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Please welcome our newest Board Member
Mrs. Dawn J. Popple!

Dawn has been at UnitedHealthcare since 2000, where she started her career as a Customer Service Representative.  During her career with UHC, Dawn also worked on the Escalation Team where she resolved issues for her members.  After the Escalation Team, Dawn moved to the Learning Solutions organization in 2004, first as a trainer, then moving to other leadership roles within Learning Solutions.  In her current role, Dawn works with the Global and Domestic Partners that provide support to UHC and our many members.  Prior to coming to UHC, Dawn worked in the Guilford County School System, as a teaching assistant working with elementary age children- her true passion! 

Dawn was born and raised in Greensboro where she also went to college.  She attended UNC-Greensboro where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Business.   Dawn and her wonderful husband Mark have been married for 15 ½ years.  While we have no children, we LOVE spending time and spoiling our wonderful nieces and nephews as well as our cat, Tiberius. 

Learning, Leading, Living…

Mission Statement:

Guilford Preparatory Academy will produce young men and women who will: Learn 21st Century Skills, Lead in a Global Economy, and Live in Service to the Community.


We are a tuition free, public charter school offering a rigorous curriculum using the North Carolina Common Core and Essential Standards. Our small K-8 school offers differentiated instruction for students at both the elementary and middle school levels. We take pride in the fact that our “family” atmosphere caters to the needs of our students and gives parents the assurance that their child will be more than just a face in the crowd. We have a diverse population of staff which makes our school a fertile learning ground and gives our students the opportunity to see global learning at its best. We are confident that students who leave our school will be fully capable of competing successfully with students locally and globally.


Vision Statement:

Guilford Preparatory Academy provides a rigorous education that will equip students with foundational tools needed to achieve academic excellence in reaching their greatest potential as lifelong learners.