St. Benedict's Episcopal School

Main Number

678.279.4300

Admissions Office

678.279.4300 x 4319

Main Campus | Preschool - 4th Grade |  2160 Cooper Lake Road SE | Smyrna, GA | 30080
South Campus | 5th - 8th Grade | 4295 Weaver Street SE | Smyrna, GA | 30080

©2019 by St. Benedict's Episcopal School

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Board of Trustees

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.

Chairperson

DOROTHY SULLIVAN

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 the Finance Committee.  Gould 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.  Gould graduated from University of Buffalo with a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and later earned is his professional engineering license. He obtained an MBA from Fordham University while working in New York.  Gould 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 Chief of Staff at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Vice-Chairperson

TIM GOULD

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, Strickland 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.

Treasurer

LYNN STRICKLAND

Jackson 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.

Board Member and Facilities Committee

JACKSON WILSON

Lindsay Johnson 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.

Secretary

LINDSAY JOHNSON

Rachel Oliver and her husband David have attended St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church since 2011. They immediately found a sense of community and belonging and were confirmed in January 2016. Their son, Jack, is 8 years old and is in the 3rd grade at Nickajack Elementary.  Oliver joined the parish choir and has been an active member in the music program, serving as the children’s choir accompanist since 2012. She has also been a committee member and volunteer for Spirit Week and the Kanuga planning team.  Oliver graduated from Auburn University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is the owner of Rachel Oliver Design, LLC, an interior design firm in Smyrna, GA.

Board Member

RACHEL OLIVER

KC George has served on Invest Atlanta’s AEMI/New Market Tax Credit Advisory Board, Atlanta Regional Council's 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.  George 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.  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 his wife, Karissa and three children, Bakari, Josiah and Abrielle.

Board Member

KC GEORGE

Val Porter Cook is a leadership coach, facilitator, strategist, and published writer.  The founder of Blaze: Leadership for Trailblazers, she earned a B.S. degree from Georgia Tech, an M.S. degree from Georgia State University and a post graduate certificate from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Cook is a 2003 fellow of Coca-Cola’s Diversity Leadership Academy, a 2014 recipient of the Leadership Character Award from the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and the Turknett Leadership Group, and a CTI-certified coach.  She has served as Business Development Director for Invest Atlanta, Director of the Southeast Regional Office and Head of Domestic Strategy for the Foundation Center, and currently serves as Leadership Coach-In-Residence for the Center for Civic Innovation.

Board Member

VAL PORTER COOK

Ryan Turner is co-founder and partner of Unsukay, the parent company for the restaurants Muss & Turner’s, Eleanor’s, Local Three and Common Quarter in Metro-Atlanta. He manages Muss & Turner’s, the back-office support team, marketing and PR, and group dining sales as well as running point on real estate, legal and financing.  Turner serves as Board Chairman of The Giving Kitchen and was the 2015 Board Chairman of the Georgia Restaurant Association.  He was named the 2014 Business Person of the Year by The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the Experienced Entrepreneur category and a Who’s Who in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Hospitality Quarterly.   Originally from Maine, Turner attended the University of Vermont, did a term of service with Americorps along the border of Mexico.  He lives in Smyrna with his wife, Shelley, and two children.

Board Member

RYAN TURNER

Scott Stewart serves as a portfolio manager and financial planner and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder and a member of the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals (ASFIP).  He is also a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).   Stewart joined Eads & Held Wealth Management in 1998.  He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Finance and completed the Executive Program for CFP® Certification through the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.  Currentky he serves as treasurer for St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church.

Board Member

SCOTT STEWART

Josh Clark has served as Head of School at The Schenck School in Atlanta, GA since 2016. Previously he served as the Head of School at Bodine School in Memphis, TN.  Clark began his career at Lausanne Collegiate School, an International Baccalaureate World School in Memphis, TN, as Assistant Head of Middle School and a middle school English Teacher for seven years. Involved with several professional organizations, he currently serves as a Trustee for the Southern Association of Independent Schools and with the International Dyslexia Association. Clark also served as co-chair for the 2017 and 2018 International Dyslexia Association Conference.

Board Member

JOSH CLARK

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.