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Achievement First Board of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Achievement First

 

Officers

William R. Berkley, Chair 
Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation 
Greenwich, CT

Doug Borchard, Treasurer 
Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, New Profit, Inc.
Concord, NH

Directors

Carlton L. Highsmith
CEO (retired), Specialized Packaging Group 
Middlebury, CT

James Peyser 
Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund 
Boston, MA

Jon D. Sackler 
President, Bouncer Foundation 
Greenwich, CT

Elisa Villanueva 
Co-CEO, Teach For America 
Houston, TX, CT

Ariela Rozman 
CEO, TNTP 
Brooklyn, NY

Jeanne Melino

Vincent Dowling

Achievement First Brooklyn Boards

For information on how to participate in meetings, please reach out to Elandria Jackson at ElandriaJackson@achievementfirst.org

2014-15 School Year

Board Meetings

July 31, 2014 / 3:00PM / Achievement First, 335 Adams Street Brooklyn: agenda minutes  
September 22, 2014 / 6:00PM / Achievement First, 335 Adams Street Brooklyn: agenda | minutes
November 18, 2014 / 6:00PM / Achievement First, 335 Adams Street Brooklyn: agenda | minutes
January 22, 2015 / 6:00PM Achievement First, 335 Adams Street Brooklyn: agenda | minutes 
March 18, 2015 / 6:00PM / Achievement First, 335 Adams Street Brooklyn: agenda | minutes
June 2, 2015 / 6:00PM / Achievement First, 335 Adams Street Brooklyn: agenda | minutes   

Academic Committee

November 6, 2014 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes 
January 8, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
March 5, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
May 21, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes  

Finance Committee

October 27, 2014 / 5:00PM: agenda | minutes
November 14, 2014 / 3:00PM: agenda | minutes 
January 20, 2015 / 3:00PM: agenda | minutes
March 16, 2015 / 3:00PM: agenda | minutes
May 26, 2015 / 3:00PM: agenda | minutes 

Family Engagement Committee

October 30, 2014 / 6:00PM : agenda | minutes 
January 12, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
March 2, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
May 18, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes  

Development Committee

November 10, 2014 / 6:00PM : agenda | minutes 
January 14, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
March 9, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
May 27, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes  

Executive Committee

October 16, 2014 / 6:00PM : agenda | minutes 
December 15, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
February 24, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes
May 5, 2015 / 6:00PM: agenda | minutes  

Members

Andy Hubbard
Ambrose Wooden, Jr.
Amy Arthur Samuels
Claire Robinson
Deborah  Shanley
Gabe Schwartz
Jon  Atkeson
Judith Jenkins
Justin Cohen
Kelly  Wachowicz
L. Priscilla  Hall
Lee Gause
Lee Gelernt
Matt Tartaglia
Ted Coons

Achievement First Rhode Island


2014-15 School Year

July 24, 2014 at 12:00pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy: agenda | minutes 
November 20, 2014 at 6:00pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy: agenda | minutes 
January 27, 2015 at 6:00pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy: agenda | minutes 
March 17, 2015 at 6:00pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy: agenda | minutes 
May 27, 2014 at 6:00pm / AF Providence Mayoral Academy: agenda | minutes 

Officers

Mayor Angel Taveras, Chair
Betty Bernal, Treasurer

Directors

Brian P. Gallogly
Norman E. McCulloch
Jorge Elorza
Marta Martinez
Macky McCleary

A schedule for all meetings for the 2012-13 school year is below. All meetings will take place at the offices of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP (50 Kennedy Plaza).

November 29, 2012 (5:30 - 8:00 p.m.): agenda | minutes
January 31, 2013 (5:30 - 8:00 p.m.): agenda | minutes
February 11, 2013 (6:30 - 7:00 p.m.): agenda | minutes
March 28, 2013 (5:30 - 8:00 p.m.): agenda | minutes
May 30, 2013 (5:30 - 8:00 p.m.): agenda | minutes
July 25, 2013 (5:30 - 8:00 p.m.): agenda | minutes

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy

Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

2014-15 School Year

July 21, 2014 at 12:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda minutes  
September 18, 2014 at 5:00pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes
November 17, 2014 at 6:00pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda |minutes
January 21, 2015 at 6:00pm / Amistad Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
March 19, 2015 at 6:00pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
May 28, 2014 at 6:00pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes

2013-14 School Year

August 1, 2013 at 12:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes 
October 3, 2013 at 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
December 12, 2013 at 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School: agenda | minutes
January 22, 2014 at 6:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes 
April 3, 2014 at 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
June 5, 2014 at 6:00pm / AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School: agenda |  minutes

2012-13 School Year

July 26, 2012: agenda | minutes
October 4, 2012: agenda | minutes
November 26, 2012: agenda | minutes 
January 23, 2013: agenda | minutes
March 18, 2013: agenda | minutes
June 10, 2013: agenda | minutes  

2011-12 School Year

July 28, 2011: agenda | minutes
September 22, 2011: agenda | minutes
December 8, 2011: agenda | minutes
February 6, 2012: agenda | minutes
March 26, 2012: agenda | minutes
June 11, 2012: agenda | minutes

2010-11 School Year

2010-11 School Year: minutes

2009-10 School Year

June 24, 2009: agenda | minutes
July 21, 2009: agenda | minutes
October 1, 2009: agenda | minutes
November 30, 2009:  agenda | minutes
December 18, 2009: agenda | minutes
January 28, 2010: agenda | minutes
April 1, 2010: agenda | minutes
May 27, 2010: agenda | minutes

Archives

2008-09 School Year: agendas and minutes

Officers

Andy Boas, Chair
Max Perez, Secretary
Ed Raice, Treasurer

Directors

Dick Kalt
Harold Kamins
Christopher Kunhardt
Marlene Macauda
Cornelius Medas
Wiley Mullins
Debra Hertz
Jim Bennett

Achievement First Hartford Academy

Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

2014-15 School Year

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board Meeting Schedule

July 21, 2014 at 12:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda| minutes 
September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes
November 24, 2014 at 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda |minutes
January 21, 2015 at 6:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
March 16, 2015 at 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
May 18, 2014 at 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes

Achievement First Hartford Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

September 15, 2014 at 4:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes
November 24, 2014 at 4:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda |minutes
January 21, 2015 at 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
May 18, 2014 at 4:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes

2013-14 School Year

August 1, 2013 at 12:00pm / Amistad Academy, New Haven: agenda | minutes 
September 23, 2013 at 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda minutes 
December 2, 2013 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agendaminutes
January 22, 2014 at 6:00pm / Amistad Academy, New Haven: agenda | minutes
March 17, 2014 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda minutes 
May 27, 2014 5:00pm / AF Hartford Academy High School: agenda | minutes

2012-13 School Year

July 26, 2012: agenda | minutes
September 24, 2012: agenda | minutes
December 3, 2012: agenda | minutes
January 23, 2013: agenda | minutes
April 11, 2013: agenda | minutes
June 3, 2013: agendas | minutes

2011-12 School Year

July 28, 2011: agenda minutes 
September 26, 2011: agenda | minutes 
December 5, 2011: agenda | minutes 
January 24, 2012: agenda | minutes
April 2, 2012: agenda | minutes
June 4, 2012: agenda | minutes

2010-11 School Year

2010-11 School Year: minutes

2009-10 School Year

September 30, 2009: agenda | minutes
November 16, 2009: agenda | minutes
January 28, 2010: agenda | minutes
March 24, 2010: agenda | minutes
May 26, 2010: agenda | minutes

Archives

2008-09 School Year: agendas and minutes

Officers

John Motley, Chair
Marshall Ruben, Vice Chair
Colleen Palmer, Secretary
Lankford Wade, Treasurer

Directors

Jean LaVecchia
Angela Scott
James Morton
Barry Jacobson
Nyema Pinkney
Nancy Zwiener

Amistad Academy

Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

2014-15 School Year

Amistad Academy Board Meeting Schedule

July 21, 2014 at 12:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes 
September 17, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes
November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda |minutes
January 21, 2015 at 5:30pm / Amistad Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
March 25, 2015 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
May 20, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes

Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

September 17, 2014 at 4:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda |  minutes 
November 19, 2014 at 4:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes
January 21, 2015 at 4:30pm / Amistad Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
March 19, 2015 at 4:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
May 20, 2014 at 4:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes

Committee Meeting Schedule

September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm / Governance Committee / ECCP Elementary School: agenda | minutes
October 28, 2014 at 12:00pm / Finance Committee / Dial in: 712-432-1549, Enter code 9456# | minutes     November 19, 2014 at 4:30pm / Governance Committee / ECCP Elementary School: agenda | minutes

2013-14 School Year

August 1, 2013 at 12pm / Amistad Academy: agenda minutes 
September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda  minutes 
November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda |minutes
January 22, 2014 at 6:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes 
March 26, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
May 28, 2014 at 5:30pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes

2012-13 School Year

July 26, 2012: agenda | minutes 
September 19, 2012: agenda | minutes 
November 28, 2012: agenda minutes
January 23, 2013: agenda | minutes
March 20, 2013: agenda | minutes
May 29, 2013: agenda | minutes 

2011-12 School Year

July 28, 2011: agenda | minutes 
September 21, 2011: agenda | minutes 
November 30, 2011: agenda | minutes
January 24, 2012: agenda | minutes
March 28, 2012: agenda | minutes
May 30, 2012: agenda | minutes
June 18, 2012: agenda | minutes 

2010-11 School Year

2010-11 School Year: minutes

2009-10 School Year

July 21, 2009: agenda | minutes
September 29, 2009: agenda | minutes
November 17, 2009: agenda | minutes
January 28, 2010: agenda | minutes
April 6, 2010: agenda | minutes
June 1, 2010: agenda | minutes

Archives

2008-09 School Year: agendas and minutes

Officers

Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
Caroline Williams, Vice Chair
Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
Michael D. Griffin, Treasurer

Directors

Pat Sweet
Mayor Toni Harp
Sherri Gellman
Howard Hill
Dorsey Kendrick
Andrew Lachman
Katrin Czinger
Jane Levin

Elm City College Preparatory

Under Connecticut state law, public charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

2014-15 School Year

July 21, 2014 at 12:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda minutes 
September 17, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes
November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda |minutes
January 21, 2015 at 6:00pm / Amistad Academy High School: agenda | minutes 
March 25, 2015 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes 
May 20, 2014 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes

Committee Meeting Schedule

September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm / Governance Committee / ECCP Elementary School: agenda | minutes
November 19, 2014 at 4:30pm / Governance Committee / ECCP Elementary School: agenda | minutes

2013-14 School Year

August 1, 2013 at 12pm / Amistad Academy: agenda minutes 
September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda minutes 
November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda | minutes
January 22, 2014 6:00pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes
March 26, 2014  at 5:30pm / Elm City College Prep Elementary School: agenda minutes 
May 28, 2014 at 5:30pm / Amistad Academy: agenda | minutes

2012-13 School Year

July 26, 2012: agenda | minutes
September 19, 2012: agenda | minutes
October 23, 2012: agenda | minutes 
November 28, 2012: agenda | minutes
January 23, 2013: agenda | minutes
March 20, 2013: agenda | minutes
May 29, 2013: agenda | minutes

2011-12 School Year

July 28, 2011: agenda | minutes
September 21, 2011: agenda | minutes
November 30, 2011: agenda | minutes
January 24, 2012: agenda | minutes
March 28, 2012: agenda | minutes
May 30, 2012: agenda | minutes

2010-11 School Year

2010-11 School Year: minutes

2009-10 School Year

July 21, 2009: agenda | minutes
September 29, 2009: agenda | minutes
November 17, 2009: agenda | minutes
January 28, 2010: agenda | minutes
April 6, 2010: agenda | minutes
June 1, 2010: agenda | minutes

Archives

2008-09 School Year: agendas and minutes

Officers

Dick Ferguson, Chair
Will Heins, Vice Chair
Lystra Richardson, Secretary
Laura Saverin, Treasurer

Directors

Marnie Halsey
Sharon Oster
Patricia Pierce
Erik Clemons
Kate Stasik
Magalay Cajigas

 
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