Spring Valley School is a sanctuary for students with learning differences, allowing them to discover a supportive, learning environment where they can grow.  The SVS Board of Directors represents experts in various fields with the common desire to ensure students with learning differences receive an excellent education.

Samuel P. Johnson

Board President

President of Johnson Sterling  

Jack Levy, JD

Former Parent

Law Partner, Bradley

Joe Abbott, Jr., CPA

Managing Partner​
Abbott, Livings, Smith & Higgins 

W. J. Cornay, MD

Former Parent
ENT & Allergy Associates PC​

David Finn, EdD


Orlean Beeson School of Education Samford University

Hettie P. Johnson M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist

Dyslexia Therapist

Heather Smitherman

VP, Internal Audit

Protective Life Corporation

Laura Fiveash, DRPH, RD

SVS Executive Director 

Non-voting member

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