We are governed by the ABS Board of Directors

This is a voluntary board comprised of community leaders, business people, educators, and parents committed to the success of our school and its mission. The Board of Directors convenes a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:45 pm at the school. Board meetings are open to the public. 



Board of Directors

Executive Committee 2020-21:

Ellen Heck, Chair
Studio Artist

Dara Silver, Vice Chair
VP of Grant Programs & Partner Relations, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County  

Chris Gilmore, Secretary
Physician, Carolina Pain Institute

Kyle Barnes, Treasurer

Robin Hollis

Board Members:

Larry Barron ("L.B. the Poet") 
Spoken Word Artist, Community Organizer, Author, Educator & Entrepreneur

Ellen Coble
Development Professional

Brian Cole
Chancellor, UNCSA

Amber Dalholt
Owner/Curator, Sunnyside Mercantile Inc.

Brittany Emery
Certified Public Accountant

Kelly Emling
Sales, VF Corp

Tomisha Gladman
NC Certified Paralegal, Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, P.A.

Chrissy Hardy
Adjunct Instructor, Salem College

Jennifer Holman
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Michelle Taylor Kennedy
Broadcast Meteorologist & Reporter, WXII-12

Shannon Meares

Griff Morgan

Dani Parker Moore
Assistant Professor of Education, Wake Forest University

Lara Hanes Pierce
Community Volunteer

April Ruffin-Adams
Visiting Asst. Professor, African American Studies, UNCG

Bill Scheidt
Artistic Director, Tam Tam Mandingue

Julia Toone
Executive Director, GreeNest

Non-Voting Board Members
ABS Principal – Robin Hollis
Parent Council Representative – Becky Dickson
School Leadership Team Representative – Paige Raper