Who We Are
Board of Directors
Drew’s governance structure is carefully designed to ensure the school upholds its mission, vision, and purpose while achieving excellent outcomes for students. The composition of the Drew board reflects diverse areas of expertise including finance, human resources, education, community development, and law. Under this structure, Drew has been able to assemble the resources, human capital and managerial skills necessary to operate an excellent school. The governing board sets policy, provides financial over-sight, and evaluates the Head of School. A rigorous strategic planning process, which occurs every five years, sets the direction of the school.
Drew Charter School Board of Directors
Cynthia Kuhlman, Chair
Carol Naughton, Vice Chair
April Battiste, Treasurer
Tobars Dobbs, Secretary
Ed Jennings, Jr.
Danny Shoy, Jr.
Regular Board meetings for the 2019 - 2020 school year are scheduled for the following dates and times:
July 19, 2019 -9:00am (Note: 7/19/19 meeting will occur at the Purpose Built Communities Office -2380 Hosea L Williams Drive , Suite 4, Atlanta, GA 30317)
September 23, 2019 - 11:00am
November 18, 2019 - 11:00am
February 24, 2020 - 11:00am
April 20, 2020 - 11:00am
June 15, 2020 - 11:00am
The Drew Board also holds special meetings as needed.
Board meetings take place at 11:00am, unless otherwise noted, in the Eva Davis Board Room at the Drew Charter School Junior/Senior Academy, located at 300 East Lake Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30317.
The Drew Board of Directors is representative of the community the school serves. The board is comprised of parents of students in the school, representatives of the local community and educational leaders. Drew board members are elected at the annual meeting of the Drew Board of Directors. The annual meeting is typically held in July of each year, although the Board of Directors has the ability to determine the date and time of the meeting to suit its needs. In the event of a vacancy on the board, the vacancy may be filled at any board meeting.
For more information, please contact Charisse Richardson at: Charisse.firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Charter School Committee Meeting Date Changes:
The Drew Governance Committee meeting dates for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year have been revised as follows:
- The Governance Committee will meet on December 9, 2019, at 1:00pm, instead of December 13, 2019.
- The Governance Committee will meet on March 10, 2020, at 11:00am, instead of March 13, 2020.
- The Governance Committee will meet on June 9, 2020, at 9:00am, instead of June 12, 2020.
The meeting location will remain the same at 300 Eva Davis Way, Atlanta, GA 30317 (Drew Yates Campus).
Drew Charter School Special Call Executive Committee:
The Drew Executive Committee will hold a Special Call Meeting on November 1, 2019, at 3:00pm, in the Eva Davis Board Room at 300 Eva Davis Way, Atlanta, GA 30317.
Open Records Requests
To make a request under the Georgia Open Records Act, contact Charisse Richardson with your specific request for documents, preferably via e-mail, at:
Director of Strategy
Drew Charter School
Fax: (404) 687-0480
Phone: (470) 355-1200
300 East Lake Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Please note that Drew charges reasonable fees for the production of records in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia.