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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are professionally skilled volunteers who serve the Southern Wake Academy community by providing governance oversight of the school's operations. Their main responsibilities are: 

  1. To ensure the school's academic program is successful, measured by both internal and external assessments; 

  2. To ensure the school's operational programs functioning at the highest level, aligned to the school’s charter and exceeding all compliance requirements; and, 

  3. To ensure the school is a viable organization, which includes, among other things, that it is financially solvent and employs a competent professional staff. 

The email address of each board member is below, however, the first contact to the school should always be to the teacher or the principal of the school. Although the board is responsible for the school's overall success, they do not handle the school's operations.
The Board is responsible for providing the strategic vision and goals for SWA, hiring, supervising and holding the principal to who runs the school accountable for meeting the goals and objectives set for SWA.

Board Members

President, Robin Henderson robin.henderson@swake.org

Vice President, Lori Stokes  lori.stokes@swake.org

Secretary- Kay Smith kay.smith@swake.org 

Gary Leonard gary.leonard@swake.org

Tripp Womble tripp.womble@swake.org

To email the entire Board: board@swake.org 

Board Meetings

The Board typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and the meetings begin at 7:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) and are in-person. Some meetings will be virtual and members of the public are invited to watch these Board meetings on our SWA Live YouTube Channel. Board meetings for the 2021-2022 academic year are noted below.

You may sign up for three minutes of public comment by 5:00 pm on the meeting day HERE.


July 2021


Tuesday, July 13, 2021*

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021**


*Special Session Meeting 7pm

**Emergency Meeting 7:30pm

August 2021


Wednesday, August 4, 2021*

Tuesday, August 10, 2021**

Monday, August 23, 2021

*Special Session Meeting 7pm

**Special Session Meeting 7pm

September 2021


Tuesday, September 7, 2021*

Tuesday, September 28, 2021**



*Special Session Meeting 3pm
**Postponed until October 5th

October 2021


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

November 2021



Tuesday, November 23, 2021


December 2021

No Meeting This Month

January 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

February 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

March 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

April 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

May 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

June 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Approved Board Minutes

Governing Documents