Faculty & Staff

  • Starting February 2021, we will be hiring for faculty & staff.

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Planning Committee Members

To contact: board@gatesschool.org


Alison Hynd, Ph.D.

Alison is a pediatric neuropsychologist who worked with children with language and communication disorders. Alison is an associate with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.


Ashley Goverman

Ashley Goverman has a background in Business Administration as well as Human Resources and ran a photography business for several years. For the past five years, she has volunteered her time at her childrens’ school in many capacities, but especially focusing on a program to alleviate food insecurity for students. Ashley is also the proud parent of a dyslexic learner.


George Hynd, Ed.D.

George has spent nearly 40 years dedicated to higher education at institutions across the country. Positions include professor, education dean, sr. vice provost, provost, and executive vice president. He also served as the school president of Oakland University.


Hon. H.B. “Chip” Limehouse III

Chip is a former S. C. state legislator who is passionate about helping children with dyslexia.


June Thomas, M.P.A.

June obtained a master’s degree in public administration and a concentration in psychology. She holds an NJ Teachers Certificate in Grades K-5. June has worked with children with various learning disabilities. She has an adult son and a grandson with dyslexia.


Robert Harrahill

Rob is a nonprofit educational sector consultant specializing in dyslexic and language-based schools. He has worked with over 200 schools for planning, governance, and fundraising.


Stephanie Sams, M.A.

Stephanie Sams has a master’s degree in clinical counseling from The Citadel. She is an Associate with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Stephanie is a private OG tutor and the parent of a dyslexic learner.


Trey Zimmerman

Trey Zimmerman is a founding partner and President of Ai Insurance Services. For over 15 years, Trey has also been a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic. Prior to entering the private sector, Trey worked for The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in The Office of Public Affairs. Trey is a graduate of The College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications. Trey is also a veteran who served worldwide in The United States Air Force. Trey is an avid outdoorsman and he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.