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Role of the Charter Board of Directors

The role of the Rowlett Academy Governing Board is overall policy decision making, budget approval, the hiring of an external auditor, and the hiring of the Principal.  Note that, as a charter school, the Rowlett Academy Principal is responsible for day-to-day operations of the school and administration of policies as well as the hiring and supervising of all employees.  A timeline of events related to the Charter conversion, as well as related documents, can be found under the "Charter Conversion Documentation" tab.

Board Members


Fred Moore – Chair 
Principal, Blalock Walters. Trial Attorney, Board Certified in Business Litigation. B.A. ‐ University of Florida, J.D. ‐ University of Miami School of Law 
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Scott Brownell – Director
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge, Juvenile, Family, Criminal, and Civil Division. B.A. ‐ Eckerd College, J.D. ‐ UF College of Law
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Christy Weber – Board Member
Managing Director - WeberSCENIC, Artistically Imagined Events
B.A. - Theatre Management, University of Nebraska
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Mike Hartley - Board Member

President, DKE Comprehensive Wealth Counsel
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and Family Office Design Consultant.
B.B.A and M.B.A. in Finance - University of Miami School of Business Administration

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Lori Abdulla - Board Member

Owner - Diamant Designs & Marketing 
B.A. - Theater Arts, Florida State University 

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Theodis Riley - Board Member

General Manager - First Watch Restaurants

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Kristen Barnhart - Parent Elected Member, Rowlett Elementary Academy SAC Chair/Parent Liaison

IT Consultant - EssAnalytics 
B.A. - Mass Communications, University of South Florida


April Barrett - Parent Elected Member, Rowlett Middle Academy SAC Chair/Parent Liaison

Cybersecurity Senior Analyst Enterprise Cybersecurity Risk - CommonSpirit Health
B.A. in Business Administration in Computer Information Systems with a Finance Minor, James Madison University

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