Meet the Board
The Revolution Academy Board of Directors is committed to giving parents and students in the Piedmont Triad a high quality educational option. With experience in charter schools, governance, law, finance, and education, the RA Board is well situated to open and operate an excellent NC charter school.
John is a residential Realtor, and business owner in Greensboro. upon graduating from the Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, John served as an officer in the Marine Corps. After his service, John moved back to Greensboro to enter into the industrial sales world. After a number of years traveling, John changed careers to allow him to start a family. Education is very important to John and his family and choice in schooling is critical to student success.
First elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012, Hardister now serves as NC House Majority Whip. He currently serves on several House committees including ABC, Appropriations, Banking, Education, Elections, Judiciary, and Transportation. He is also the Vice President for Marketing of First Carolina Mortgage.
Jonathan Kreider is an attorney who owns his own practice, Kreider Law, in Greensboro. Jon is a former District Court Judge having twice been appointed by theGovernor to serve on the bench. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and practices in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Jon has a passion for child-focused education and empowering great teachers. He and his wife, Kathryn, and twin sons live in Greensboro.
Elaine has spent over 30 years in education, teaching in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Her areas of certification include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Business Education, and Advanced Learner Education. In Greensboro, she has taught in both the Guilford County School System and at Cornerstone Charter Academy, where she retired in June of 2017. With grandchildren in elementary and middle school, Elaine’s interests remain in children’s education by providing the best environment and tools for success.
Lisa has taught high school English in both the traditional and virtual classroom for 9 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communications at Elon University and her Master’s of Science at NC A&T State University in Adult Education. Currently, Lisa is a stay-at-home mother to three daughters and has served in various volunteer leadership roles with the Parent/ Teacher Organization (PTO) at her children’s school. She remains deeply committed to education and firmly believes that school choice plays an integral role in student success and overall achievement.
Board Member, parent representative
Jon grew up in the Greensboro area where he now lives with his wife, Megan, and four children. His three oldest children will start at Revolution Academy in the fall. He has attended Guilford Technical Community College and West Virginia University. He works in senior management at a local small business, Structural Steel. He has served our community in many different ways with different roles in public service including private security work. He currently volunteers during he free time with North Carolina Project Life Saver. Jon believes that education is the foundation for a bright future. He recognizes that having a choice about which type of school best fits a family will guarantee long term success.
The Board of Directors holds regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and include a time for public comments. Unless otherwise noted, meetings will take place at 6:30 pm at 300 NC-68, Greensboro.
July 15, 2020 – Special Meeting
July 23, 2020
August 14, 2020 – Special Meeting
August 27, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 1, 2020 – Special Board Meeting, 12:00 pm
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 17, 2021