Meet our Governing Board

Brian Joseph "Joe" Huffman, Jr. (Clerk)


Joe grew up in the Savannah, Georgia area wherein he attended the Windsor Forest Elementary School, the DeRenne Middle School, the Savannah High School and then graduated from the Savannah Arts Academy in the year 2000. Joe earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory in the year 2005. He then earned a Master of Public Administration from the Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University School of Law, both in the year 2014. Joe is currently a practicing attorney at law with a focus on child advocacy and criminal defense. Joe resides in Savannah, Georgia with his wife and three children.


Christen Higgins Clougherty, Ph.D. (Co-Clerk)

Fine Art and Humanities faculty, Savannah State University and Founder/Executive Director of Nobis Project, Inc., an educational non-profit organization that collaborates with and support educators in providing young people with an education that prepares them to become informed, active, and caring global citizens, both at home and abroad. With over 18 years of experience in the field of education, Clougherty works to enhance her own capacity and the capacity of educators to recognize, understand, and address the impact of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, and socioeconomic status in their work both in and out of the classroom. Her honors include recognition as a National Emerging Scholar for K-12 Service-Learning Research (2008 and 2009) by the National Service-Learning Partnership. Clougherty completed her doctoral research on the synthesis of experiential education, service-learning, creative-process theory, and global citizenship education through the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Masters of Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in Fiber Arts; undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with an interdisciplinary major in non-profit business management; founder of Thundersmith Industries, Inc., a non-profit performances art company; former President and board member of the Friends of Oatland (FOO) of the Oatland Island Wildlife Center; founding board member of the Tybee Island Maritime Academy; and co-founder of the Arts Resource Collective of Savannah.


Heather DuCloux (Treasurer)

A Humanities Lecturer at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA. She has served as a YMCA Executive Director and U.S. Army broadcast journalist. As a YMCA Executive Director she represented the organization as a community liaison and chief fundraiser. She has served as a board member on the Milwaukee-based social justice journal Rethinking Schools and currently on Nobis Project, a nonprofit that focuses on professional development for educators.


David Nash (Secretary)

Bio coming soon.

Michael Roach (Parent Representative)

Bio coming soon.


Victor Washington (Board Member)

Bio coming soon.