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Board of Directors

Shallowford Presbyterian School is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Board consists of members of Shallowford Presbyterian Church and school parents.  Board members are very involved in policy-making, strategic planning, and fundraising activities.  They serve terms of one to three years.  You can contact the Board of Directors at

2022-23 Board of Directors

Brad Bryant (Chair)

Hugh Stoddard (Vice Chair)

Suzanne Schultz (Personnel)

Doug Little (Finance)

Jodie Kilgallen (Secretary)

Kenneth Linsley

Julie Burkhard

Sorrell Scaglione-Polzer

Demika Harris

Holly Jeffries

Buz Smith

Michael Kazin

Brad Bryant, SPS BoD Chair
Brad Bryant serves as Vice President, REACH Georgia, a needs-based mentorship and scholarship
program administered by the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA). Prior to coming to GSFA,
Bryant served as General Counsel and Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public
Bryant’s experience in school board governance spans 30 years. Governor Sonny Perdue appointed
Bryant to the Georgia Board of Education in 2003 and he served in that role until Governor Perdue
appointed him to fill the unexpired term of State School Superintendent Kathy Cox. He served on the
DeKalb County School System Board of Education for 12 years, including seven years as chair. Bryant
has been an active member of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) and the National
Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and served as president of both organizations. He
continues to serve as a NASBE mentor for new state board members. In 2017, Bryant was recognized
nationally by NASBE its Distinguished Service Award.
Bryant is a graduate of Presbyterian College, University of Georgia, and Mercer Law School. He holds a
Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana
University. He clerked for Judge Wilbur D. Owens, U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian College, the Georgia Supreme Court’s
Justice for Children Committee, Voices for Georgia’s Children and the State Bar of Georgia. He has
served as a member of Georgia’s Education Reform Commission and Georgia Appleseed Center for Law
and Justice. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA, and has served on the Sessions of
Shallowford and Rehoboth churches. He was a member of the Leadership DeKalb Class of 1989.
Bryant is currently enrolled in Master of Art in Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of
Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Bryant is married to Kay, a Response To Intervention (RTI) specialist for DeKalb County Schools. They
live in Atlanta and have two grown children and two grandchildren.

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