The Board of Directors:
- Debbie Clary — Chair
- T.G. “Wes” Westmoreland, II — Vice Chair
- Pauline Cahill, D.D.S.
- Betsy Selznick Harnage
- Jayson Philbeck
- Mary Stockham — Parent Liaison
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.
2019 Board Meeting Dates:
All PCA Board meetings are held at the PCA Campus on Joe’s Lake Road.
July (No Meeting)
December (No Meeting)
T.G. “Wes” Westmoreland, II — Chair
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 — Vice-Chair
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.
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.
Mary Stockham — Parent Liaison
Mary Stockham is a Pinnacle Classical Academy parent and serves as the Parent Liaision to the Board. Mary has two sons, one in 6th grade and one in 9th grade. In addition to PCA Board duty, Mary also volunteers as the Assistant Band Director. She serves as an Associate Advisor for Boy Scout Venture Crew 111. Mary’s career included teaching French in High School in SC. With her family’s move to Shelby, she served as the Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center.