ALA's Board of Directors
ALA's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who are experienced in public education and operating charter schools. Three board members were significant to the development of Voyager Academy, a reputable charter school in Durham, NC.
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 ALA's Board of Directors.
Next ALA Board Meeting:
Wednesday, October 23rd @ 6:30pm
Location: Ascend Leadership Academy
Dr. Laurell Malone
Coordinator of Faculty Professional Development at NCCU
Former Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at NCCU
Former Teacher and Principal
Project-Based Leadership Specialist
Social Studies teacher at Voyager Academy and Northern Durham High
2014 Candidate for seat on Durham Public Schools Board of Education
Cell Bank Lead, Production Operations, Pfizer, Inc., Sanford, NC
Community Organizer, Zeta Phi Beta Inc.
Anna, a Bladen County native, received her degree in Communications from Campbell University and eventually decided to make Lee County home almost 20 years ago. She worked in Human Resources before deciding to stay at home with her two young children and start her own photography business - Anna Fonke Photography. Her oldest child now attends Ascend soon to be followed by the youngest in a year.
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Marketing-Account Representative and Social Media/Webmaster, Signarama