Our Leadership Team

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For 30 years, ASMS has provided exceptional educational experiences to Alabama’s most academically motivated students. As the ASMS Leadership Team, it is our goal to carry out the ASMS strategic plan to set the school in pursuit of bold improvement that builds on strengths and addresses opportunities.

Meet our Team

The ASMS Leadership Team consists of:

  • President - Dr. John Hoyle
  • Vice President of Development and Outreach - Dr. Samantha Church
  • Academic Dean - Dr. Mitch Frye
  • Dean of Students -
  • Director of Admissions and Outreach - Mr. Ken Robinson
  • Director of Finance - Mrs. Kristy Gunther
  • Director of Human Resources and Operations -
  • Director of External Relations - Mrs. Allyson McMaken
  • Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Family Programs - Mrs. Teressa Clark
  • Faculty Representative - Dr. Natalie Ortell

As we lead, the following values guide us:

Student Success

ASMS values student success in and out of the classroom. Students can maximize their potential at ASMS, preparing themselves for long-term academic and professional fulfillment. Student success is the primary reason ASMS exists.


ASMS values an engaged learning community committed to shared purposes, respect, accountability, and adaptability. Our community is strengthened by collaborative partnerships between students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members, and other stakeholders.

Intellectual Curiosity and Creativity

ASMS values the pursuit of understanding, discovery, innovation, and problem-solving. Student Leadership ASMS values student leadership and leadership development designed to accomplish specific goals through self-efficacy, collaboration, and engagement.

Communication and Conflict Resolution

ASMS values community members who are open-minded, respectful, and proactive in problem-solving grounded in constructive two-way communication.


ASMS values honesty and transparency. ASMS values community members who admit mistakes, take ownership of difficult situations, and act honorably.