Board of Directors

Current Members

Board Member Seat Email Term Expires
Betsy Anthony, Chair Appointed Local Business (2 year appointed) 10/31/24
Nick McClellan, Vice Chair Appointed At-Large Community (2 year appointed) 10/31/23
Cathy Moore, Secretary Elected YLI Representative (1 year elected) 10/31/23
Kenna Dillard, Treasurer Elected Local Business (1 year elected) 10/31/23
Chris Elrod Elected Parent (1 year elected) 10/31/23
Matthew Kutilek Elected Parent (1 year elected) 10/31/23
Craig Trainer Elected At-Large Community (1 year elected) 10/31/23
Cynthia Deaton Appointed Educator (2 year appointed) 10/31/23
Christie Dunson Appointed Educator (2 year appointed) 10/31/24
Dr. David Orr Appointed STEM (2 year appointed) 10/31/23
Rebecca Willis Elected STEM Representative (1 year elected) 10/31/23

Contact the Board

Call the YLA School Office at 864-898-4511 to leave a message for any board member. Alternatively, you may email the board directly at

Board Nomination Procedure

Board elections are held annually in October. Anyone interested in nominating a person for a position on the YLA Governing Board should call the school office, fill out a nomination form and return it to the school before October 15th to be considered. All nominees must meet eligibility guidelines.

Board Monthly Meeting Virtual Link

To join the video meeting, click this link:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 904-580-7347 and enter this PIN: 576 020 206#

Board Minutes

Board Agenda