

Mrs. Buchan is a member of the Options Department and is assisting Mrs. Floriani with her classes and students. Mrs. Buchan’s joy of children and education led her to direct a childcare and development program with a staff of 10 professionals and over 95 students.

Originally from Georgia, she moved to South Carolina with her family in 1987.

Mrs. Buchan has two grown children, and 3 beautiful granddaughters. She is currently focusing her avocational energy on two charming and precocious young great-granddaughters.


Mrs. Buchan loves working with young people and earnestly maintains that it keeps her young and energetic.