Board of Directors

Craig Jones, Board Chair
Retired Chief Investment Officer, Cousins Properties
Kim Anderson, Advocacy Committee Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Families First
Joe Arnold, Finance Committee Chair
Senior Vice President and Manager,
Not-For-Profit and Government Banking Division,
SunTrust Atlanta
Tom Avery, Development Committee Chair
Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates
BJ Bernstein
Attorney, The Bernstein Firm

Jim Bostic
Managing Director, HEP & Associates
Kathe Brown*
Community Volunteer
Mark Buffington
Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
Buckhead Investment Partners
Ned Case
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer,
GMT Capital Corp
Sidney Childress
Community Volunteer
Rick Deane, Committee on Directors Chair
Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Atlanta
Charlotte Dixon*
Community Volunteer
Torarie Durden
Director of Strategic Development, Healthgrades

*Denotes Honorary Director
Sid Harris
Professor and Former Dean,
J. Mack Robinson College of Business,
Georgia State University
Tharon Johnson
Managing Director, McKenna Long & Aldridge
Michael Kay
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer,
LSG Sky Chefs
Dennis Love
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Printpack, Inc.
Marni Mohr*
Community Volunteer
Gairy Moore
Partner, Deloitte
Avery Munnings
Partner, Deloitte
Tom Pritchard
President, E2 Capital Group
Jack Ward
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Russell Corporation
Mark Wesley
President, Recall North America
Alan Wise
Partner and Managing Director,
The Boston Consulting Group


2014-15 Full Board Meeting Dates

  • Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP STRIVE Campus: Agenda | Minutes
  • Friday, November 21, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Strategic Meeting) at the Historic Academy of Medicine: Agenda | Minutes
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate: Agenda | Minutes (available on 5/1/2015)
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP South Fulton Academy
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP WAYS Campus


2014-15 Committee Meeting Dates and Materials

Committee on Directors' Meetings

Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: SunTrust Bank (1155 Peachtree Street, Suite 900 | Atlanta, GA 30309)

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014: Agenda | Minutes (available on 2/5/2015)
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015: Agenda
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015

Development Committee Meetings

Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' Regional Office (350 Temple Street NW | Atlanta, GA 30314)

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015: Agenda | Minutes (available on 4/16/2015)
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015

Finance Committee Meetings

Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' Regional Office (350 Temple Street NW | Atlanta, GA 30314)

  • Friday, September 19, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Agenda | Minutes (available on 4/22/2015)
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Advocacy Committee Meetings

Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Families First (1105 West Peachtree Street | Atlanta, GA 30309)

Dates TBD


2013-14 Board Meeting Dates and Materials

  • Friday, January 18, 2013 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP South Fulton Academy: Agenda |  Minutes
  • Friday, April 26, 2013, from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP Vision Academy: Agenda | Minutes
  • Friday, June 28, 2013 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP WAYS Academy: Agenda | Minutes
  • Friday, September 27, 2013 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at KIPP STRIVE Academy: Agenda | Minutes
  • Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center: Agenda | Minutes
  • Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate: Agenda | Minutes
  • Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP STRIVE Primary:  Agenda | Minutes  
  • Friday, June 27, 2014 from 8-11 a.m. at KIPP Vision Academy: Agenda | Minutes | FY15 Budget


Board Meeting Participation Policy

All KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' board meetings are open to the public.

Time is set aside at each regularly scheduled quarterly meeting to provide stakeholders the opportunity to address the Board. The public comment period is designed to gain input from the public and not for immediate responses by the Board to the public comments presented.

Individuals who wish to address issues related to an individual school should communicate directly with the school’s advisory board using that school’s advisory board communication protocols or by following the established grievance process outlined in the student/parent handbook (if applicable).  Individuals who wish to address the regional governing board about a more global concern at a Board meeting will be required to sign up in advance of the meeting by calling the Executive Director’s office at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Speakers should be courteous and professional. The presiding Board officer may terminate public comments that are profane, vulgar, or defamatory.
  • Speakers will be heard in the order in which they called in.
  • Speakers have three minutes each and must stop speaking promptly when signaled.
  • The board reserves the right to cap the public comment period to the first seven parents who sign up.
  • Speakers may not address confidential student or personnel matters, but may submit such concerns to the Board in writing.
  • Board members will not respond to the comments during the meeting.  If follow-up is necessary, the appropriate staff or a representative of the Board will follow-up in a timely manner via email, letter, or telephone.