FirstLine Schools Board of Directors

Charles West, Chair and Board Contact

David Barbier, Vice Chair

Alison Hartman, PhD, Secretary

Gregory St. Etienne, Treasurer

Larry Kullman, Board Member Emeritus

George Freeman

Derius Harrell

Christy Slater

Carol Starr

Kim Henry

Kellie Turner

Mark Stein

Sarita Carriere

Jeffrey Howard

FirstLine Schools Executive Staff

Sabrina Pence, Chief Executive Officer

Gizelle Banks, Chief Financial Officer

Claudia Barker, Chief Development Officer, FirstLine Schools and Executive Director, ESYNOLA

Najah Shakir, Board of Directors Liaison


Sivi Domango, Executive Director of Culture

Tom Shepley, Chief Academic Officer and Interim Chief Schools Officer

Rebekah Cain, Executive Director of Operations

Maya Wyche, Chief Talent Officer


FirstLine Schools Board of Directors may be contacted through FirstLine Schools’ Board Liaison, Najah Shakir, or by emailing FirstLineSchools’ Board Chair, Charles West Request for documents may be sent to FirstLine Schools’ Custodian of Public Records, Claudia Barker.

Parent Representation on the FirstLine Board: The nomination process to become a parent representative on the FirstLine Board can be found hereParents may indicate interest in board or committee service by filling out an online form


Upcoming Board Meetings

Saturday, January 11-12, 2020
Longue Vue Gardens
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Board Retreat Included)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Phillis Wheatley Community School
5:00 -7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
FirstLine Live Oak Charter School
5:00 -7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Arthur Ashe Charter School
5:00 -7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Samuel J. Green Charter School
5:00 -7:00 PM

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Langston Hughes Academy
5:00 -7:00 PM