Who We Are

The Governing Board of Directors (Board) shall consist of at least seven (7) and no more than thirteen (13) voting members, each serving a term of up to three years.  Each year, approximately one-third of the board members ends his/her term so that there is continuity of governance, as well as new membership. 

Members are elected by the ANCS Governing Board from nominations made by the Board’s Nominating Committee. An affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Board members shall be required for election. Board members’ terms begin July 1 of the year in which they were appointed. In addition to the voting members of the board, the school’s Executive Director serves as an ex officio (non-voting) board member.

Governing Board of Directors

Ryan Camp

Ryan Camp

Treasurer & Business Operations Committee Chair

Nick Chiles

Nick Chiles

Member at Large

Leigh Finlayson

Leigh Finlayson

Board Governance & Business Operations Committee Member

Meeghan Fortson

Meeghan Fortson

Board Member, Fund Development Committee

Joyce Gist Lewis

Joyce Gist Lewis

Board Member

Narin Hassan

Narin Hassan

Fund Development Chair

Melissa McKay-Hagan

Melissa McKay-Hagan

Secretary & Board Governance Committee Member

Tiffany Mitchell

Tiffany Mitchell

Educational Excellence & Accountability Chair

Philippe Pellerin

Philippe Pellerin

Business Operations & Fund Development Committee Member

Lia Santos

Lia Santos

Executive Director Support and Evaluation & Governance Committee Chair

Tara Stoinski

Tara Stoinski

Vice Chair & Fund Development Committee Member

Eric Teusink

Eric Teusink

Board Member, Public Affairs Subcommittee Chair

Mitch White

Mitch White

Board Chair

What We Do

The Governing Board is charged with the management of the affairs of the Corporation, ANCS, Inc., and shall pursue such policies and principles as shall be in accordance with law, the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, ANCS By-Laws, and any written charter entered into by the Board. The Board is responsible for carrying out the following duties and obligations:

  • The Board shall uphold the school’s mission and vision and ensure effective organizational planning on the part of the school through an annual strategic planning and review process that will review and update the school’s short-term, mid-term, and long-range goals, and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the school’s mission and plans;
  • The Board shall either directly or through a personnel committee provide for the annual appraisal of the Executive Director’s performance;
  • The Board shall ensure the financial stability of the Corporation through regular monthly review of financial statements and reports, an annual independent audit, and direct oversight of major financial commitments and decisions;
  • The Board shall take an active role, either directly or through a Board committee, in resolving grievances and conflicts which may arise within the school community involving, students, parents, staff, administration, and Board members.

Board Committees

  • Board Governance
    Develop the Board policies, procedures, and training. Establish hiring, grievance, transfer, evaluation, and other personnel procedures. Support the Executive Director in matters of hiring, transfer, evaluation, and termination procedures as necessary. Conduct, and report to the Board on, an annual performance review of the Executive Director. Announce openings, accept nominations for, review candidates, and make recommendation(s) to the full Board of candidates for open Board positions. Obtain school community input on nominations prior to selecting and recommending Board members for election by the Board.
  • Business & Operations
    Review and recommend annual budget for Board approval. Monitor budget compliance, all financial expenditures, and revenues and other financial issues throughout the year. Recommend financial policies to the Board. Work with the Director of Business and Operations, Executive Director, and other staff to establish financial goals and policies. Work to secure funding and grants to support ANCS. Business Operations Chair will, in collaboration with the Executive Director, prepare and present a report on current financial and operational performance at each Board meeting. Oversee the management and ownership of all buildings and real estate. Develop guidelines for the use and implementation of technology.
  • Educational Excellence & Accountability
    Review Executive Director–prepared reports, and present such reports at each Board meeting, on one or more compliance items from the charter; district, state, or federal law, policy, or regulation; or any other source – including any annual accountability and compliance reports required by the district or state, and a monthly academic performance report. Develop and maintain all Board policies. Ensure Board policies promote the principles of equity and diversity.
  • Fund Development
    Raise funds through an Annual Campaign and Major Gifts program to supplement the per-pupil funding received from Atlanta Public Schools. Ensure that all fundraising at school is vetted through the Fund Development committee.

Strategic Plan

In the fall of 2013, the ANCS Governing Board formed a strategic planning committee co-chaired by a member of the board and the school’s Executive Director and composed of members of the faculty/staff, PTCA, and board. This committee worked with an outside consultant to conduct a needs assessment, analyze the assessment, and draft a preliminary three-year strategic plan for ANCS. The draft plan was presented for feedback to all ANCS stakeholders for input and feedback. The final draft of the strategic plan was approved by the ANCS Governing Board at its October 2014 meeting.

Download most recent update of the strategic plan

Budget

The ANCS budget is developed under the leadership of the school’s Executive Director and Director of Finance and Operations in collaboration with the finance/operations committee of the Governing Board. Throughout the winter and spring, the Executive Director and Director of Finance and Operations facilitate a process through which faculty and community input on the budget is solicited. A final budget proposal is then brought by the chair of the finance/operations committee and the Executive Director for board approval.

Download the final budget for 2016-2017

Board Meeting Documents

As of August 2014, all ANCS board-approved minutes, agendas & reports can be accessed via the following link.

Access ANCS board documents


Policy Guide

Our policy guide and family handbook are now online.

Access the policy guide