Drew’s governance structure is carefully designed to ensure the school upholds its mission, vision, and purpose while achieving excellent outcomes for students. The composition of the Drew board reflects diverse areas of expertise including finance, human resources, education, community development, and law. Under this structure, Drew has been able to assemble the resources, human capital and managerial skills necessary to operate an excellent school. The governing board sets policy, provides financial over-sight, and evaluates the Head of School. A rigorous strategic planning process, which occurs every five years, sets the direction of the school.
2018-2019 Drew Charter School Board of Directors
Cynthia Kuhlman, Chair
Carol Naughton, Vice Chair
April Battiste, Treasurer
Tobars Dobbs, Secretary
Ed Jennings, Jr.
Danny Shoy, Jr.
Regular Board meetings for the 2018 - 2019 school year are scheduled for the following dates and times:
July 30th -11:00am
September 24th - 11:00am
November 26th - 11:00am
February 25th - 11:00am
April 22nd - 11:00am
June 17th - 11:00am
The Drew Board also holds special meetings as needed.
Board meetings take place at 11:00am, unless otherwise noted, in the Eva Davis Board Room at the Drew Charter School Junior/Senior Academy, located at 300 East Lake Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30317.
The Drew Board of Directors is representative of the community the school serves. The board is comprised of parents of students in the school, representatives of the local community and educational leaders. Drew board members are elected at the annual meeting of the Drew Board of Directors. The annual meeting is typically held in July of each year, although the Board of Directors has the ability to determine the date and time of the meeting to suit its needs. In the event of a vacancy on the board, the vacancy may be filled at any board meeting.
For more information, please contact Charisse Richardson at: Charisse.firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note the following changes to the Board of Directors 2018 – 2019 Calendar:
- The Governance Committee meeting originally scheduled for March 15, 2019, at 2:00pm has been rescheduled for March 27, 2019 at 3:30pm.
- The Mission Committee meeting originally scheduled for March 18, 2019, has been rescheduled for March 28, 2019 at 3:00pm.
- The Budget Hearing originally scheduled for April 19, 2019, has been rescheduled for April 18, 2019 at 6:00pm.
- The Finance and Audit Committee meeting originally scheduled for February 15, 2019, has been rescheduled for February 11, 2019 at 8:30am.
- The Finance and Audit Committee meeting originally scheduled for June 7, 2019, has been rescheduled for June 13, 2019 at 8:30am.
Below please see the Drew Charter School FY 2018 budget summary, which was presented to the public at two budget hearings in April 2017:
Drew Charter school 2017-2018 Budget Presentation
Signed Message Regarding 2017-2018 Budget
Open Records Requests
To make a request under the Georgia Open Records Act, contact Charisse Richardson with your specific request for documents, preferably via e-mail, at:
Chief Operating Officer
Drew Charter School
Fax: (404) 687-0480
Phone: (470) 355-1200
300 East Lake Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Please note that Drew charges reasonable fees for the production of records in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia.