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

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

Term 2 Ends 2022

 

 

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."

Term 1 Ends 2021

 

Carla Wagner

Secretary
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

Term 1 Ends 2021

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
Term 2 Ends 2021

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
Term Ends 2022

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

Term 1 Ends 2021

Dr. Kelly Johnson
Academic 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
Term 2 Ends 2021

 
Ishmael Abdul Salaam
Re-Opening Committee Chair

Term 1 Ends 2022

Willie G. Davis, Jr.
Director at Large
Willie G. Davis, Jr.
Term 1 Ends 2021

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
Term 2 Ends 2022

Satonja Scott
Director at Large
Satonja Scott, Esq.
Gilbert & Watkins, LLC., Attorney at Law
Term 1 Ends 2021

Kelly Brokenburr
Director at Large
Kelly Brokenburr
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Atlanta
Term 1 Ends 2021

Mr. Dolland
Ex Officio Director/ TMSA Faculty & Staff Representative
Farand Dolland
5th Grade Teacher, The Main Street Academy