We are governed by the ABS Board of Directors

This is a voluntary board comprised of community leaders, business people, educators, and parents committed to the success of our school and its mission. The Board of Directors convenes a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:45pm at the school. Board meetings are open to the public.


Board of Directors Executive Committee 2016-17

Principal:   Robin Hollis

  Chair:   Joan Marie Belnap,
Business Administrator, Development Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Immediate Past Chair:
Heather Smith, Community Volunteer
Finance Chair:
Brittany Emery, Certified Public Accountant
Butler and Burke
Margaret Taylor, Professor
Wake Forest University Law School
Board Members:

Nigel Alston, Owner: Nigel D. Alston and Associates

Emily Ball, Community Volunteer

Kelly Carswell, Sales/Marketing:  VP Corp

Charles Cleveland, Consultant:Daxco T2 Consulting

Dr. Chris Gilmore, Physician: Carolina Pain Institute

Chrissy Hardy, Adjunct Instructor: Salem College

Cheryl D. Harry, Director of African American Programs:Old Salem Museum and Gardens

Michelle Taylor Kennedy, Broadcast Meteorologist & Reporter: WXII-12

Amy Lanning,  Attorney

Debbie Linville, Professor: Salem College

Griff Morgan, Attorney

Kevin Nunley, Commercial Relationship Mgr, Senior Vice President: First Tennessee Bank

Linda Pass, Civil Engineer

Eric Prior, Manager of Corporate/Business Banking: First Citizens Bank

Doug Punger, Attorney: WS/FCS Retired

Mabel Robinson, Retired Artistic Director: NC Black Repertory Company

Bill Scheidt, Artistic Director: Tam Tam Mandingue

Suzanne Shuford, Information Technology Consultant, Cardinal Solutions

Julia Toone, Executive Director, Family Services Davidson County




Non-Voting Board Members

ABS Principal – Robin Hollis
Parent Council Representative – Lindsey Deibler
School Leadership Team Representative – Paige Raper

ABS Grievance Policy
Each Board Meeting is open and accessible to parents and community members. The first fifteen minutes of the meetings provide an opportunity for parents to bring forward any concerns or complaints that need to be addressed. The complainant is encouraged to first address any grievance at the level at which the problem occurred. If a resolution cannot be reached at that level, the Board asks that the chain of command be observed: teacher, then Principal, then Chair of the Board.