2020 - 2021 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 Schools 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 the residents of 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


Heather Wells


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


Mitch Foster

Vice President
Mitch Foster, II
Travelers Insurance Company, Second Vice President 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."


Carla Wagner

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


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

Kristal Ramirez


Governance Chair
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


Academic School Performance Chair

Resource Development Chair

Willie G. Davis, Jr.

Director at Large
Willie G. Davis, Jr.

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

Satonja Scott

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

Dr. Olamide Moore

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

Dr. Kelly Johnson

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
Ishmael Abdul Salaam