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Brian Clodfelter

Mr. Clodfelter is the owner of Rhetson Companies Inc. and Par 5 Development Group, LLC, located in Aberdeen, North Carolina.  Born in Burlington, he has lived in Moore County for more than 20 years. Prior to being in general contracting and land development, his career experience began in the golf course maintenance and construction field for Pinehurst Resorts, where he earned the distinction as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent in 2002. Brian, his wife, and their children (two boys and a girl) currently live in West End, North Carolina, and are members at Christ Community Church in Pinehurst.


William Fields


Mr. Fields is an attorney and senior partner with the Raeford law firm of Willcox, McFadyen, Fields & Sutherland. The firm, the oldest law firm in Hoke County, has three attorneys and seven support staff. Mr. Fields graduated from Appalachian State University in 1989 with a bachelor of arts in economics. He received his juris doctorate from Campbell University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Fields has served as Hoke County attorney, City of Raeford attorney, and bar president for Judicial District 16A. He represents several corporate clients in Hoke County. He lives in Raeford with his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Clair.

Tom Martin

Mr. Martin serves his church as a deacon and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has experience in business, finance, government, design, and nonprofit administration. After receiving an education in architecture and city planning, Mr. Martin worked as a city planner and community development program manager for municipalities. He and his wife owned a Christian bookstore for 17 years, and Mr. Martin was president and chief executive officer of a nonprofit small business lender. He has five grandchildren currently attending Sandhills Classical Christian School.

Amita Sherwood

Amita is the CEO and principal consultant of E Squared Solutions, a professional services firm specializing in helping its clients increase value to customers, improve operational efficiencies, and boost human potential. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 17 years of performance improvement and organizational effectiveness experience in a variety of industries. Amita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University. Amita and her husband, Doug, have two daughters at SCCS.  They are members at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst, where Amita also serves on the Board of Trustees.

Nancy Simonette

Mrs. Simonette, a retired teacher, taught 35 years in a Middle School setting, and two years at a private Christian School. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Educational Administration/Curriculum and Development from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She also completed advanced studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She has a son and daughter, two granddaughters and one great grandson. She and her husband, Dennis Hite, live at Belle Meade in Southern Pines.

Carol Pizzi

Carol Pizzi was a SCCS board member prior to being hired as the Grammar School Principal. In her three-year service as principal at SCCS, Carol put her master’s degree in School Administration to good use. In addition to her role as Principal, Carol was point-person in guiding our school through the ACCS accreditation process. She has taught English in private Christian schools, served as an assistant principal at Delaware Christian School in Ohio and has taught developmental English at Sandhills Community College. She presently serves as Ministries Coordinator for Trinity Christian Fellowship Church. In her free time, Carol enjoys reading, cooking and facetiming with her grandson, Avery.


Matthew Kirby

Matthew Kirby, an owner of Kirby Construction Group and Kirby Real Estate Group, earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with a minor in business management at North Carolina State University. A Pinehurst native, he returned to his hometown in 2004 to establish the Kirby companies, where he oversees business operations, development, and finances. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children at SCCS. Matthew enjoys sports, reading, and community and church involvement. He attends Redeemer Church, PCA.

John Stamas


John Stamas, co-founder of Defender Capital Partners is a graduate of Rutgers College with degrees in Economics and English. John has served in several board positions including: Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Center City Partners, Historic Southend, Brookstone Schools, and CharlotteOne.  He has served as board chair for the Brookstone Schools(inner city classical Christian school in Charlotte, NC).  John's athletic experience includes coaching boy's basketball for Charlotte Latin High School and Olympic High School. Folks most admired are Christ, William Wilberforce, Lincoln, excellent and dedicated teachers, and anyone who can dunk! John is happy to be part of the team helping SCCS reach as many people as possible.


Matt Furby


Matt Furby, Director of Business Development at the Heritage Flag Company, relocated to the Sandhills from Louisiana over 25 years ago. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Louisiana State University. He and his wife Belinda have raised three children in the Sandhills and have been involved in many non-profit organizations, including holding various positions of leadership during the formative years of SCCS. In addition, his two younger children attended SCCS for the majority of their elementary education. He and Belinda are members of Christ Community Church in Pinehurst.