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Role of the Charter Board of Directors

The role of the Rowlett Academy K-8 Governing Board is overall policy decision-making, budget approval, 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. 

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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Board Agendas and Minutes can be found here.