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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 Board of Directors holds 10 formal meetings per year, which are announced in advance and open to the public. Each meeting includes a period for public comment; community members wishing to deliver a public comment should email Kevin Holder in advance of the meeting. Past and future meeting agendas and minutes, along with other Board documents, can be found via Board on Track.

The Board is organized around individual committees dedicated to Academics, Communications, Development, Diversity, Finance, Governance and Strategic Planning. These committees are always looking for engaged members; their meetings are also open to the public. Visit Board on Track or contact the committee chairs for more information.

Meet the Board

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Drew Reynolds
Board Chair

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Lillian Norton
Vice Chair

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Luis Pacheco
Treasurer

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Nathelia
"Tiki" Barnes

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion

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Lorena
Ferro Borges

Development

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Jabari Clark
Charter Renewal

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Michelle Hayes
Development

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Kimberly
Henshaw

Strategic
Planning

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Leigh Long
Communications

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Teri Williams
Governance

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Ryan Hudak
Ex-Officio
Former Chair

We are always looking for qualified candidates for GLOBE's Board of Directors.

All candidates are expected to serve on a Board-level committee for at least six months before being considered for Board membership.

To learn more or communicate your interest, email Board Chair Drew Reynolds.

Board Information

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.

Governance Committee
The Governance Committee oversees matters pertaining to Board of Directors recruitment, nominations, orientation, training, and evaluation, in accordance with the bylaws of the organization, as well as established policies and practices approved by the Board.

Responsibilities include the following:
• Development of a governance structure and framework for the Board that aligns with the mission and vision of the school and focuses on recruitment, nominations, orientation, training, and evaluations
• Close collaboration with board members to ensure they are aware of training requirements, have access to training materials, and complete training in a timely manner
• Playing a leading role in the development of new board policies

Development Committee
The Development Committee is charged with planning and executing all school-led fundraising efforts, including Annual Fund, GLOBE Trot, and GLOBE Rocks.
All fundraising efforts go towards the school’s operating funds. This year’s  fundraising goal is $300,000 ($150,000 from Annual Fund and $150,000 from fundraising events).
There are three subcommittees:
• Annual Fund
• Grants
• Fundraising Events 
Committee members typically have a background in fundraising, grant writing, sales, communications, marketing and/or finance, but no fundraising experience is required.

Responsibilities include the following:
• Management and oversight of the fundraising initiatives that take place throughout the school year, including Annual Fund and school-led events
• Solicitation of grants and sponsorships for The GLOBE Academy

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee works to ensure that school messages align with GLOBE’s mission, vision, and values; reach their intended audiences with clarity and effectiveness; and promote a clear, strong brand identity. We look for committee members with a professional background in writing, editing, graphic design, video, or marketing communications strategy. The Communications Committee comprises community volunteers, as well as GLOBE’s executive director and staff communications director. It meets monthly, during school hours.

Responsibilities include the following:
• Development, design, and deployment of all board communications
• Creating and promoting a clear, strong brand identity through writing, editing, graphic design, video, and marketing communications strategy
• Development of messaging for GLOBE activities and events 

Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for the forward-looking planning and implementation of The GLOBE Academy’s 5-year strategic plan.

The 2018-2023 strategic plan has four major components:

1. Organizational Development
2. Facilities
3. Core Instruction
4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Responsibilities include:
• Development and implementation of GLOBE’s 5-year strategic plan
• Oversight of the effective, faithful execution of the school’s mission and vision by
focusing on organizational development, facilities, core instruction, and DEI

Academic Committee
The Academic Committee advances the mission of GLOBE by supporting the academic, social, and emotional wellbeing of students in the context of a dual-language, global education environment.

Our three areas of focus for the 2022-2023 academic year: 
1. Data and reporting
2. DLI/target-language learning
3. DEI/race-conscious instruction to support academic improvement

DEIBA Committee
The DEIBA committee fosters, supports, and advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and accessibility in our school. This committee encourages opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to grow in their own understanding of diversity and promotes equality of opportunity for all.

Responsibilities include the following:
• Supporting the development of educational programs for all constituencies that will
promote awareness and engagement with DEI-related matters and issues
• Fostering open communication, open-mindedness, inclusiveness, and compassion
among all stakeholders.
• Working to ensure that the school’s policies and practices embody these values and affirm them as a shared responsibility.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee oversees all matters related to the school’s finances, property, and budget.
The Chair typically serves in a leadership role on the board as the board Treasurer. The committee’s most important responsibilities involve working with the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer to achieve the following milestones:
• Creating budget for next fiscal year
• Presenting budget recommendations to the Board
• Monitoring implementation of approved budget
• Recommending budget revisions
• Recommending appropriate policies for charter management

Charter Renewal Committee
The Charter Renewal Committee is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the application of The GLOBE Academy’s five-year charter renewal per the DeKalb County School District process.

Key areas of focus:

1. Working closely with GLOBE staff
2. Complying with DCSD application standards 
3. Aggregating data across various initiatives

This committee is chaired by a member of the Board and partners with the Executive Director. 

Responsibilities include:
• Development and submission of the charter renewal document for GLOBE
Academy to Dekalb County
• Coordination and dissemination of the charter renewal document to the
defined stakeholders for feedback and leads the initiative to include feedback
in the document where appropriate

Executive Director Support & Evaluation
The ED Support & Evaluation Committee is led by the Board chair and includes the Diversity Committee chair and Academic Committee chair as members. This is the only committee that is composed solely of board members.  
The committee provides the Executive Director (ED) with coaching and mentoring support on an ongoing basis. The Board chair meets with the ED weekly, and the other members support the ED on an as-needed basis.
The committee is also responsible for leading the formal ED evaluation process, which includes goal-setting and a mid-year and end-of-year review.

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