Explore Schools is governed by two Boards of Directors. Collectively, members hail from fields including education, law, finance, talent management, and youth development—providing our schools and network with a wide range of expert perspectives. They are generous with their talent—and their time.

Explore Charter Schools Board of Trustees  


Hank Mannix, Chair
Kelso & Company

Jana Reed, Vice Chair

Lindsay Matovich, Treasurer
College Board


Lola Adedokun, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Robert Archer, Parent Representative

Angie Brice Thomas, Teach for America

Lindsay Danon, Pave Schools

Shawn JenkinsThe College Board



Explore Schools Inc. Board of Trustees


Lizz Pawlson, Chair
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Jana Reed, Vice Chair

Brian Coad, Treasurer
Cartica Managment, LLC


Morty Ballen,
Founder, Explore Charter School & Explore Schools  

2019-20 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

We welcome members of the community to attend our scheduled meetings. All meetings of the Explore Charter Schools Board of Trustees are are open to the public in accordance with the New York State Open Meeting Law. Meeting locations, dates, and time are subject to change. Board meeting minutes are available to the public. All meetings begin at 6:00PM unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda. Individuals interested in attending an upcoming meeting should reach out to our Director of Special Projects, Jeremy Thomas, at

September 25, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019
February 26, 2020
June 22, 2020

Meeting Minutes (coming soon)
Meeting Agenda

Press & News

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(718) 989-6730
Explore Schools
20 Jay Street, Suite 211
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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