About ACE

In April of 2005, a group of Alamance County citizens came together as a “task force” to raise awareness and promote the then “current needs” of our public school system. Some of the issues that caused concern back then still remain today. They include absenteeism, the drop-out rate, lack of teacher resources, and overcrowded schools.
At Alamance Citizens for Education (ACE), we want to help bridge the gap between needs in the schools and resources in the community by offering support to educators. It is our aim to be a catalyst for the community, working together to promote academic achievement in all our classrooms.

ACE operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a voluntary board of directors.  We rely 100% on donations and grants from businesses and individuals in the community.

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Our vision is that Alamance County citizens place a high value on our public school system and are committed to the academic success of all students.


The mission of ACE is to strengthen community support for quality public education in Alamance County.


Our goals are to:

  • build public awareness of educational needs, issues, and initiatives.
  • support teachers.
  • showcase student accomplishments.

Meet the People that Make Our Vision Possible

We have an amazing Board of Directors consisting of involved community members that are dedicated to our mission and vision and help us to achieve our goals.


Stephanie Braxton

Executive Director

Stephanie was born and raised in Burlington, NC. She is a graduate of Williams High School and went on to attend Elon College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. Stephanie loves spending her free time with her husband, Chuck, and their two children, Maddie, a senior at UNCG and Macray, a sophomore at Williams High School. She developed a passion for advocating for public schools and their teachers and administrators after spending time on PTO Boards, volunteering in her children’s’ schools, and substitute teaching. Stephanie began volunteering with ACE in 2009 and joined the Board of Directors in 2010. After serving as the Board Chair in 2013, Stephanie took on the role of Executive Director in 2014. Besides working for ACE, Stephanie volunteers as a Sunday school teacher, serves on her church council and volunteers as a Boy Scout committee leader.

Mr. Jeff Andrews,                  Vernon Law, Retired

Vice President

Mrs. Lisa Bullard,                  Walker, Bullard & Boone, P.A.

Mrs. Becky Loy,                       Cobb, Ezekiel Loy & Company

Board of Directors

Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey,               Elon University

Mr. Matthew Banko,         Alamance Community College

Mrs. Jessica Pasion,         Burlington Downtown Corporation

Mr. Mark Tosczak,          Flying Car Communications

Mrs. Clara Vega,               Alamance Community College

Mrs. Christine Xoinis,             Ethos Creative Group

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. W. Bruce Benson,             Superintendent of ABSS

Mr. Brian Feeley,                       ABSS Board of Education

Executive Director
Mrs. Stephanie Braxton



If you are interested in becoming an integral part of our organization, contact our Executive Director, Stephanie Braxton, at stephanie@aceed.org.

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