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ALA's Founding Board Members

ALA's Board of Directors

ALA's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who are experienced in public education and operating charter schools. They are committed to the growth of Ascend Leadership Academy operationally, financially and academically.  The Board also upholds the mission of the school and provides oversight to ALA administration. 

ALA's Board of Directors meets every 4th Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  Check the website for the meeting location. Below are the brief biographies of members of ALA's current Board of Directors.

***Ascend Leadership Academy is seeking new community based board members. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on our Board of Directors, please complete the application here. We look forward to hearing from potential board members who want to support our wonderful program.***

ALA's Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 6:30pm

Location:  ALA's Conference Room 105

Meet the Board of Directors

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Jason J. Smith

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Board Chairperson

Regional Sales Manager for Sherwin-Williams

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Drew Goodson

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Vice Chairperson

Dean of Career and Technical Education at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC.

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Rex Scott

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Treasurer

Retired Banker of 44 years with most recent position as Chief Operating Officer of First Bank.

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Candice Broadus-McDougald

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Secretary

Medical Billing Manager, Fayetteville NC

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Roger Linville

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At-Large Member

Lead Software and Web Developer

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Melanie Jacobs

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At-Large Member

Occupational Therapist Assistant

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Monique Torrez

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At-Large Member

TBD

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Dylan Howell

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At-Large Member

United States Army Special Forces

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Kimberly Grice

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At-Large Member

Real Estate Agent, Fayetteville NC

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