FirstLine Schools Board of Directors

Gregory St. Etienne, Chair, Treasurer and Board Contact

Charles West, Vice Chair

Alison Hartman, PhD, Secretary

Larry Kullman, Board Member Emeritus

Monique Cola, PhD

George Freeman

Derius Harrell

Christy Slater

Carol Starr

David Barbier

Kim Henry

Kellie Turner

FirstLine Schools Executive Staff

Jay Altman, Chief Executive Officer

Gizelle Banks, Chief Financial Officer

Claudia Barker, Chief Development Officer

Najah Shakir, Board of Directors Liaison


Sabrina Pence, Chief Academic Officer

Sivi Domango, Executive Director of Culture

Tom Shepley, Executive Director of Leadership Development

Rebekah Cain, Executive Director of Operations



FirstLine Schools Board of Directors may be contacted through FirstLine Schools’ Board Liaison, Najah Shakir, or by emailing FirstLineSchools’ Board Chair, Gregory St. Etienne. 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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
CEO Search Committee Meeting
FirstLine Live Oak Charter School
4:30 PM

Full Board Meeting
FirstLine Live Oak Charter School
5:30 -7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Arthur Ashe Charter School
5:00 -7:00PM

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Samuel J. Green Charter School
5:00 -7:00PM

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Langston Hughes Academy
5:00 7:00  PM

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Arthur Ashe Charter School
5:00 -7:00 PM