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. To learn more about the Board Nomination process,  click here.


Board of Directors Executive Committee 2017-18

Principal:   Robin Hollis

  Chair: Kevin Nunley, Commercial Relationship Mgr, Senior Vice President: First Tennessee Bank
Immediate Past Chair:
Joan Marie Belnap, Business Administrator, Development Officer
Finance Chair:
Brittany Emery, Certified Public Accountant
Butler and Burke
Margaret Taylor, Professor
Wake Forest University Law School
Board Members:




Kelly Carswell Emling, Sales/Marketing:  VP Corp

Kyle Barnes, Hanes Brands

Brian Cole, Dean of Music, UNCSA

Matthew Donnell, Director Prepartory Dance, UNCSA

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

Ellen Heck, Studio Artist

Cheryl Hicks, Wake Forest University

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

Amy Lanning,  Attorney

Debbie Linville, Professor: Salem College

Charlie McCurry, Attorney

Griff Morgan, Attorney

Linda Pass, Civil Engineer

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 – Joy Blaser
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.