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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). Members of the public are invited to watch all Board meetings on our SWA Live You Tube Channel. Board meetings for the 2020-2021 academic year are noted below.

To view SWA Meetings please go to SWA LIVE.

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


July 2020

Tuesday, July 2, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Agenda for 7/7

Friday, July 17, 2020

Agenda for 7/15

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


August 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020*

Tuesday, August 11, 2020*

Tuesday, August 18, 2020*

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


*Special Meeting

September 2020

  Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

(meeting to be held on Campus

in the Multipurpose Room)


October 2020


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

November 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020


December 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Only if needed

January 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


February 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


March 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021


April 2021

Wednesday, April 21 2021*

Tuesday, April 27 2021


*Special Meeting


May 2021

Friday, May 7 2021*

Tuesday, May 11 2021**

Thursday, May 20 2021***

Monday, May 24 2021****
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

*Work in Meeting 11am-2pm

**Work in Meeting 7pm

***Special Session Meeting 7pm

****Special Session Meeting 7pm

June 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021*

Tuesday, June 15, 2021**

Tuesday, June 22, 2021***

Tuesday, June 29, 2021



*Special Session Meeting 7pm

** Emergency Meeting 4pm

***Special Session Meeting 7pm

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

October 2021



Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Approved Board Minutes

Governing Documents