Staff and Locations

Operation Xcel Staff

Charlene Gladney, Executive Director  If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. “-Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada

Charlene is a native of Greensboro, NC and a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. She continued her studies at North Carolina A&T State University where she earned a Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. From North Carolina A&T State University, Charlene moved to Rochester, NY where she began her career at Xerox Corporation. She spent 20 years in various corporate positions ranging from systems design to project and people management.  She also volunteered as a tutor, mentor, Girl Scout leader and Sunday school Teacher.  In 2007, Charlene took a leap of faith and entered the nonprofit world as Executive Director of Operation Homework, now Operation Xcel.

 “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.” ― Erma Bombeck

Jennifer Hermen – Lead Tutor, Stokesdale



Operation Xcel Locations

Mailing Address

PO Box 412 Stokesdale, NC 27357-0412

Current Sites

Oak Springs Baptist Church  
9070 Highway 158
Stokesdale, NC 27357
 Tel: 336-644-3530 
 Rankin Memorial United Methodist Church
314 Barker Ave.
Highpoint, 27262.
 Tel: 336-338-3384 
Fax: 866-877-6482