Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Board Meeting are the third Friday of every month
Joseph Starr - President
Joe is a dedicated husband and the proud father of four wonderful children. Joe has worked for Beazer Homes since 2006 and today is a corporate Director responsible for managing various national programs. Joe joined Liberty Tech to be part of a grassroots organization committed to providing Fayette County with choices in education. He is convinced that the mission of Liberty Tech will help prepare the next generation for the technological challenges of the future.
Fun facts about Joe: After nearly a decade of studying and working in Europe, Joe speaks German and Italian and has a passion for outdoor sports as well as cooking. When he’s not at work you can find him enjoying the outdoors with his family or toiling in the kitchen.
Cheryl Sanborn - Vice President
Cheryl recently retired after a highly successful career as an elementary school principal; assistant principal, and classroom teacher. She earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Castleton University, her M.Ed. in Administration and Leadership from Trevecca University, and her EdS from Samford University.
Cheryl married her childhood sweetheart, Bill, and they embarked on a military career that spanned 20 years. Bill's final assignment was in Georgia and they decided that Georgia would be their forever home. They have lived here for twenty-five years. One daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren reside in Florida while their 22 year old daughter, Sarah, passed away from a chronic illness.
Cheryl feels that you never retire from education. She continues to read research and still feels "the itch" to return to the career that she loved. It is this continued commitment that brought her to Liberty Tech. She has always believed that we must strive to find the key to unlock the learning methods that work for all children and that Liberty Tech will offer students' a unique learning environment in which to flourish .
Jennifer Burr - Secretary
Jennifer is a Chicago native and graduate of Northwestern College (Summa Cum Laude). Jennifer has worked in the legal field for 20-plus years and brings that experience to her position as Liberty Tech’s Secretary. She has spent the last 16 years enjoying the Fayette County lifestyle and raising her children. While raising her children, Jennifer realized that all children learn differently and need options and strongly believes our county will benefit greatly from a cutting-edge STEM education that only Liberty Tech has to offer.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, children and grandchildren. She loves bow hunting, gardening, watching her younger son’s athletic games and just about anything that brings her outdoors.
Anna Maupin - Member
Anna Maupin is a native of Fayette County and graduate of McIntosh High School. She and her husband have seven children - three high school graduates and four more in middle and high school. Convinced of the strength of the classical model of education, but unable to find it in a public school, Anna has homeschooled her children with the assistance of accredited, one day a week, hybrid schools. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in secondary English education, Anna has taught high school Language Arts for the last ten years.
Stacee Lewis - Member
Stacee is an Emergency Management Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has over 20 years experience in chemical operations and federal service. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, she received her M.S.A. in Health Services Administration. During her time with the CDC she trains public health professionalism mass dispensing planning. Stacee has instructed workshops in over 20 areas throughout the U.S. and the U.S. territories assisting adult learners in "train the trainer" programs. When she is not traveling or leading worshops, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and shopping.
Doug Waldorf - Member
Doug Waldorf has worked for Piedmont Healthcare since January of 2013 and with Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina for seven years prior. Doug brings expertise in operations, project management, financial stewardship, and performance improvement to the Liberty Tech Governing Board. He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Campbell University. In addition, he has certifications in Lean from Mercer University and Project Management from Duke University. Most recently, he was appointed to serve on the 2015 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As the parents of five children, Doug and Angie Waldorf believe that education is essential to a happy, healthy, and productive life. The Waldorf family resides in Fayetteville, Georgia where they remain very involved in the community through church, sports, and civic organizations.
Aaron Wright - Member
Aaron has been a human resources manager, business advisor and political consultant since 2006 having worked for Fortune 500 companies, two US Congressmen and a SuperPAC supporting a US Senator. Along the way he has led his teams to multiple domestic and international honors. Now a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation holder, Aaron currently serves as a risk advisor for The Harbin Agency in Tyrone.
Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in Government from Berry College, is a Dale Carnegie Graduate and an avid IRONMAN 140.6 an 70.3 competitor. In addition to Liberty Tech Charter School, he is proud to serve on the Executive Board for Habitat for Humanity, and also sits on the Fayette County Board of Elections. Aaron and his family live in Fayetteville where they are actively involved in community, church and sports.
Michael Boylan - Member
Mike Boylan has been a resident of Fayette County for 25 years. He worked for 14 years at The Citizen Newspaper and is currently the communications specialist at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Mike has been involved with numerous local organizations including Young Professionals of Fayette County, Southside Theatre Guild, Bloom and Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop. He is invested in the growth and strength of Fayette County.
Jim Lynch - Member
Jim has lived in Fayette County for 23 years. After graduating from College with a BS in Engineering he dove into the fledgling computer industry and only escaped in 2005 when he retired. He then started a software consulting company, Fayette Digital Consultants, Inc. During his long career he wore many hats: computer hardware maintenance; systems software development and maintenance; project management; customer service management; pre and post sales support; call center operations; applications software development; network design and deployment; and web site software development.
Married for almost 30 years to a very successful retired teacher, he brings a wealth of technical knowledge and robotics experience to the board.
Jim has always felt that the traditional education system has failed to adequately motivate students and sees charter schools as a way to break out of that mold and let students find their way.
Rob Smith - Member
Rob Smith is an alumni of Brooks Elementary and graduated from Fayette County High School in 1998. After joining the IBEW in 1999, he has worked at Cleveland Electric for the past 18 years. With various titles from Apprentice, to Virtual designer/Project Engineer. He and his wife have two children, who are seven and nine years old, with whom he spends the balance of his time outside of work. Wanting the best for his kids, he signed them up at Liberty Tech and is heavily vested in seeing its development into a greater presence in the county and state. In addition to serving on the Board, Rob is also Cubmaster of Pack 118 in Brooks. He enjoys any time spent with his children, and loves to help the youth of today develop into greater people for the future.
Eric Ochsner - Member
Eric manages the Project Engineering Department for Georgia Pacific Chemicals and has been working in the chemical industry for over 12 years. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Eric and his family have had the chance to live all over the United States and are happy to be settling down in Georgia. Eric graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in chemistry.
As a self-proclaimed science nerd, Eric is passionate about encouraging kids to find a love for math and science. The STEAM focus at Liberty Tech was one of the major factors that attracted his family to the school.
Eric and his wife have 4 children, 2 of which are attending Liberty Tech and 1 more is starting kindergarten next year. Eric and his family live in Fayetteville where they are actively involved with the community and church.
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