GOVERNANCE

Board of Trustees

Tracie Benjamin-Van Lierop
Academic Response Team Specialist
NYC Department of Education
 
Shawn Clark
Associate
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
 
Suzanne Fogarty
Head of School
Chapin
 
Cavel Khan
Chief Revenue Officer
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Allison Keil
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Community Roots Charter School
 
David Manheimer
Co-Founder
Brooklyn Standard Properties

Jerry Petit-Frere
Case Team Leader
The Bridgespan Group

Nigel Pugh
Institute for Student Achievement

Milad Sedeh
Vice President
Moelis & Company

Brian Shaw
Principal
Sespe Growth Partners
 
Christine Spadaro   
Middle School Learning Specialist
Saint Ann’s Brooklyn
 
Sara Stone
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Community Roots Charter School
 
Scott Strasser, Board Co-Chair
Managing Partner
Perennial Advisors, LLC
 
Tracey Strauss, Board Co-Chair
Operating Partner
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Josh Thomases
Executive Vice President
Great Oaks Charter Schools


Board Meetings

CRCS governing Board of Trustees meets monthly. The public is welcome to attend. 

2021-2022 CRCS Board of Trustees Meeting Information 

  1. Tuesday, July 13, 2021: 8:30am via Zoom video
  2. Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 8:30am via Zoom Video
  3. Monday, September 20, 2021: 6:00pm via Zoom Video
  4. Tuesday, October 12, 2021: 8:30am via Zoom Video
  5. Monday, November 8, 2021: 6:00pm via Zoom Video
  6. Tuesday, December 7, 2021: 8:30am via Zoom Video
  7. Monday, January 10, 2022: 6:00pm via Zoom Video
  8. Tuesday, February 8, 2022: 8:30am via Zoom Video
  9. Monday, March 7, 2022: 6:30pm at CRCS Elementary School [51 Saint Edwards Street, Fl. 3, Brooklyn, NY 11205] and Perennial Advisors, LLC [1350 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1920, New York, NY 10019]
  10. Monday, April 4, 2022: 6:30pm at CRCS Elementary School [51 Saint Edwards Street, Fl. 3, Brooklyn, NY 11205] and Perennial Advisors, LLC [1350 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1920, New York, NY 10019]
  11. Tuesday, May 3, 2022: 8:30am via Zoom Video
  12. Monday, June 13, 2022: 6:30pm at CRCS Elementary School [51 Saint Edwards Street, Fl. 3, Brooklyn, NY 11205] and Perennial Advisors, LLC [1350 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1920, New York, NY 10019]

Occasionally, some board members may join the meeting via video conference.* The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations.

*On 9/2/21, Governor Hochul approved an amendment to the Open Meetings Law allowing public meetings to be conducted via videoconference. This provision is in effect until January 15, 2022.

Meeting minutes and agendas are accessible here.