Elaine Baillie grew up in Weston, CT. After graduating from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, she went on to Mt. Vernon Junior College and earned a degree in Early Childhood Development. In 1963 Elaine moved from New York City to Southern Pines and has called it home ever since. Her commitment to young students prompted her involvement in the inception of the then, Wallace O’Neal Day School. Elaine co-founded Mira USA along with her late husband, Bob. Mira is a national non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for blind children ages 11-16 through providing guide dogs, training and support services. Elaine enjoys needlepoint, gardening, animals, her grandkids and children in general.
Mr. Clodfelter is the owner of Rhetson Companies Inc. and Par 5 Development Group, LLC, located in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Born aBurlington, 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.
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. Williams 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.
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 three grandchildren currently attending Sandhills Classical Christian School.
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.
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.