Chair of the Board
Saundra wears many (cowboy) hats around the Academy. In addition to serving as School Principal, she stays actively engaged in fundraising and promotion events. Her high call in life is to be a servant of God, and is willing to carry a heavy load for the Academy so that at-risk kids can have hope and healing.
Vice-Chair of the Board
Bob comes to the Academy from a technical sales background and can assist with business matters that require attention to details. Most of his time is dedicated to researching and applying for grant money to fund school operations. He is excited to think about what God may have in mind for the Academy.
Rev. Bob Edmundson
CFO & Board Member
Reverend Billy has been on the Board since 2012 and has been the pastor of Sutallee Baptist Church for over 30 years. He has a heart for children’s ministry, having one of the largest ministries in North Georgia. Reverend Billy quietly raises money for the Academy with little fanfare, but his efforts make a huge difference.
Secretary & Clerk of the Board
As Secretary on the Board, Mariea documents and distributes minutes taken at our Board meetings. She is also actively engaged in organizing church events for the Academy and is the school’s planner for graduation ceremonies. Also, Mariea’s cooking skills are enjoyed often by the Cowboy Kids!
Dr. Tony Bagdonis
Tony has been on the board since 2019. In this short period of time, he has participated in and is actively engaged in fundraising. Tony holds a MS and PHD from Florida State University. His academic and professional skills are useful to the Academy as it develops a structure to allow student body enrollment to increase in the coming years.
Advisory Board Member
After serving over 35 years in the commercial insurance industry in key underwriting management positions with several well-known national companies, Judy brings a wealth of experience with her to the Academy as an Advisory Board Member. Her proven ability to organize data and people will make Judy a valuable resource for the Academy.