The Board of Directors:
- T.G. “Wes” Westmoreland, II — Chair
- Debbie Clary — Vice Chair
- Pauline Cahill, D.D.S.
- Stephen Grinton, M.D.
- Betsy Selznick Harnage
- Jayson Philbeck
- Bobby Horton — Parent Liason
The Board members who have been selected bring a wide range of experience and expertise, which serves to ensure the successful oversight of Pinnacle Classical Academy.
2017 Board Meeting Dates:
- October 15
- November 12
- December (No meeting)
2018 Board Meeting Dates:
- January 14
- February 11
- March 11
- April 8
- May 6
- June 10
T.G. “Wes” Westmoreland, II
President & Founder, Westmoreland Printers, Inc.
NC Senate 2012
Having served on numerous Education and Education related boards, Wes is an advocate for quality education. Bringing a charter school to the area is another ambition in establishing school choice for the parents and children of the community.
Cleveland Community College, Trustee 2014-present
Printing Industries of the Carolinas, Board 2014-present
NC Department of Commerce Rural Infrastructure Authority 2013-present
Gardner-Webb University, Trustee 2006-2009
Communities in Schools, Former member Board of Directors
Spartanburg Technical College, Former member Commercial Graphics Advisory Committee
GWU Alumni Association, past-President
2004 Entrepreneur of the Year, Cleveland County Chamber
2001 named to Gallery of Distinguished Graduates, Gardner-Webb University
Debbie A. Clary
WADA Broadcasting, Inc. President/Owner
Millennium Marketing Group, Inc. President/Partner
NC General Assembly Representative/Senator
NC Strategy Partners, LLC Principal
As a member of the legislature and a small business owner, Debbie has been dedicated to economic development in North Carolina. Building a business friendly North Carolina means building an educated workforce. The businesses we are able to attract to our state will be only as good as the workforce we are able to offer them. Likewise, being able to attract the highest paying research and technological jobs will secure our children’s future here at home in North Carolina.
Pauline E. Cahill, DDS
I have been enjoying life in Shelby, North Carolina since 1997 when I moved from Canada with my husband, Calvin Caunt. Calvin is a partner at Shelby Medical Associates and practices Internal Medicine. We were married in 1997 and have a wonderful son, Ben who is now 8 and entering 3rd grade. I love gardening and travel, particularly with regard to food culture. I am also interested in historic restoration.
I am part of a large, close family and have 5 sisters including a twin, Paula who is an optometrist in Halifax. I have two great cats Walle and Patchez who form the welcoming committee at our home.
I am a Graduate of Dalhousie University School of Dentistry in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1993 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Prince Edward Island
Professionally I have completed advanced programs in prosthodontics and esthetics and oral surgery and utilize special treatment options focusing on the needs of anxious adults. I have a large full time practice and enjoy it very much.
Stephen Grinton, M.D.
Assistant Professor of medicine at the Mayo Medical School for 14 years
Three-time award winner - Teacher of the year in Pulmonary Medicine
Author of 14 pulmonary papers in peer reviewed medical journals
Author of numerous abstracts
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine UNC Charlotte
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine UNC Chapel Hill
Director - Intensive Care Unit – Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Director - Respiratory Department - Cleveland Regional Medical Center
The Grinton Family has a long tradition of supporting educational excellence and has dedicated his work on the board to bring the International Baccalaureate program to the school.
Betsy Selznick Harnage
Badcock Home Furniture & More - Owner, with husband, (1987-present)
Supervisor for collections
Trained prospective Badcock store Dealers
Interested in students ability to obtain a classical education without having to leave the county for charter or private education
Recognizes the importance of educational choice for students
Belief that bringing a Charter School to Cleveland County will attract more businesses to the area which in return will bring jobs and entice our youth to return home to raise their families
Alliance Bank and Trust (2010-Present)
Ruling Elder, Boyce Memorial ARP Church (2014-Present)
Crest High School (2006)
Gardner-Webb University (2006-2010) Bachelor of Finance / Economics, Magna Cum Laude
School of Banking, North Carolina (2012-2016)
I was born and raised in Shelby, NC and met my wife, Emily, during my Freshman year at Gardner-Webb. We have been happily married since 2010 and have one furry child, Calvin, who is a tri-color collie. I have always loved numbers so banking was a natural fit. My wife has been a registered nurse since 2008 and will graduate from Gardner-Webb in 2017 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. We love this area and it truly is ‘home.’
It has been said that whenever you stop learning, you are dead. Education has been a central part of my life and while I am certainly still learning, I can now begin to teach and lead others. I believe that PCA is a treasure for Cleveland County – something that makes an already bright community that much brighter. I look forward to sharing my time and knowledge with the Board as together we strive to make PCA the best charter school in North Carolina.
Deputy Fire Marshal / Assistant Director Emergency Management Cleveland County
Council Member and Clerk for The Town of Patterson Springs (2007-present)
Volunteer Firefighter with the Number Three Fire Department
Lowes Companies / Assistant Manger
Tool and Die Maker for Plastic Oddities
Volunteer Firefighter Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department (21 Year/retired)
High School Graduate Twelve Oaks Academy
Cleveland Community College
Married to Amy Sue (Newsome) Horton 16years
3 girls Marlee, Kaylee, and Baylee