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2019 - 2020 Governing Board

“We believe students are best served through relationships with adults in their lives, particularly those at school and in their homes.”

The Main Street Academy’s (TMSA) Governing Board is responsible for the development of the mission, vision and strategy for the school, as well overseeing the key areas of finance, culture, and communications.

Beginning in December 2006, a dedicated group of concerned citizens formed the school’s Founding Board, and worked diligently for four years to bring a new charter school to the community. The Main Street Academy, a Fulton County public charter school, opened in August 2010. TMSA is a public K-8 public charter school located in College Park, GA and is easily accessible to residents of East Point, Hapeville, College Park & South Fulton County.

Please feel free to join us for our Governing Board meetings. Please refer to our calendar for location and time.

Governing Board Directors

Jennifer Fine - President

President
Jennifer Fine
Invest Atlanta, Vice President, Planning and Strategic Initiatives

 

Britton Bateman - Vice President

Vice President
Britton Bateman
Contract Solutions Group
Ultimate Life's Goal: Visit all seven continents
Best Achievement: First generation graduate level education
Favorite Quote: "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it to hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Kelly Brokenburr - Secretary

Secretary
Kelly Brokenburr
Interim Emergency Preparedness Senior Manager at City of Atlanta Department of Public Works
Ultimate Life's Goal: Help others to get more out of life
Best Achievement: Wife and motherhood
Favorite Quote: " You will never always be motivated, so you must be disciplined." - Unknown

 

Dr. Kelly Johnson

Academic and School Performance Chair
Dr. Kelly S. Johnson
Ultimate Life's Goal: Retiring to Costa Rica or Anguilla, open a cafe and teach the next generation
Best Achievement: Assisting in the creation of the City of South Fulton and obtaining my PhD
Favorite Quote: "The key to life is to like yourself first, everything else will fall into place." - Kelly S. Johnson, PhD

 

Farrah Brown

Communications Officer
Farrah Brown
Keller Williams Cityside Atlanta Board of Realtors, Realtor
Ultimate Life's Goal: Tell stories and life experiences through film and literature
Best Achievement: Being a mother to my two children
Favorite Quote: " The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Bridgett Bell

Finance Chair/Treasurer
Bridgett Bell
Force Incorporated, Vice President/CFO
Ultimate Life's Goal: Dual citizenship
Best Achievement: Becoming a mother to a three year old
Favorite Quote: "If it is to be, it's up to me." - Unknown

 

Heather Wells

Governance Chair
Heather Wells
Lewis Brisbois Environmental Practice Manager
Best Achievement: Raising a child
Favorite Quote: "You can do anything but not everything." - Unknown

 

Resource Development Chair
TBA

 

Willie G. Davis, Jr.

Director at Large
Willie G. Davis, Jr.

 

Rebecca Dearolph

Director at Large
Rebecca Dearolph
Woodward Academy, Instructional Technology and Innovation Specialist
Ultimate Life's Goal: To always be a lifelong learner and impact others to love learning, too
Best Achievement: Wife and mom to three beautiful daughters, as well as being an educator for 18 years

 

Mitch Foster

Director at Large
Mitch Foster, II
Travelers Insurance Company, National Director of Underwriting Quality and Compliance
Ultimate Life's Goal: Early retirement to pursue full-time philanthropy, a little more sleep and a quest for the best coffee in the world
Best Achievement: Conscientious work-life balance, which allows me to focus on family, church and service to others
Favorite Quote: " I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

 

Kristen Jackson

Director at Large
Kristen Jackson
Horizons Atlanta at Woodward Academy, Site Director
Ultimate Life's Goal: Create spaces for equitable public education
Best Achievement: Helping kids fall in love with science
Favorite Quote: "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine but stranger than we can imagine." - Haldane

 

Dr. Olamide Moore

Director at Large
Dr. Olamide Moore
The Main Street Academy, Literacy Coach K - 5
Ultimate Life's Goal: Visit every country in Africa
Best Achievement: Motivating the unmotivated student to focus socially and academically
Favorite Quote: "You can pay people to teach, but you can't pay them to care." - Marva Collins


Kristal Ramirez

Director at Large
Kristal Ramirez, Esq.
K. R. Law, Attorney at Law
Ultimate Life's Goal: To achieve the perfect work-life balance
Best Achievement: My roles as wife, mother, attorney, and business owner
Favorite Quote: " The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah Winfrey

 

Satonja Scott

Director at Large
Satonja Scott, Esq.
Gilbert & Watkins, LLC., Attorney at Law

Carla Wagner

Director at Large
Carla Wagner
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Accreditation and Licensure Manager
Ultimate Life's Goal: To speak Spanish fluently
Best Achievement: Completed a 5K after hip replacement surgery
Favorite Quote: " It's going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible." - Unknown