Our school is governed by an exceptionally committed, motivated, and skilled group of individuals. The members of our Governing Board serve variable terms, and all are deeply invested in the thriving success of our students and our school. Governing Board meetings are published on our school’s Google calendar (see below), and we extend a warm welcome to parents, staff, and visitors who attend. The Governing Board is responsible for creating policies, approving the school’s budget, and hiring and supervising the CEO/Head of Schools. If you are interested in serving our school and community or need to reach our board for any other reason, please send an email to Governing.Board@SAEschool.org.
Our Governing Board members are
Stacy Kenworthy, Board Chairman
Stacy is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OptiGlobal Group, a private technology development firm with its headquarters in Atlanta and offices and affiliates in San Diego, London, Jeddah, and Minsk. He is a veteran of more than 20 years in the finance and technology fields, manages the key business and daily operations of the OptiGlobal Group.
Vivian Singletary, Board Director
Vivian Singletary, MBA serves as director of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), a program of the Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Vivian guides PHII’s work to improve health outcomes worldwide by strengthening health practitioners’ abilities to use information effectively.
Vivian’s experience combines almost 20 years in systems development and public health. Vivian has played an integral role in developing PHII’s global portfolio.
Vivian holds a master’s of business administration degree from Kennesaw State University and is currently pursuing a Juris Master degree from Emory University School of Law, with a focus on global health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
David McGinnis, Board Director
David has been a resident of Cobb County since June 1971 after graduating from West Georgia College. He has held executive positions in the corporate arenas of finance, management, real estate development and residential construction. David became President/CEO of NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Jan. 1, 2014. He has been actively involved in the community, participating extensively as a member of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce (graduate of Leadership Cobb and Chair 1988-1989), the Board of the Cobb County Prayer Breakfast, the Board of Trustees for Shorter University and for the Noonday Baptist Association and Foundation. His focus in business and in his personal life has been helping others to help themselves.
Mr. McGinnis lives in Marietta with his wife, Marcia. They have three married children and seven grandchildren.
Jimmy Arispe, Board Director
During his 20+ years in education and serving kids, Jimmy founded the National Coalition for Exemplary Schools (NCES), taught elementary school, and was an assistant and middle school principal. He has also served as an assistant superintendent, district teacher on special assignment, leadership and school improvement consultant, and superintendent in North Carolina and Texas.
Jimmy holds graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of West Georgia in Education.