The following NAIS principles provide common ground for interaction between independent school professionals and their many constituents (parents, students, colleagues at other schools, and the public). The NAIS Principles of Good Practice for member schools define high standards and ethical behavior in key areas of school operations to guide schools in becoming the best education communities they can be, to embed the expectation of professionalism, and to further our sector’s core values of transparency, excellence, and inclusivity. Accordingly, membership in NAIS is contingent upon agreement to abide by "the spirit" of the PGPs.
 
In addition our Board strives to follow NAES Principles of Good Practice for Governance in Episcopal Parish Schools.  
 
Dorothy Sullivan

Dorothy Sullivan

Chairperson

Dorothy Sullivan is the Associate Head of School at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA. She believes that every child has different talents, and it is all of our responsibility to identify those talents in each child and help bring them out in full.
Tim Gould

Tim Gould

Vice-Chairperson

Tim Gould is a member of St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, parent of two students at St Benedict's, and a small business owner. He chairs the Facilities Committee and is on of the Finance Committee. Tim is a former Senior Warden of the church Vestry, remaining involved with church finance committee and Children’s Ministries. He and his wife, Judy Fitzgerald, have two great children, Abbie and Jack, who both happily attend St. Benedict’s Episcopal School. Tim graduated from University of Buffalo with a BA in Mechanical Engineering and later earned is his professional engineering license. He obtained an MBA from Fordham University while working in New York. Tim moved to Atlanta in 1996 and co-founded Fordham Plastics Equipment Company in 1999 and started ZAG Equipment Sales a few years later. Both companies sell manufacturing equipment in the plastics industry. Judy is a Chief of Staff at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Lynn Strickland

Lynn Strickland

Treasurer

Lynn Strickland was the 2012 senior warden of St. Benedict's Episcopal Church and has previously served as the chair of the Parish Events and Kitchen committees. A graduate of both University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Lynn worked in the emerging business and audit groups at Deloitte & Touche, as the manager of financial reporting for a subsidiary of Bellsouth and is currently the business manager for a local advertising agency. She and her husband Mitch have been Smyrna residents for 20+ years. They have two daughters, Emily and Annie.
Jackson Wilson

Jackson Wilson

Board Member and Facilities Committee

Mr. Wilson is an executive leader with deep technology skills. He has built a successful career delivering business results through crafting effective teams, improving data security, integrating cloud services and crafting industry-specific technology programs for companies at varying levels of maturity.
Edward England

Edward England

Board Member

Mr. England, a lifelong educator, is the retired Head of School from Grace Episcopal School in Ocala, FL. Edward served as interim Head of School at St. Benedict's Episcopal School from 2012 - 2013.
Lindsay Johnson

Lindsay Johnson

Secretary

Lindsay and her family are long-time members of the St. Benedict's Church Community. She serves as the Southeastern Region Director of Marketing for Wells Fargo. For the past three years she has served on the Board of Directors for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Gail Sickling

Gail Sickling

Board Member

Gail is a founding member of St. Benedict’s and has served as the Head of Congregational Life (1 year), Adult Formation and Confirmation teacher (6 years), Lector, Eucharistic Minister(8 years), Spirit Week teacher (5 years) as well as many special projects including the organization of the Theological Library and copywriter/editor for the 2009 Capital Campaign brochure. In addition to parish-related activities, Gail has been very active in diocesan activities including: appointed by the bishop to the Commission on Ministry Diocese of Atlanta, Mentor/Teacher Education for Ministry, Advisory Board of the Institute for Ministry and Theological Education (also appointed by the bishop), and the Task Force for the Refinement and Review of the Discernment Process for the Diocese of Atlanta. Gail is a 2007 Graduate of the Education for Ministry program, Sewanee School of Theology, and 2010 Graduate of the Teacher Certification in the Foundation of Christian Education., Diocese of Atlanta. Gail has served this community in a number of other ways including the Whitefield Academy Parents Association Secretary, Lower School President, Middle School President., Atlanta Humane Society - volunteer in Education/Community Awareness Program, and Homeowners’ Association President/Secretary (5years). Gail has a 12-year career with Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) as portfolio manager in the Bond and Money Market Division, after receiving her Journalism degree from University of Georgia. She is married to Jack for 22 years, and their daughter Annie, is a sophomore at Oglethorpe University. Previously from Delaware and North Carolina, Gail has enjoyed tennis and golf since childhood.
KC George

KC George

Board Member

KC George is involved with various organizations such as Invest Atlanta’s AEMI/New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board, Atlanta Regional Councils Social Equity Advisory Committee, 2008 Leadership Atlanta Class, the Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2003, Housing Partnership Network, National Affordable Housing Lenders, Urban Land Institute, Council for Urban Economic Development and Opportunity Finance Network and is pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Given George’s banking and finance, economic development, housing finance and community development expertise, he has provided consultation to the US Treasury/CDFI Fund, HUD and the EPA on programs such as New Market Tax Credit Initiative, the Economic Development Initiative, the Brownfield Economic Development Initiative and the Section 108 Loan Program; all of which are designed to stimulate investment and redevelopment in urban corridors throughout America. George’s objectivity and appreciation for diversity, travel, and culture were planted by his Guyanese heritage (South America). George was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up predominantly in two culturally diverse cities; Brooklyn, New York and Miami, Florida. George earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration concentrating in Banking and Finance, minoring in Economics from Morehouse College. He is also a Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government fellow who completed the Community Builder Fellowship and Management Program for executives. George has made Atlanta home since 1989, with professional and educational assignments which have led him to live in Miami, Florida, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. He lives in metro Atlanta with his wife, Karissa and three children, Bakari, Josiah and Abrielle.