Governing Board Members
Dr. Mark Boyd, Board Chairperson, Retired Principal/Augusta University Professor: Dr. Boyd is a life-long resident of the Augusta area. He attended public schools in Richmond County, graduating from Butler High School. Dr. Boyd attended Augusta College and obtained a BA in History. He began his teaching career in 1974 at Sego Junior High where he taught and coached for seven years. He has also taught high school social studies at Curtis Baptist High School and Lakeside High School. While at Curtis, Dr. Boyd also served as Athletic Director for nine years. In 1985 he completed his MBA in accounting and in 1996 his Educational Specialist Degree in School Leadership. In 2000 Dr. Boyd became Assistant Principal at Bel Air Elementary School in Columbia County. He completed his Educational Doctorate Degree in School Administration in 2002. His dissertation was School Choice: Perceptions of Magnet School and Charter School Principals and Parents in Georgia. In 2003, Dr. Boyd was named principal of Bel Air Elementary where he served until he retired in 2012. Currently he is employed by Augusta University as a University Supervisor. In this capacity he supervises and evaluates students completing their student teaching experience. Dr. Boyd currently lives in Evans, Georgia with his wife, Karen, who is the choral teacher at Greenbrier High School. They have two sons, Blake, 25, Nathan, 21, and a daughter, Meredith, 23.
David Clark, SAIL Board Vice Chairman: Mr. Clark is originally from Washington, GA. He graduated High School in 2001 from Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, where he lettered in marching band. He now calls Grovetown his home. Mr. Clark is an IT Professional with 15 years of experience. He earned a AAS in Networking. Mr. Clark graduated Phi Theta Kappa and Honor Graduate. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Clark’s work history includes the military, retail, finance and industrial. He is involved in the community as a volunteer and youth sports coach. Mr. Clark is married to Vanessa Clark, a small craft business owner. They have two children who attend SAIL.
Nicole Abrams, SAIL Board Secretary: Mrs. Abrams is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where she received her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. In 2006 she completed her Master of Business Administration and Management degree at Troy University. Her work experience includes sales, customer service, and operational management in both banking and real estate. Mrs. Abrams has extensive training in financial and operations management, financial and strategic planning, auditing and compliance, budget development and management, and cash flow management and modeling. Mrs. Abrams resides in Grovetown with her husband and two children.
Heather Morin, SAIL Board Treasurer: Mrs. Morin is a tax senior manager for Cherry Bekaert LLP in the firm’s Augusta office and has over 18 years of experience in public accounting, with experience incorporate tax, individual tax, and not-for- profit compliance. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree and her Master of Business Administration degree both from Augusta State University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia, and is a member of the AICPA and GSCPA. Mrs. Morin has been involved in various community organizations. She was a member of the Women in Business Committee for the Augusta Chamber of Commerce for three years, is on the board for the Augusta University Summerville Alumni Society, and she is the current President for the Augusta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs.
Dr. Margie Hamilton, SAIL Board Member: Dr. Hamilton is the daughter of a dedicated career Army Serviceman. As a result, she attended eleven elementary schools before her father retired and settled their family in Richmond County, Georgia. Dr. Hamilton graduated from Butler High School. Her Undergraduate and Masters Degrees were earned at the University of Georgia, her Specialist Degree at Augusta State University, and her Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Hamilton’s experience includes teaching Developmental English courses at Augusta State. During her career in public education, she worked in Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, and Burke Counties. She retired after over a decade in school administration in 2014. Subsequently, Dr. Hamilton joined the Nuclear Power industry at Plant Vogtle 3&4 as an Employee Concerns Specialist. Dr. Hamilton states, “Serving as a member of the SAIL Board of Directors is truly an honor. The continuing success of SAIL has rapidly become one of my primary concerns. The unique challenges for funding a Georgia State-wide Public Charter school such as SAIL faces are tremendous. From my perspective, the school’s arts-infused approach to learning is amazingly effective, refreshing, and well worth every effort necessary in “Resource Development” to insure SAIL is a viable contributor to our area’s education industry for many decades to come.”
Kevin Burnley, SAIL Board Member
Abigail Caffee, SAIL Board Member: Mrs. Abigail Caffee calls Grovetown, GA home and is a graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. Mrs. Caffee is a licensed Realtor in the state of Georgia and works for Jim Courson Realty. As a former military child and spouse, she has traveled abroad extensively learning about many countries and cultures. She has a passion for school choice and the infusion or arts into education. She expects to see SAIL become a top rated national charter school for K-12 grades. In her spare time, she enjoys making memories with her husband, Steven and her three children Oliver, Addison, and Emmerson. Mrs. Caffee currently serves as the Public Relations Representative for SAIL as well as serving on school board committees.
PJ Campanaro, SAIL Board Member