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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jimmy Warren

Jimmy Warren

Vice President, Warren Capital Corporation
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.
Larry Freeman

Larry Freeman

Board Member

R. LARRY FREEMAN and his wife Martha have raised their two daughters, Brittany Freeman and Katie Wasserman, in the Smyrna area. His grandchildren are now enrolled as students at St. Benedict's. He recently retired as the President and Founder of Consolidated Disposal. He is now COO of JCB of Atlanta. He has served on several local boards, such as Chair of the Cobb Chamber of Education, Chair of Chattahoochee Technical College, Past Chair of Smyrna Development and an original member of Smyrna Downtown Authority. He was on the Leadership Cobb class of 1989, received the President Award from the Cobb Chamber and was Smyrna Citizen of the Year.
Clarke Meyer

Clarke Meyer

Board Member

Clark Meyer has been teaching at The Westminster Schools since 1997, where he has a reputation for classroom innovation and student engagement. His primary teaching duty is 8th Grade English, and he has helped teach experiential high school summer courses in field geology and interdisciplinary field ecology/nature writing. Pedagogical interests include experiential and project-based learning, sustainability education, and film studies. He also serves as head coach for the Wildcats' Varsity Girls Soccer team. Clark enjoys spending time with his two sons. He blogs about parenting, teaching, and the natural world at Postcards from the Outback (clarkbeast.wordpress.com).
George Sullivan

George Sullivan

Board Member

George Sullivan is a real estate agent for Harry Norman. He brings a wealth of expertise from the business world, and served on several community and professional boards, such as, Past Chair of Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Broward County, Chair of Governance Task Force for the Broward County Superintendent’s Commission on Public Education, Former Board Member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and received the “Corporate Citizen of the Year” 1987 by The Greater Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. (Note: All three Sullivans on the St. Benedict’s BOT have not familial relation to one another).
Kate Wiley

Kate Wiley

Board Member

Kate Wiley is a Parent of Students at St. Benedict’s Episcopal School, Member of the School Board of Trustees, and Senior Warden for St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. Kate and her husband, Chris, have been members of St. B’s since the days in the Campbell Middle School gym. Kate is a Clinical Instructor at Georgia State University.
Tom O'Connor

Tom O'Connor

Board Member

Tom O’Connor is a member of St Benedict’s Episcopal Church and former senior warden of the vestry. Tom’s bride Maryanne serves the St. Benedict’s community as an usher and Eucharistic minister and has served on the Vestry Selection Committee, while their children, Jay and Alaina, serve as acolytes. Tom has also served on the Facilities Committee and the Finance Committee. Tom graduated from SUNY/Geneseo and obtained a Master’s degree at the University of Illinois before receiving a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. Tom has been with Georgia-Pacific in Atlanta where he presently is chief counsel – compliance.
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.
David Christopherson

David Christopherson

Board Member

David Christopherson has been a member of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church since 2008 and is a lifelong Episcopalian. He is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Floor & Decor and previously practiced law at King & Spalding in Atlanta and Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. David is a graduate of Breck School, an Episcopal Day School in Minneapolis, Davidson College and Harvard Law School. He and his wife live in Vinings, and their two children attend St. Benedict’s.