Elaine Francel

Elaine is a passionate educator currently working as an education consultant, adjunct professor, and an academic coach. She is very excited about Alliance Academy and the brilliant possibilities that the school holds for reshaping the high school experience and profoundly impacting student outcomes. The potential of Alliance is the reason she chose the school for her son, a sophomore at Alliance. She understands that strong, supportive families are one of the primary pillars in positive, success-oriented school culture and is honored to be working with the PTSO. 

Secretary II

Liz Butler

Liz Butler is the owner of Ivy League Montessori School and busy mom of two boys, Patrick (AAIHS class of 2022) and Andrew (class of 2025).
She has worked to form the ILMS PTO and develop by-laws and standing rules for several other non-profit organizations. She also worked for Girl Scouts as a Membership and Program Specialist and has previously served on the Gold Award Committee for both Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas & Girl Scouts of Colorado.


Treasurer I

Lynn Bowmen

Lynn Bowen is the mother of 3 boys and the wife of John Bowen, a UPS Pilot. She grew up in Indiana and moved to Cumming in 1989. The family moved to Louisville KY in 2001 where they lived for 9 years. During Lynn’s time in Louisville, she volunteered at St. Aloyisus Pre-School, and her older boys elementary school PTO. The Bowen family returned to Cumming in 2010, and Lynn has been volunteering at church, at the boys' schools, and for the Polo Swim Team during the summer league. She is currently the Treasurer for Alliance Academy PTSO. Lynn has been a volunteer for the Boy Scouts for 9

years. The last 5 years she has been the Advancement Coordinator for 100 boys in Troop 205 out of St. Brendan’s here in Cumming. She is also the Finance Officer for the Forsyth County Cadet Squadron (GA160) of the Civil Air Patrol. Her youngest son attends Alliance Academy in the Aviation Pathway.

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Vice President II

Nicole Cornelius

Nicole Cornelius was born and raised in Florida and moved to Forsyth County Georgia in 2016. She is a Medical Sales Representative calling on Surgery Centers in North Georgia. Nicole is finalizing her bachelor’s degree in health services administration. She has one daughter that is in her first year of college as well as one daughter that currently attends Alliance Academy for Innovation as a freshman. She has volunteered with PTO/PTSO’s since her children started school. Nicole was the chairwoman for the 8th grade dance at North Forsyth Middle School. Nicole is passionate about making the PTSO at Alliance Academy the best it can be.


Treasurer II

Renata Gutierrez

Renata Gutierrez is the current Treasurer for the Alliance Academy PTSO. Her son Andrew is a freshman and for the past few years was involved with various Parent Teacher initiatives. She chaired the Reflections Committee at Riverwatch Middle School and was a participating member of the Settles Bridge Elementary Hospitality Committee.

Renata attended Teachers College, Columbia University and earned her Masters of Arts and Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology. Renata's professional background is in Counseling and Higher Education, and for the past twenty years, Renata has served diverse communities by providing counseling and mentoring to adults, teens, and children. Her skill set although clinically grounded is strengthened by her experience with Program Coordination, Policy Compliance, Student Retention & Success, Team Leadership, Family Education & Support, and Community Outreach. Renata also facilitates workshops on diverse mental health issues, multicultural competence, and access & success to higher education.


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Alliance Academy for Innovation Parent Teacher Student Organization created June 2018