SWA Welcomes New leaders


The SWA Board of Directors is pleased to introduce our new Head of School, Dr. Brittany Ray.

Dr. Ray is an innovative and strategic leader. She prides herself on being an "unbound leader." In addition, she is a K-12 Educator, Administrator, and former Adjunct Instructor. She has over 13 years of professional leadership experience and holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Masters in Executive Leadership, and a Bachelors in English and History.

Dr. B was recognized as The Fayetteville Observer's 40 Area's Top Business Professionals and Community Leaders. She was also named Assistant Principal of the year in 2016-2017 for her school district. In addition, she serves as an advisory board member for Rebrand NC Education, a platform that provides relevant educational news, instructional strategies, leadership tips, and current trends. Dr. B believes that “You are worth everything!” Invest in yourself. Invest in your career. Everything that matters requires attention. You must be intentional about whom and what you choose to give your attention to.





Dr. Brittany Ray




Mrs. Jenna Cook



The SWA Board of Directors is pleased to announce our new Dean of the Middle School, Mrs. Jenna Cook.

Mrs. Cook earned her Bachelor's from The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!) in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's from Columbia University's Teachers College in Public School Administration. She was a middle school math teacher for four years and has spent the last 5 years as a school administrator in a charter school in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Cook is proud to be joining and serving the Southern Wake Academy Family. She believes all students can thrive when they are provided with the appropriate amount of rigor, support and consistency. She is especially passionate about working with middle school students as they grow into the new generation of thinkers and leaders.

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