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 2021-22:

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

Shannon Meares, Vice-Chair
Attorney, National Labor Relations Board

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

Kyle Barnes, Treasurer

Robin Hollis

Board Members:

Joy Blaser
Database Administrator and Photographer

Brian Cole
Chancellor, UNCSA

Chanita Coulter
Educator, Reflective Pages

David Ford
Reporter/Producer, 88.5 WFDD

Asher Ellis
Business Banker, First Citizens Bank

Maya Gilliam
Business Owner, Hempress Farms

Chris Gilmore
Physician, Carolina Pain Institute


Chrissy Hardy
Adjunct Instructor, Salem College

Ellen Heck
Studio Artist

Jennifer Holman
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Michelle Taylor Kennedy
Broadcast Meteorologist & Reporter, WXII-12

Dani Parker-Moore
Assistant Professor of Education, Wake Forest University

Griff Morgan
Attorney, Elliot Morgan Parsonage

Elizabeth Repetti
Attorney, Bell Davis Pitt

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

Bill Scheidt
Artistic Director, Tam Tam Mandingue

Non-Voting Board Members
ABS Principal – Robin Hollis
Parent Council Representative – Katherine White and Debbie Mason
School Leadership Team Representative – Paige Raper