Michael Brown, Chair
Assistant Principal UNCG Moss Street Partnership School; B.A. Middle Grades; M.A. School Administration; Licensed 6-9 Social Studies/Science; Licensed K-12 Administration.
Kisha Daniels, Vice-Chair
Adjunct Instructor-Duke Department of Education; B.A. Psychology and Elementary Education; M. Ed. School Counseling; M.A.T. School Administration; Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction.
Customer Marketing Manager at Bayer, Environmental Science
Yale University, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1992.
Recreation Coordinator, City of Durham Parks and Rec. Dept. r
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Master of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management; 2013-2015. B.S. Sport Management: 2009-2013. Member of Rho Phi Lambda- Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Nine years at Durham Academy. Co-teacher of the Durham Academy high school program. Director of Speech and Debate, AP Coordinator, and Global Programs at Durham Academy. Moderator for the Durham Academy Queer Faculty and Staff Affinity Group.
Linda McDonough, Founder
Director of Hope Creek Academy; B.A. English, Western Carolina University.
Gardy Perard, Secretary
Durham Literacy Center-Adult Literacy Program Coordinator; Certified Adult Education Resource Specialist; Certified Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) instructor.
Layla Rivera, Governance Committee Chair
Literacy Instructional Coach--Club Boulevard Elementary School; Harvard Graduate School of Education; M. Ed University of CA Riverside, Grad School of Education, M. Ed Bilingual Education; Smith College B.A. Neuroscience, B.A. African American Studies.
Program Coordinator at Student U, Board Member at ReCity, first-generation college, volunteer at Reality Ministries, parents were immigrants, lives in the North Street Neighborhood (downtown Durham), an intentional community of people of differing abilities doing life together.
Nancy Williams, Treasurer
Retired, Maryland and North Carolina Association of CPAs; B.A. Economics Randolph Macon Women’s College; M.S. Accounting Georgetown University; M.S. Taxation, American University; licensed CPA in MD and NC.