Governance Board

The function of the Governing Board is to uphold the Charter School's mission and vision, to set policy for the Charter School, to work collaboratively with school officials to ensure the Charter School complies with the performance goals set forth in Section 8 (Performance-based Goals, Measurable Objectives, and Consequences), to ensure effective organizational planning, and to ensure financial stability of the Charter School. 

 Hilary Carruthers, MSW, DrPH Candidate

 (Board Chair)


    A children's welfare advocate for over 10 years, Ms. Carruthers brings a wealth of experience.

    She served as an international child welfare advocate in London, UK.

    She is pursuing her Doctorate in Public health with a focus on physical activity policies and practices in middle schools. She served as a non-profit program director for 7 years, garnering experience with federal grant programming, contract compliance, public education, and push-in services.


Sharon Stovall Daniel (Vice-Chair)


     Former state charter school board chair with 3.5 years of experience 

     Extensive experience starting a charter from the ground up including the onboarding process.

     Founded retail operations firm which managed operations for concerts and live sporting events including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, two NFL Super Bowl Games, the 1996 Olympic Games   

Retired from Stovall Enterprises, Inc, Manager & Sales Operator 24 years.

Experience in Community Advocacy service for over 35 years


Claude Mwanda, CPA, CFE (CFO)


     Over 20 years of proven leadership in audit, compliance and financial

management from various business sectors: Private industry,

International NGO, Federal, State, and Local Government


Dela Hoinso (Treasurer)


   Senior Risk Advisory specialist with Ernst & Young LLP 

Specializes in Internal and Financial Audit IT Integration Audits.


Jazmin Briggs (Secretary)


     Director of Marketing at Briggs Market Masters Inc

Holistic Lifestyle Coach at Jazz Up Your Life

      Board member for Metro-Atlanta based non-profit for over ten years

     Special needs student advocate and resident of Metro-Atlanta


Marcus Norman (Entrepreneurship comm. Chair)


      Owner of a 6 Zaxbys in the Metro-Atlanta community

      Community advocate and youth mentor serving in the Atlanta area for over 20 years.

      Mr. Norman will lead the entrepreneurial and apprenticeship track.



Advisory Board Members 

Rep. Valencia Stovall

      Serve as State Representative of Georgia with 8 years of experience.

23 years of experience in finance and business management


  Keesha Warmsby

Associate attorney

BakerHostetler, LLP (Columbus, Ohio)

Specializes in consumer financial services issues and bank regulatory matters


Bisi Aiyeola

Senior Risk Advisory specialist with Ernst & Young LLP

Specializes in Internal and Financial Audit IT Integration Audits


Dr. L. Joy Baker

Board Certified general Obstetrician

 Gynecologist at the Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Georgia

 A native of Clayton County and a graduate of Riverdale High School


Regina Deloach

Treasury Management Sales Officer

 Private Bank of Buckhead

 Clayton Development Authority Board Member



    Board and Committee meetings               are open to the public

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