Governance

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  

Officers

Angie Brice Thomas, Chair
Braven

Shawn Jenkins, Vice Chair
The College Board

Hank Mannix, Treasurer
Kelso & Company 

Directors

Kevin BryantThe College Board

Lindsay Danon, Pave Schools

Karen Annette Francois, Explore Schools, Inc.

Anna D. Johnson, American Express

Lisa Lurie, ONPA Solutions

Avni Gupta-Kagan, Global School Leaders

Shakeema Griffin, Parent Representative
New York Foundling

Orissa Pereira-Hamler, Parent Representative
NYC Employee Retirement System

Explore Schools Inc. Board of Trustees

Officers

Reshma Patel, Chair
Impact Network

Shawn Jenkins, Vice Chair
The College Board

Brian Coad, Treasurer
Cartica Managment, LLC

Directors

Morty Ballen,
Founder, Explore Charter School & Explore Schools

Lindsay Matovich, 
The College Board

Jana Reed, 
iMentor

2023-24 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

We welcome families, staff, and members of the community to attend our scheduled board meetings. Unless otherwise noted, all our meetings will take place on the dates listed from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at our central office at 20 Jay Street, Suite #211 in Brooklyn. All meetings of the Explore Charter Schools Board of Trustees are open to the public in accordance with the New York State Open Meeting Law. Board meeting minutes are available to the public following approval. Meeting locations, dates, and time are subject to change. Please reach out to Jeremy Thomas, our Senior Director of Special Projects, with any questions. 

For agendas and minutes from previous years, please visit our Board Meeting Archive below.

Invisible
September 19, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 12, 2023
January 24, 2024

Meeting Agenda 
Meeting Minutes (Draft minutes will be available one week after the meeting and approved at the subsequent meeting)

February 13, 2024

Meeting Agenda (Agenda will be available starting one week ahead of the meeting)
Meeting Minutes (Draft minutes will be available one week after the meeting and approved at the subsequent meeting)

March 26, 2024

Meeting Agenda (Agenda will be available starting one week ahead of the meeting)
Meeting Minutes (Draft minutes will be available one week after the meeting and approved at the subsequent meeting)

April 16, 2024

Meeting Agenda (Agenda will be available starting one week ahead of the meeting)
Meeting Minutes (Draft minutes will be available one week after the meeting and approved at the subsequent meeting)

May 21, 2024

Meeting Agenda (Agenda will be available starting one week ahead of the meeting)
Meeting Minutes (Draft minutes will be available one week after the meeting and approved at the subsequent meeting)

June 18, 2024

Meeting Agenda (Agenda will be available starting one week ahead of the meeting)
Meeting Minutes (Draft minutes will be available one week after the meeting and approved at the subsequent meeting)

Contact Us

Phone:
347-201-0744

E-mail:
information@explorenetwork.org
Mail:
Explore Schools
20 Jay Street, Suite 211
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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