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Want to consider being a part of

JA's Board of Directors?


On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the JA community will be voting on two (2) board seats that will be expiring in June 2020. 

We are asking parents to please consider whether you would like to be involved in this opportunity to serve as a JA Board member. 

The newly elected board members will fulfill 3-year terms that will expire in June 2023.

          Charter schools are unique in that they are “parent-governed” schools, meaning that parents play an essential role, by contributing through policy and guidance, to the daily operations of the school.  


This is achieved through the election of board members. 

The purpose of the JA Board is to govern, not manage the school. 

JA Board members act as a policy-setting group and through policies, they direct school administration while adhering to the Mission and Vision Statements of Jefferson Academy.


The qualifications of a JA Board candidate include:

  • Reading Professor E.D. Hirsch’s books “Cultural Literacy” and “The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them” and agree with the principles therein.

  • Becoming familiar with the Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence.

  • Agreeing with the educational philosophy, discipline policy and administrative structure of JA.

  • Signing the Board Manual immediately upon election (Board Manuals are available in the school offices for potential candidates.).


Please consider running for the Board if you have an interest in being more involved at the school and in policy,

as we all bring a variety of skills and talents. 

Because of the skill sets of the individuals whose terms are coming to an end over the next couple of years,

we are also looking for individuals that have experience with fundraising, legal, and financials.

          Candidate letters will be accepted

in either school office or via email at 

through Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020. 

All letters will be published and delivered to the parent body by Campus Messenger, and posted on

If you are interested in serving the community

while sharing your time and talents,

then this is your opportunity to serve as a JA Board member.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any JA Board member.  We look forward to talking with you.


Sincerely, Your JA Board of Directors:            

Lance Vierra, Nathan Hawk, Agnessa Vartanova, Kevin Houck, 

Charlotte Franson, Christine LaBerge, Sam Kim

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