Board of Directors

As a not-for-profit public charter school, FernLeaf is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of educational thinkers, community leaders, and parents who are passionate about education and children.  Board members are committed to the success of all aspects of the school and work to ensure we are meeting our mission.


Scott McDonald - Controller, EarthFare, Fletcher, NC 
Board Chair

Beth Hockman - Founder, Owner and Director of Edgeworks Training, LLC, Asheville, NC
Vice Chair

William Deaver - President/Owner, Trademark Homescapes Inc, Hendersonville, NC

Eric Gabrynowicz - Executive Chef and VP of Culinary, Tupelo Honey, Asheville, NC

Sheena Isaacs - Hendersonville, NC

Ali Lien - Owner & Director of Outdoor Education, Earthshine Lodge, and Executive Director, Mountain Roots Inc., Brevard, NC

Michael Luplow - School Director, FernLeaf Community Charter School, Mills River, NC

Sam Rule - Residential Broker Associate, Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors

Erik Weber - Owner, Blue Ghost Brewing


Board of Directors Meetings

2019-2020 Board Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at 5:30pm

Location:  FernLeaf Community Charter School, 58 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732


Contacting the FernLeaf Board of Directors

FernLeaf's board is responsible for the legal and financial well-being of the school. Board members are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the school and generally should not be contacted by FernLeaf staff or families.  In the event that there is a concern related to a potential criminal act or breach in the Employee Code of Ethics by the School Director, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors may be contacted by clicking here.  All other questions or concerns should be directed to the School Director or appropriate school staff.