School Board

2021/2022 BOARD MANUAL 

Sam Mount, Chair

Sam Mount and his wife Kaye have been blessed with seven children and seven grandchildren. They have been members of Southlake Presbyterian Church for 18 years. Sam currently serves as a church elder and believes strongly in the authority and veracity of the Bible as the authority for the faith and practice of all believers. He has worked with IBM for 18 years, currently serving as a Client Executive. 

Dr. Amy Alexanian

Dr. Amy Alexanian is the proud mother of three children - Maddie, a graduate SouthLake, David, a current 10th grade student, and Anthony, a current 8th grade student.  She is a Board Certified Family Medicine Specialist with more than 20 years experience, currently practicing at Novant Health in Cornelius, NC.  Through the years, Dr. Alexanian has treated many SouthLake students, families and employees.

Dr. Alexanian has served SouthLake Christian Academy as a long-time lunch volunteer, a math superstar classroom grader, assistant room mom, prayer partner, and medical provider for Upper School and Middle School Windy Gap retreats.  Dr. Alexanian has also served as a member of the School Board's Clinical Task Force, providing COVID updates and medical advice to school administration.  Dr. Alexanian's husband, Aram, is also a medical doctor with Novant Health.

Mark Clark

Mark Clark is an Elder at SouthLake Presbyterian Church. He was raised in a military family that settled in North Carolina. He married his high school sweetheart, Kim, 42 years ago.  They have 11 children, eight of whom graduated from SouthLake. Their oldest daughter Hailey taught at Southlake for ten years. Mr. Clark has been in government service for 38 years working for the FAA, currently as a District Manager. He is responsible for 15 air traffic facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. He plans to retire at the end of this year.

Tracy Helms

Tracy Helms and her husband Chris have three boys who have all attended SouthLake Christian since Junior Kindergarten.  She has a master’s degree in counseling and has worked in mental health care with both children, teens, and adults before becoming a stay at home mom.  She has served as a Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Board member for the past eight years, as well as a school volunteer in many capacities.  She feels blessed to be a part of SouthLake Christian and looks forward to seeing how God continues to work through the school. She is serving her first year as a board member.

Sholeh Kornegay

Sholeh Kornegay is the founder and President of a life sciences consulting firm that has been recognized locally and nationally for consecutive years of accelerated growth. Sholeh and her husband Marcus have one daughter, Leyla, and one son, Marcus, at Southlake. She has been active in a variety of volunteer roles within the SouthLake community for almost 10 years, most recently including our Strategic Planning Task Force and the Parent Teacher Fellowship. 

Greg Long

Greg is an architect by profession with over 30 years of experience. He serves as Executive Director of Design and Construction for Central Piedmont Community College, overseeing design and facilities construction for the college, a position he’s held since 2014.

Greg and his wife Bobbie have been married for 34 years and are parents of 3 adult children, all of whom attended SouthLake Christian Academy. He served for 10 years as a Cub Scout leader. Greg currently serves as a deacon at SouthLake Presbyterian Church and has been a member for 23 years. 

Greg brings considerable professional experience to his service of the Academy. In the summer of 2021, he conducted an analysis of all campus facilities, examining structural and mechanical systems to help finalize a plan for budgeting and completing deferred maintenance.

Nikki Ratchford 

Nikki is married to her husband of 12 years, Matt. They have two children. The Ratchford’s have been members of Southlake Church for 7 years, where Matt serves as a Deacon and they are actively involved in ministry to others. Nikki grew up in Marion, North Carolina and moved to Charlotte after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Majoring in Marketing) at Western Carolina University. Nikki currently is a Business Development Manager for KI Commercial Furniture and Architectural Wall.  Nikki also owns a small Christian Clothing Line, that she enjoys working with, in her spare time. Nikki and her family enjoy boating, hiking, traveling and spending time together. She is excited to serve the Lord in this role, along with the children, parents and staff at Southlake Christian Academy.