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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.

Shelley Washington, Local Artist: Shelley Washington resides in Evans, GA with her husband, Matthew Washington and her two young boys, Ethan and Andrew. Shelley served as a public school teacher for ten years in Richmond and Columbia Counties. She taught Special Education, both in the self-contained and resource settings. Her last two years in the classroom, she taught Kindergarten as the inclusion teacher. She was named Teacher of the Quarter in 2013. While teaching, Shelley served on numerous committees, both at the school and county levels. She also led a professional development book study regarding Whole Brain Teaching for her colleagues at Martinez Elementary School. In 2014, she resigned to homeschool her children and focus on her art. Shelley opened her Etsy shop in 2015 and she has enjoyed tremendous success in creating beautiful works of art which are shipped throughout the United States. She takes pride in bringing her client’s visions to life. Shelley’s educational background, along with her creative gift as an artist, give her a unique perspective into the arts infusion academic model. Shelley is very involved with her church and she enjoys traveling with her family and reading in her spare time.

Nicole Abrams, SAIL Board Secretary: Nicole 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. Nicole 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. Nicole resides in Grovetown with her husband and two children.

Heather Morin, SAIL Board Treasurer:  Heather 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. Heather 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. Heather 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.

David Clark, SAIL Board Vice Chairman: David is originally from Washington, GA. David graduated High School in 2001 from Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School, where he lettered in marching band. He now calls Grovetown his home. David is an IT Professional with 15 years of experience. David earned a AAS in Networking. David graduated Phi Theta Kappa and Honor Graduate. David is a veteran of the U.S. Army. David’s work history includes the military, retail, finance and industrial. David is involved in the community as a volunteer and youth sports coach. David is married to Vanessa Clark, a small craft business owner. They have two children who attend SAIL.


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.  Short term, she hopes to help SAIL complete a successful first year.  Long term, 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 out Public Relations Representative for SAIL as well as serving on school board committees.  

Dr. Margie Hamilton

Kevin Burnley

PJ Campanaro