School Leadership

Welcome to Charlotte Latin School!

When my family moved to Charlotte in 2001 and I joined this school community, I was touched by the warmth and support that we received from the students, parents, alumni and faculty. Of course, I expected nothing less for the new Headmaster; however, I have found this experience to be the rule, not the exception, for newcomers to the Latin community.

We are a school where families of diverse backgrounds, races, religions and nationalities share the common value of respect for themselves and for others, and an enduring dedication to the opportunities that will enrich our children’s educational journey.

We educate both the mind and the heart at Latin. Our expert teachers, counselors, coaches and staff form strong bonds with students that make a difference in their educational experience.

Our academic program is balanced with robust arts and athletics programs. Service to others starts in lower school and continues through graduation and is part of the fiber of Latin. Leadership is modeled and taught through our Hawks’ Quest experiential program and the new Leads with Honor program. Personally, I am particularly proud of Latin’s emphasis on our Honor Code. “Honor Above All,” is proudly displayed in every classroom as a beacon of the behavior we wish to model and instill in our students.

At Charlotte Latin, we work together with parents to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. It’s an important partnership and we value our parents and their participation at the School.

I invite you to visit our spacious 128-acre campus and experience the Latin Difference. You’ll see everything from children learning to properly hold a pencil in kindergarten to rapid prototyping in our Upper School’s Fab Lab. It’s an exciting environment full of exploration, appropriate risk-taking, challenge and a-ha moments. I hope to see you on campus.

Arch N. McIntosh, Jr.

Meet the Administrative Team

Arch N. McIntosh, Jr., Headmaster

Arch N. McIntosh, Jr., Headmaster. Arch McIntosh brings more than 30 years of educational experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator to his role as Headmaster of Charlotte Latin School. Under his leadership, Latin has achieved its highest enrollment, beginning the 2009-2010 school year with 1,400 students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12. In addition, he serves as Vice President of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools and is an Elder at Forest Hill Church. Mr. McIntosh is a member of the Charlotte Rotary Club. Mr. McIntosh earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marshall University, a Master’s in Education from the University of South Alabama, a Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision certification from the University of Arkansas. In addition, he was a Klingenstein Fellow at the Columbia University Teachers College.

Fletcher Gregory, Associate Headmaster and Director of Finance

Fletcher GregoryFletcher Gregory, Associate Headmaster and Director of Finance. Mr. Gregory joined Charlotte Latin in 1991 as Assistant Athletic Director, coach and history teacher. He became Head of Middle School in 1993 and then Director of Finance and Operations in 1995. The Assistant Headmaster title was added in 1999 and changed to Associate in 2011 when his duties were expanded. Mr. Gregory has a BA in Education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MS in Athletic Administration from Penn State University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Rod Chamberlain, Associate Headmaster for Academic Affairs

Dr. Rod Chamberlain, Associate Headmaster for Academic Affairs. Dr. Chamberlain and his wife, Anne Findlay-Chamberlain, recently relocated from Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as the Head of Schools for the Kamehameha Schools (KS). With more than 7,000 students in Pre-school through Grade 12, KS is the largest independent school system in the country. He was previously the Vice President for Campus Education as well as the founding Headmaster of the KS Maui Campus from 2001 to 2006. Before going to KS, Dr. Chamberlain was the Head of School for University Lake School in Heartland, Wisconsin. He also served for more than 20 years at the Milton Hershey School as a teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning, and finally as the Dean of Scholastic Affairs. Dr. Chamberlain earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College, and holds a M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum and a D.Ed. in Curriculum and Supervision from Pennsylvania State University.Rod Chamberlain

Mark Tayloe, Head of Lower School

Mark Tayloe

Mark Tayloe, Head of Lower School. Mr. Tayloe is entering his twelfth year as Head of the Lower School at Charlotte Latin School. The Lower School is the largest division at Charlotte Latin with over 570 students. Mr. Tayloe has been in education in several capacities for 30 years, primarily at The Darlington School in Georgia. Mr. Tayloe has a BA in Journalism from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the State University of West Georgia.

Todd Ballaban, Head of Middle School

Todd Ballaban, Head of Middle School. Mr. Ballaban joins Charlotte Latin as the new Head of Middle School. Todd comes with a rich background in education having spent years as an English and Debate teacher as well as serving in administrative capacities in both middle and upper school. His most recent position was as the Upper School Dean of Academics and Student Life and the Assistant Upper School Director at La Jolla Country Day School in California. Todd has a BA from Amherst and a Master’s degree in Education Leadership from California Lutheran University. Todd is excited to apply his prior experience and academic knowledge at CLS with a vision to nurture “adaptable and courageous 21st century learners”. Todd and his wife Amy have their own 21st century learner, Keegan.

Lawrence Wall, Head of Upper School

Lawrence Wall, Head of Upper School. Mr. Wall became Charlotte Latin’s Upper School Head in 2000. Prior to that he served as Headmaster of St. Timothy’s School in Raleigh. At Charlotte Latin, Mr. Wall continues to teach both Latin and Greek to Upper School students amongst the myriad of administrative duties.Mr. Wall has a BA in Latin from the University of the South and an MA in Classics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Fredrik Akerblom, Director of Development

Fredrik Akerblom, Director of Development. Charlotte Latin School has named Fredrik Akerblom as Director of Development to lead the school's philanthropic efforts. Akerblom joins Latin with a long history of service in education and the nonprofit sector in the areas of major gifts, fundraising, operations and project management. He comes to the School from Uppsala University in Sweden, where he was the Major Gifts Officer and Manager of Development. Prior to Uppsala University, he was a management consultant in Connecticut and Director of Operations for the fundraising office of a North American global nonprofit, also in Connecticut. Akerblom holds a B.A. in History from the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, and is an active member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Swedish Network for Development Professionals in Higher Education.

Susan Carpenter, Director of Marketing & Communications

Susan CarpenterSusan Carpenter, Director of Marketing and Communications. Mrs. Carpenter recently relocated from Mendham, New Jersey, where she served as Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at Far Hills Country Day School. Susan has more than fifteen years of experience in marketing and communications, including multi-channel marketing, technical expertise in web advertising, analytics, and educational content management systems. Her broad portfolio reflects effective messaging, communications coaching, training, support, and relationship management. Prior to her role at Far Hills, Susan served as a Marketing Executive for a variety of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including Jim Henson Productions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Art History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and holds an MBA in Marketing from Baruch College, and is a Certified Financial Planner.

David Gatoux, Director of Athletics

David has more than 20 years experience as an athletic director and has directed Latin Athletics since 2012. His past experience includes Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY, St. Mary's School in Raleigh and the Galloway School in Atlanta. David earned a B.A. from Denison University and an M.A. from Ohio University.

Beth Lucas, Director of Human Resources

Mary Yorke Oates, Director of Admissions

Sonja Taylor, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Other Leadership

Board of Trustees

Charlotte Latin School is governed by a Board of Trustees, composed of volunteers, drawn from the School's constituent groups, who determine the policies that govern the School. The Board is the guardian of the School’s mission, oversees the School’s strategic planning process and has fiduciary responsibility for the annual budget. Latin's Board of Trustees endorses and subscribes to the Principles of Good Practice established by the National Association of Independent Schools for its member schools. These principles define the high standards and ethical behavior expected in key areas of school operations, and help guide schools in becoming the best education communities they can be.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees
Jean Davis, Chair
Thad Sharrett, Vice Chair
Joycelyn Lavelle, Secretary
John Norman, Treasurer
Clay Adams
Joanne Beam
Bob Calton
Lynn Crutchfield
Adaora Eruchalu
Heather Finke
Debbie Frail
Mike Freno
Jonathan Halkyard
Courtney Hyder
Kelly Katterhagen
Joy Kenefick
Eric Lloyd
Coy Monk
Denny O’Leary
Robert Schleusner
Walker Simmons
Mitchell Wickham

Board of Visitors

Mr. Ernest William Reigel, Chair
Mr. Louis C. Stephens III, Vice-Chairman

Mrs. Rose Mary Achey
Ms. Martha B. Alexander
Mr. H. Perrin Anderson
Mrs. Lucy O. Anderson
Mrs. Mariam Andrews
Mrs. Nancy Leist Atwell
Mr. William B. Barnhardt
Mr. James Harper Barnhardt, Jr.
Mr. John Marion Barry
Mrs. Pat Q. Beck
Mr. Carl Grotnes Belk ’78
Mr. H. W. McKay Belk
Mrs. Cathy Bradford
Mrs. Linda Brown
Mrs. Frances deWitt Browne
Mr. B. Bernard Burns, Jr.
Mr. David Milton Carroll
Mrs. Cheryl Samson Carson
Dr. Lowell Rayburn Combs ’95
David Crane
Mr. E. E. Crutchfield
Mr. Richard M. Davies
Mr. Thomas Grant Derham
Mrs. Marilyn Mullen Dougherty
Mrs. Mary Edwards
Mrs. Leah M. Ensor
Ms. Barbara Russell Erb
Mr. John C. Fennebresque
Mr. John C. Fennebresque, Jr. ’89
Dr. Edward J. Fox, Jr.
Mrs. Debbie McMahan Frail ’88
Mrs. Ruth K. Gammon ’77
Mrs. Kathryn Adams Gately
Mr. Donald Short Gately
Mrs. Ann Glover
Mr. Benjamin Kelly Graves, Jr.
Mr. William H. Grigg
Mrs. Claudette B. Hall
Mrs. Sandra Nash Hamilton
Mrs. Frances Fennebresque Hankins ’97
Mr. John William Harris
Mr. Kevin Alan Henry
Mrs. Barbara Blair Henson
Mr. Steven Carr Hinshaw ’89
Mr. Boyd Holland ’92
Mr. Cresful William Horne, Jr.
Mr. Thomas A. Hunter IV ’86
Mrs. Katie Miller Iams ’01
Mr. Mark P. Johnson, Jr.
Mr. Robert Arthur Jones
Mrs. Johanna Powers Kane
Mrs. Carolyn Killingsworth
Mrs. Chris Skinner Kirkland ’77
Mr. Robert V. Knight, Jr.
Mrs. Louise B. Lucas
Mr. George M. Mackie IV
Mrs. Wandra Elks Mackie
Mr. Joseph John Caylor Mark, Jr.
Dr. Edward S. Martin
Ms. Sara James Mathis
Mrs. Robin Stinson Maxwell
Mr. Neill G. McBryde
Dr. James T. McDeavitt
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Medearis
Dr. Jenny E. Meiselman
Mrs. Kimbrel B. Morris
Mrs. Linde Mullis
Mr. Compie Newman ’78
Mrs. Aggie S. Niess
Mrs. Mary Yorke Robison Oates ’83
Mrs. Jill E. Olmstead
Mr. John Michael Papadopulos
Dr. Glenn Bradford Perry
Mr. David Harmon Pharr ’05
Mrs. Janice W. Privette
Mr. Michael O’Herron Rankin
Patrick N. Rivenbark ’02
Mr. John H. Robison, Jr.
Mr. Robert F. Robinson
Mrs. Margaret Mary Roche
Mrs. Hilda P. Rutherford
Mrs. Martha Higgins Schmitt
Mr. Thad M. Sharrett ’89
Mrs. Edith Ewing Sharrett ’88
Mrs. Margaret Brinkley Sigmon
Mr. William Daniel Simerville, Jr. ’84
Mr. David Vincent Singer
Mr. B. Franklin Skinner
Mrs. Jan Stedman
Mr. Paul A. Stroup III
Mrs. Melissa M. Stroup
Mrs. Jan Scott Owen Swetenburg
Dr. Raymond Lee Swetenburg, Jr.
Mrs. Parkie Gilliam Thomas
Mr. James W. Thompson
Mr. George Kennedy Thompson
Mrs. Anne Thrift
Mrs. Susan Johnson Tome ’79
Mrs. Melissa Holt Vandiver
Mrs. Kathryn Barnhardt Van Nort ’91
Mrs. Claudius E. Watts IV
Mrs. Kay M. Weatherspoon
Mrs. Jean B. Webb
Mrs. Jean Wilkinson
Mr. Laurens G. Y. Willard
Mr. Benjamin Franklin Williams, Jr.
Mrs. Nancy Lea Williams ’80
Mr. Charles M. Williams, Jr.
Mrs. Sophie Martin Wood
Mr. Ronald H. Wrenn
Mrs. Ruth Van Dyke Wyatt ’02

Legacy Leaders

Founding Board of Trustees
Frank R. Thies, Jr., Chair
Mrs. Irwin Belk, Vice-Chair
Cameron Faison, Secretary
Robert V. Knight, Jr., Treasurer
Patrick N. Calhoun
Thomas C. Creasy, Jr.
Alan T. Dickson
Mrs. Cameron Faison
Mrs. Robert V. Knight, Jr.
Dr. John R. Pender, III
W. Howard Pitt, Jr.
John B. Stedman
Mrs. Frank R. Thies, Jr.

Charlotte Latin School Board Chairs
Frank Thies 1970 - 1976
Frank Skinner 1976 - 1979
Hugh McColl 1979 - 1982
Ed Crutchfield 1982 - 1983
Perrin Anderson 1983 - 1985
Jim Thompson 1985 - 1987
John Fennebresque 1987 - 1995
John Robison 1995 - 1997
Jim Barnhardt 1997 - 2003
Dave Singer 2003 - 2005
John Barry 2005 - 2007
Ben Williams 2008 - 2009
Ernie Reigel 2009 - 2011
Kevin Henry 2011 - 2013
Eric Lloyd 2013 - 2015
Jean Davis 2015 -

Jeremiah M. Splaine 1970 - 1973
G. Leslie Browne (Acting Headmaster) 1973 - 1974
Eric B. Moore 1974 - 1976
Edward J. Fox, Jr. 1976 - 2001
Arch N. McIntosh, Jr. 2001 -

Teaching our senior leadership class is one of the highlights of my year. We study and discuss the many forms of leadership and what it means to be a leader. It's an engaging all-in experience that stimulates deep thinking and conversation.

Arch McIntosh, Jr., Headmaster

Headmaster's Recommended Reading

  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, Frank Bruni
  • The Big Disconnect, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D.
  • If You Can Keep It, Eric Metaxas
  • The Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey
  • Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
  • Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth