• Administration


    The Buist Academy for Advanced Studies administration team is here to support the students and families of our school community. We are actively engaged in the learning process of each child and are here to assist you in any way that we can. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the team members if you have a question or a concern that we may be able to help you with.








Degrees and Certifications:

Shawntay White, Principal

Buist Families,

It is my pleasure to extend a warm and  heartfelt welcome as we begin the 2016-2017 school year. We are anticipating an exciting and productive year. To those who are new to Buist we hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the many activities of our school through the Buist Foundation-Parents Guild and opportunities provided by your child’s teacher.
I foresee a positive, productive and successful year. We will work diligently to fulfill our mission to challenge students in a rigorous environment which emphasizes achievement, encourages academic excellence and promotes respect for individual differences.
The school year will be busy, exciting, and hopefully very rewarding for each student. We want you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children. 

Thanks to each of you for your continued support. I look forward to a great year!

Shawntay White



Degrees and Certifications:

Karrie Looney, Vice Principal

Greetings Buist Academy Knights,


I consider it an honor and privilege to serve as your new assistant principal. Though this is my first administrative position, I have been preparing for this role for many years as both a classroom teacher and school counselor. I believe that supporting student learning while providing opportunities for academic growth and excellence is my primary objective.

I have worked diligently for the past 4 years at Buist Academy to build positive relationships with students, families, faculty and staff. I look forward to continuing our work together, and I am excited to begin this new adventure with a supportive, dedicated team.

I believe that students are truly the heart of our work. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!


Karrie Looney