Governing Board

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish is governed by a dedicated board comprised of parents, teachers, and community members. The board is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing policy; instituting sound employee relations; conducting open meetings; recognizing and conforming to the legal mandates imposed by state and federal laws; and governing within the limits of the delegation of state authority as a non-profit and public school board.

Additionally, the board has an obligation to assess its successes and challenges, inform the public of all deliberations and decisions, promote accountability, avoid abuse of power, enhance public understanding of its mission, conform to standards of ethical behavior, provide a framework for setting goals, and develop strategic plans for the accomplishment of those goals.

Board Elections

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish’s School Board will be holding their annual elections in July and are looking for individuals who are interested in serving on the board.

There are 1 and 3-year terms available and the election will take place at the board meeting on July 8th.

If you are interested in serving your community in this way, please send a completed application linked below to Governance Coordinator Jill Turgeon at jturgeon@athlosacademies.org by midnight on July 7, 2020. We encourage all to apply.

More information on the role of a board member can be found here.

Board Calendar

Board meetings are conducted in accordance with open meeting law. The governing board normally holds board meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Check the board calendar for exact dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at:

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish
979 Behrman Hwy.
Terrytown, LA, 70056

Quicklinks

Board Members

Harvey Wier, Board Chair
hwier@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began June 2019
  • Finance Committee

Jaquetta Wright, Vice Chair
jwright@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began May 2019

Secretary – Open Seat

Treasurer – Open Seat

Elydia Ketchens, Board Member
eketchens@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began March 2019
  • Governance Committee

Landon Allen, Board Member
lallen@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began May 2016
  • Finance Committee

Nick Berg, Board Member
nberg@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began July 2019
  • Governance Committee

Ruben Johnson, Board Member
rjohnson@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began July 2019
  • Governance Committee

Tiffany Nelson, Board Member
tnelson@athlosjp.org

  • Term Began March 2019

The Athlos School Leader and Board will foster a good working relationship because we believe when the board and school leader work together on common goals, the students benefit both academically and socially.

This will be evidenced by:

  • A monthly report provided by the school leader to the board highlighting the biggest accomplishment/biggest challenge of the month.
  • The school leader sharing employee of the month and new hires information, including a welcome letter
  • A monthly report from the school leader of possible events for board members to attend
  • Scheduled check-ins monthly (rotating) with board members

Athlos will provide high quality educational opportunities for the whole child by exceeding state academic standards because we believe a prepared mind is a foundational pillar to the success of our students.

This will be measured by:

  • Improving test scores in ELA and Math annually.

Athlos’ teacher and staff retention will increase because we believe continuity in staffing is important in implementing the three pillars of Athlos JP.

This will be measured by:

  • School Culture- maintain quarterly spirit days/weeks
  • Work Environment- establish monthly meet ups for staff
  • Staff Recognition at board meeting, in monthly parent newsletter, “shout out” in weekly update

Under the direction of the board, a finance committee and a governance committee have been formed.

Finance Committee – 6:30pm/CT third Wednesday of the month

Governance Committee Members – 6pm/CT first Wednesday of the month

 

All meeting dates and times subject to change

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2019-2020 Agendas (Upcoming or recent meetings)

Agendas will now be posted to BoardOnTrack.

  1. Go to BoardOnTrack for all agendas
  2. After clicking on the link, go to “Meetings”
  3. Choose the desired meeting from the dashboard
  4. On the right-hand side click on the “Agenda” button.
2019-2020 Minutes

Minutes will now be posted to BoardOnTrack.

  1. Go to BoardOnTrack for all minutes
  2. After clicking on the link, go to “Meetings”
  3. Choose the desired meeting from the dashboard
  4. On the right-hand side click on the “Minutes” button.
Contact Information

To reach the Board of Directors or a committee:

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish
979 Behrman Hwy.
Terrytown, LA, 70056
(504) 290-2510
info@athlosjp.org