Board of Directors

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

To ensure the school’s academic program is successful, measured by both internal and external assessments. To ensure the school’s operational programs functioning at the highest level, aligned to the school’s charter and exceeding all compliance requirements. To ensure the school is viable organization, which includes, among other things, that is financially solvent and employs a competent professional staff. 

Board Meetings

The Board typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and the meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). 

Members of the public are invited to watch virtual Board meetings on our SWA Live YouTube Channel.  

Public Comment

Each regular meeting agenda includes an opportunity for public address to the Southern Wake Academy Board. Near the beginning of each meeting, there is a public comment period to hear from the public about matters that are not the subject of a scheduled public hearing. Those wishing to make comments are asked to sign-up before the meeting by emailing No one will be allowed to address the Southern Wake Academy Board after the start of the public comment period if they have not signed up to speak in advance. All requests must be submitted before Noon the day PRIOR to any scheduled Board meeting. Any submission after Noon will be added to next month’s scheduled Board meeting. All public comments will be limited to a max time of 2 minutes. 

The schedule for the 2022-2023 meetings is as follows:


September 8, 2022 7:00PM(Emergency Board Meeting)

September 15, 2022 4:00PM(Emergency Board Meeting)

September 27th, 2022 7:00pm

                                    October 13th, 2022 4:00pm(Emergency Board Meeting)

October 25th, 2022 7:00pm

  November 7th,2022 6:30pm( Emergency Board Meeting)

December 13th, 2022 7:00pm

January 31st, 2023 7:00pm

      February 8, 2023 6:00pm (Special Session Board Meeting) 

February 28th, 2023 7:00pm

March 28th, 2023 7:00pm

April 25th, 2023 7:00pm

May 30th, 2023 7:00pm

June 27th, 2023 7:00pm

July 25th, 2023 7:00pm


‏‏‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎• SWA Board of Directors Bylaws Revised 5-2020

‏‏‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎• SWA Board of Directors Bylaws Revised 2012 – 2013

‏‏‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎• SWA Board of Directors Application

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

‏‏‎ ‎2022-2023 Board of Directors

Robin Henderson – President

Lori Stokes – Vice President

Kay Smith – Secretary

Gary Leonard – Member

Board E-mail

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