Brian Massengill - Chairman
Brian Massengill grew up in Granville County and graduated from South Granville High School in 1999. From there Brian attended Vance Granville Community College where he acquired his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. He is married to his wonderful wife of 11 years, Jennifer. They have two children, Levi (5) who is in Kindergarten and Khloe (6) who is in First Grade at Falls Lake Academy. Brian is a Sergeant for the Durham Police Department and has been there for 15 years. While working for the Durham Police Department he has had many roles including, Patrol Officer, Supervisor of the Traffic and Crash Team and is currently the Supervisor of the Durham Police Department’s Bicycle Unit. He is an active general instructor for the North Carolina Training and Standards and is an instructor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He currently teaches bicycle and pedestrian safety classes across the state for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He is excited to be a part of the Falls Lake Academy Family and looks forward to working with the Staff and all the families that are a part of Falls Lake Academy.
Leah Englebright - Treasurer
Leah Englebright was born and raised in Oxford, NC and has made it her permanent residence. Leah and her husband Allen have two wonderful kids one of which attends Falls Lake Academy now and the other will soon follow. She has her BS in Accounting from Meredith College and her Masters in Accounting from North Carolina State University. Leah is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of North Carolina. She is currently the Director of Budget and Finance at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC where she oversees all of the financial functions of the school. Leah and her family are actively involved with their church Clearview and enjoying quality family time. She is very excited to join the firebird family and looks forward to contributing her accounting expertise and watching the school continue to grow and thrive.
Jill Pike was born and raised in Wilmington and has lived in Oxford for the past 22 years. She is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a BA degree in English and a 6th 12th grades NC Teaching Certification. She previously taught middle and high school English for 10 years in Granville County Schools and at Vance Charter School. Jill received her NC Real Estate Broker's License in 2005 and now owns and operates Triangle North Realty in Oxford with her husband Carl Pike, who is also a Real Estate Broker. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of Vance Charter School in Henderson serving as Board Chair and chair of the policy and personnel committee. She has also served on the principal's advisory committee of JF Webb School of Health and Life Science where her older daughter graduated in 2016. Jill and Carl are the parents of Carla, a freshman at UNC-Wilmington and Anna, a 10th grader at Falls Lake Academy. She is very excited to work with the staff and families at Falls Lake Academy and to help contribute to the continued success of our school.
Tracy Teal served as a FLA founding board member for 7 years before rotating off in 2017. She was a part of the Parent Advisory Council and helped with the accreditation process during the 2017-2018 school year. She has an Associate of Science Degree from Peace College and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from UNC Chapel Hill. As the mother of two high school students at FLA, she is committed to providing a safe, positive, and successful learning environment. She spent countless hours volunteering in the school systems before coming to FLA. She is excited about the mission and focus for our school and the wonderful educational opportunities it provides for the students in our area. She and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Granville County for over 18 years now. They own and operate Quality Drugs in Butner.
Robb Cannady - Vice Chairman
Robb Cannady is a new addition to the Falls Lake Academy Board of Directors as of March 2018. He was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Midlothian, VA with his mother, grandmother and two younger sisters. Robb and his wife Devin moved to Granville County 6 years ago to start a family and for Devin to pursue her nursing career at Duke University. Now having two daughters, Walker (3) and Josie Swain (1), the desire to get involved and give back in the local community will be fulfilled at Falls Lake Academy. Robb attended James Madison University School of Business while serving his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. As owner and territory manager of Buckley & Associates, he and his team provide facility supplies and equipment from NY to SC. With previous board experience as Chairman of the Board-Skills USA-VA, Building Maintenance 2012-2017, Robb will ensure Falls Lake Academy stays true to the charter and mission statement.
Heather Fields - Secretary
Heather Fields was raised in Durham County and moved to Granville County 13 years ago. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Criminology. Upon graduation Heather started working at Lenovo. She has held several positions there in customer service and sales. Currently she is a project manager at Lenovo working with Global Customers. Heather has been married for 13 years to her husband Kevin. They have two wonderful boys, Camden and Brayden. Heather is very excited to work with an amazing group of staff, students and parents at Falls Lake Academy.
Gina Stinnett was raised in eastern North Carolina, moved to the Triangle Area in 1994, and has spent the last 15 years as a resident of Granville County. She is married to Phil, and together they have two incredible children, Jake and Gwyn. Gina has a background in restaurant management, early childhood education, and currently works as an independent artist and interior designer. Gina's passion for design has led her to create custom furnishings, innovative works of art, and murals for a wide range of clients. She has been privileged to contribute artistically to the Parade of Homes in the Triangle over the years to include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Cure Home. Since 2009, she has been an active volunteer with CureSearch for Children's Cancer, raising awareness, research funding, and fulfilling a founding role in a support network for families. Gina finds it very rewarding to volunteer her time and talent to her children's school. Her background in education was the driving force to join the FLA family, and she is excited to contribute to the future of Falls Lake Academy.