Board & Staff

Fortis Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees that under God seeks to develop policies and approaches consistent with the Word of God for the glory of God.  The board develops policies regarding the ends (mission), while the means for accomplishing these ends is delegated to the administrators who assure their achievement while maintaining organizational integrity. Through this approach, Fortis Academy expects to provide for long-term organizational success even during times of board or executive succession.

Board of Trustees:

Chris White-Treasurer

Brad Helgerson-Founder of Fortis

Ryea Jones-Trustee

RyeaServing as a member of Fortis Academy’s Board of Trustees since October 2015, Ryea Jones is committed to the school’s mission of partnering with families to classically educate and disciple our sons and daughters to lead and serve other for the glory of God

Ryea and his wife, Angela, have 4 children that attend Fortis Academy and have been involved with the school since 2011.

Ryea is a Regional Manager for MarketSource, Inc. based out of Alpharetta, GA.


Department Heads and Administrative Staff:

Head of School – Bill Brannan

Curricula Coordinator – Amanda May

Business Office Manager -Shelia Finch

Receptionist- Joanne Creighton

Athletic Director- Roxanne Vernor

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

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