About The Board

Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts & Sciences Charter School Board

Amleht Alston is employed as a Middle School Counselor.  She holds a Master's degree and is completing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  Ms. Alston has served in various leadership roles and at one time was a Residential Counselor/Behavior Manager for Emotionally Disabled Children.  She is one of the founding Charter Committee members of RLOA.  Contact: amleht.alston@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2020.

Lyn Boyles is a Jasper County native and Executive Director of the Jasper Conservation District and Keep Jasper Beautiful non-profit organizations. She holds a B.S. in Business Management/Marketing. She has worked closely with all schools in Jasper County for the past 5 years and was awarded the Business Education Partner of the Year in 2018 by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce for her efforts in teaching natural resources, litter management and wildlife management. She is involved in Holy Trinity Church, Daughters of the King, Jasper County Chamber, Palmetto Pride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful, Quality Deer Management Association, SC Wildlife Federation, and is a mentor for several non-profit organizations in Jasper County. Contact: lyn.boyles@rloacs.org.

Brandi Freeman, Treasurer, is an RLOA parent who owns a business with her husband.  She has a managerial background.  Brandi is an enthusiastic RLOA volunteer, especially in fundraising efforts.   She is very involved with programs that help children and the community.  Mrs. Freeman is committed to the vision of RLOA.  Contact: brandi.freeman@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2020

Harry (Rob) McBrayer, Chair, is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who owns a very active veterinary practice in Ridgeland.  He is an advocate for improving education in Jasper County and project-based learning.  Dr. McBrayer is involved in Jasper County politics and a strong believer in children understanding the importance of The Constitution and how our government works.  He is one of the founding Charter Committee members of RLOA.  Contact: rob.mcbrayer@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2020. 

Sergio Nuno is an RLOA parent and a local business owner. He and his wife Maria own a small tortilla factory on Main Street. Their philosophy is that businessmen must paddle up creek, like a salmon who will fight against the current, swimming upstream.  Contact:  sergio.nuno@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.

Joan Rountree has been an educator for 32 years with a Masters degree in Education. She retired in 2008. She taught her first nine years at Ridgeland Elementary school and finished her career at Shell point Elementary in Beaufort. During her teaching career, she was a classroom teacher, teaching grades one through four, she taught a writing lab for grades two through five, and was a literacy coach for grades one through five. She received the honor of representing.  Shell Point Elementary as Teacher of the Year in 1999.  Contact:  joan.rountree@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2020.

Eunice Spilliards, M.A., Board Vice-Chair, is a mother, grandmother, and retired teacher and school administrator with more than 40 years of experience working with students in Jasper County.  Her experience spans both private and public education.  Mrs. Spilliards has a wealth of experience and particular insight into the challenges of children of poverty and those with disabilities.  She has mentored countless teachers and administrators and is a member of several boards, including the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Board.  Mrs. Spilliards has volunteered many hours of service promoting RLOA's vision. Contact: eunice.spilliards@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.