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The GLOBE Academy Board of Directors is the governing body of the School and is responsible for overseeing the effective, faithful execution of the mission through the school’s program and operations.
The Governing Board holds monthly formal meetings, which are announced in advance, posted on the school calendar and open to the public. Agendas, minutes, and committee notes along with school financials and other board-level documents can be found below. Each board meeting has an open comment period and we invite you to voice your comments in this forum.
The GLOBE Board of Directors is currently seeking additional candidates with expertise in various areas for board membership and board-level committees. Candidates are expected to serve 6 months on a board committee before being considered for a board position.
The committees of the GLOBE Academy Governing Board level meet at least monthly. Each of these committees are chaired by a member of the Governing Board and comprised of members of the Board, Administration, and selected staff and parents.
The Board is currently seeking additional candidates with expertise in academic leadership, legal or fundraising skills. Candidates are expected to serve 6 months on a board committee before being considered for a board position.
Ryan Hudak, Board Chair
To oversee the success and academics at GLOBE
Language immersion, constructivism, workshop model and responsive classroom approaches work together to create GLOBE’s unique learning environment. This committee is charged with defining our education standards in line with our charter promises, devising measures to monitor goals, establishing strategies and plans to build our three language tracks, and developing plans to grow, retain, and hire exemplary teachers.
Drew Reynolds is principal consultant at Common Good Data, where he helps nonprofits use data to demonstrate and communicate their impact. He has over 10 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations as a consultant, program director, academic, teacher, mentor, and coach. Reynolds also serves as Program Director at Childspring International, a global nonprofit that supports children with life-changing surgeries. Reynolds began his career in K-12 education as a high school foreign language teacher (Spanish). He later served in higher education as an Assistant Professor at the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work and supported educators moving to online and hybrid learning as an Instructional Designer at Boston College. Reynolds earned a Ph.D. and MSW from the Boston College School of Social Work and his MEd and BA from the University of Notre Dame.
To successfully renew GLOBE’s charter
This committee leads the planning for GLOBE’s charter renewal. GLOBE, like every charter school, operates under a charter. The Charter approval is valid
for 5 years. In year 4 of 5, all charter schools must submit for charter renewal. This process includes demonstrating that the school has met or is moving towards meetings its proposed goals
as laid out in the charter.
Did you know that GLOBE is an acronym and stands for Global Learning Opportunities through Balanced Education? It's more than just the word “Globe”. GLOBE is who we are and this committee works to make sure that our brand and our vision is clearly communicated amongst stakeholders and outside our community. This committee also oversees GLOBE’s website and social media platforms, helps to increase stakeholder awareness, and garners stakeholder feedback through information sessions and key surveys throughout the year.
Jonathan Clues is the CEO and founder of StudentBridge, a company that drives better outcomes for students and schools by delivering personalized digital communications that help potential students make more informed choices during their higher education decision-making journey. Helping both parties find the right fit increases enrollment and graduation rates. Originally from London, England, Clues has called Atlanta home since 2004, residing in Brookhaven with his wife and two daughters. A former championship winning race car driver, his love for ‘things that move’ led him to earn his private pilot license for both planes and helicopters, as well as his Instrument Rating. Previously he has served as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta (DeKalb) and the Aero Club of Metro Atlanta.
This committee is responsible for the following objectives: ensuring that the diversity of our student body meets or exceeds the diversity from the population from which our students are drawn; establishing an ongoing diversity-related goal which includes training for faculty, staff and the Board; creating goals to mentor, promote and retain a diverse faculty, staff and Board of Directors; and facilitating other diversity-related initiatives in conjunction with the Head of School, Board of Directors and other relevant stakeholders.
Monique Wright Hudson is an attorney with a strong litigation background and is a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. At present, she serves as Associate Regional Counsel specializing in labor and employment law matters for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hudson is a former Assistant United States Attorney. As an AUSA, she led the district's Financial Litigation Unit and defended the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims pending in federal court. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her B.A. from Florida State University. Hudson and her husband Federico are the proud parents of three children and one standard poodle.
This committee oversees GLOBE’s largest fundraisers, including the Annual Fund, to meet the budgetary needs of our school. The Development Committee also leads GLOBE’s efforts on securing grants and will be responsible for GLOBE’s capital campaign.
Meghann M. Adams, GPC, has over 15 years’ experience in the fundraising, grant writing, public relations, and marketing fields. She has primarily worked in the nonprofit sector for organizations including the International Rescue Committee, American Red Cross, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. As the grants manager for Zoo Atlanta, Adams is responsible for effective grant management to increase revenue for the Zoo primarily through private and corporate funding. In addition to her work with the Zoo, she also provided pro bono grant consulting for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. To date, Adams has submitted over 400 grant proposals and raised over $8.5 million through grant writing and fundraising activities. She is a past Board member of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, and she is the past Chapter President of the Georgia Grant Professionals Association. Adams earned her Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential in June 2015, and she holds a B.S. in Public Relations and Advertising from Northern Arizona University.
To provide guidance to the Board on activities related to GLOBE’s facilities.
The committee oversees implementation of facility renovations and maintenance. Having been in place since GLOBE’s inaugural year, the committee has provided guidance on building improvements, real estate procurement, lease agreements, expansion planning and design and construction.
Ryan Hudak is the founder and CEO of Hudson Point Partners, a consulting firm specializing in non-profit strategy, finance, and operations with a focus on K-12 public schools, school systems, and education support organizations. He began his professional career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Following six years of military service, he worked in Silicon Valley in various manufacturing and operations management roles. After completing his MBA in 2005, he began a career in urban education reform focused on school operations. Over the past 15 years, Ryan has served in various operations leadership roles at Chicago Public Schools, DC Public Schools, and KIPP Public Charter Schools where he served as Chief Operating Officer in San Antonio and Atlanta for more than seven years. Hudak holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is an alumnus of The Broad Residency in Urban Education. He lives in the Northlake area with his wife Callie and daughters Cate and Lucy.
Works with the Head of School and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to create the upcoming fiscal year budget; present budget recommendations to the Board; monitor implementation of the approved budget on a regular basis and recommend proposed budget revisions; select and oversee auditor selection, conduct financial research, recommend to the Board appropriate policies for the management of the charter school's assets.
Luis Pacheco currently works in Insights and Analytics at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. He has more than 10 years of experience in strategic analysis, finance, marketing, and analytics across several industries: commercial banking, insurance, wireless, supply chain, and animal health. Pacheco graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. When he is not playing with his 2 kids Constance and Sebastian, he loves to travel, reading, sports and especially soccer.
The strategic planning committee is responsible for creating, reviewing, and proposing changes to the school’s long-term strategic plan. The committee includes the Head of School, other board members, select teachers, and chair(s) of the Parent Teacher Community Council (PTCC) and or the PTCC’s Foundation.
Katie Monroe is an assistant professor of Anesthesiology at Emory University. She is the program director of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program, and her research interests include experiential learning and faculty development of educators. Katie earned a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University and her Master of Medical Science degree in Anesthesiology from Emory University School of Medicine. Since 2002, she has practiced pediatric anesthesia as a certified anesthesiologist assistant. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants, and the Society for Education in Anesthesia. Katie also serves on the National Commission for the Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants.
Committee is responsible for board member recruitment, nomination, orientation, training, and evaluation of Board members in accordance with the bylaws and
policies and practices approved by the Board. This committee also reviews and recommends changes to bylaws and board policies as needed.
Aba N. Rogers is Counsel, Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions at the The Coca-Cola Company. At Coca-Cola, Aba negotiates strategic acquisitions in the Middle East, SW Asia, and southern Europe for Coca-Cola. Rogers also negotiates equity deals for Coca-Cola’s Venture Emerging Brand team. In her prior role at Coca-Cola, she negotiated talent, music and gaming sponsorships, as well as various, marketing, consulting and vendor agreements for the Diet Coke® and tea brands. Rogers also advised and counseled various global and North American marketing functions on social media activations, guidelines and policies, publicity and privacy rights issues, interactive mobile and digital marketing projects. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, she was Senior Division Counsel for Georgia-Pacific Corporation’s Consumer Products Division, supporting the business operations and procurement functions for the Brawny® & Sparkle® Paper Towel businesses. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. She also studied abroad at University College of London’s School of Law during law school. Rogers lives in Decatur, Ga., with her husband, Brad, and their two children.
The committee is responsible for designing and developing, in conjunction with the Head of School, a year-round process for the Board to continually strengthen its partnership with the HOS, establish clear annual goals, structure a process for the Board to provide feedback throughout the year and to complete a formal annual evaluation of the HOS's performance.