BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the paramount decision making body of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts and is responsible for overall governance and helping to sustain the mission, vision, and charter of the School. The Board consists of four (4) officers and a maximum of up to twenty-four (24) directors.
The work of the Board of Directors focuses on five areas as outlined in the PHSSA strategic plan:
Term: October 2018-2021
James Brockman is the Executive Vice President of Marathon Resource Management Group, LLC. He has over 20 years of experience shaping successful business units though process improvement and team building with a management by servitude approach. Prior to relocating to Virginia, he was active in various non profit organizations while living in Jackson, MS and Knoxville, TN. He is a strong supporter of the FFA Student organization and remains active at the local, state and national level. James hold his B.S. from the University of Tennessee in Agricultural Economics and earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis. He and his wife Stacey both enjoy exploring the history and culture of Richmond and the surrounding area in their free time. Now that their 5 children have left the nest, they currently live in Shockoe Bottom with their two dogs, Doodle and Tucker.
Term: July 2018-2021
Shannon Castelo has been a public school educator for over 20 years, working in a vast array of schools from Texas to Virginia. She obtained her BA in History and Masters in Education from Virginia Tech. Shannon is an active member of the Virginia Graphic Alliance where she works to design annual professional development opportunities for teacher across the commonwealth. Currently she teaches AP Human Geography and AP World History at James River High School in Chesterfield County where she also serves as the school AP Liaison.
Term: June 2016-2019
Tiffany Ford is the Director of Procurement and Contract Administration at Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA). She oversees all aspects of strategic procurement planning, vendor management and contract management. Prior to her current position at RRHA, Ford was the Compliance Director at Richmond Ambulance Authority. She is an avid advocate for educational and housing equity. Ford earned a dual JD/MPA degree from University of Richmond School of Law and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Term: January 2018-2021
Wesley lives and breathes social studies education! Throughout his decade in the classroom, he has taught many secondary social studies courses, at all ability levels. Wesley currently teaches in the Upper School of The Collegiate School in Richmond, where he also co-coorindates the Model United Nations Program. In the past, Wesley taught social studies at both Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond and James River High School in Midlothian. Outside of the classroom, Wesley serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both the National Council for Social Studies and the Virginia Council for Social Studies. Additionally, he volunteers at the Maymont Park Mansion. Wesley earned both an MAT in Secondary Social Studies Education and a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia He also maintains a Postgraduate Professional Teaching License from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Term: May 2018-2021
Newly minted “Richmonder” and Virginia Beach native, Meg Kelly joined the Patrick Henry Board of Directors in support of their mission to cultivate students’ growth and development. A practitioner of lifelong learning, Meg is committed to education as an instrument to impact the greater good through each Patrick Henry student, enriching social inclusion, active citizenship, sustainability and personal development. Meg received a Master of Business Administration from Cambridge College in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2008. She is a Solutions Architect in support of Global Wholesale Banking Technology at Bank of America where she designs and implements strategic programs. Meg is an avid Pure Barre enthusiast and a devoted bookworm. She loves Richmond’s live music scene and curtails her disruptive curiosity by maintaining a daily list of things to Google in pursuit of ceaseless learning.
Term: May 2016-2019
Natisha Knight has been an educator for over 15 years and is passionate about ensuring positive educational experiences for all children. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Psychology and MT in Elementary Education, she worked as a first and second grade teacher as well as a Title I math teacher for Richmond Public Schools. During that time she earned an MS in Administration and Supervision. In 2013 she left to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector where she managed a robust after-school program as well as a summer program for youth in Church Hill. In 2015 she also began working as a coach for the Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) which is a quality improvement process for out-of-school-time organizations in the area. She is currently the Program Manager for Vision to Learn.
Term: August 2018-2021
Kylan is architect with an expertise in designing spaces for learning. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a Bachelor of Architecture he joined local architecture firm BCWH (Now Quinn Evans Architects). Kylan has spent over a dozen years collaborating with educators and school facility managers across the Commonwealth to envision, design and construct schools and learning environments that inspire and enrich students. He believes strongly in the power of education and the role that schools play to build and empower communities. As a member of the Board of Directors Kylan will focus on efforts to renovate and maintain the beautiful building that the Patrick Henry School occupies.
Term: August 2018-2021
Tara Wiley is a proud PHSSA parent and a Grants and Communications Specialist with Richmond City Health District. Tara has helped government agencies, museums, and nonprofits across Richmond to pursue major grants and develop communications strategies to grow their audience and impact. In addition, Tara has taught research writing, creative writing, literature, and film at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a BA in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University.
Term: May 2019-2022
Lorna Wyckoff is the Founder and first Publisher and Editor of Richmond’s premiere alternative paper, Style Weekly, and an award winning communications professional. A civic leader who has served on the Capitol Square Preservation Council, the Citizens Advisory Commission for the Executive Mansion, the Virginia-Israel Commission and Richmond’s Public Arts Commission, she presently sits on the city’s new Human Rights Commission. A native of Lexington, MA, Lorna has been a member of numerous Boards, including the Collegiate School, the Maymont Foundation, the Virginia Council for Economic Education, the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition, and several others. A consultant since 2003, she has worked with the Center for Religious Freedom, Gov. Mark Warner, the State Capitol of Virginia, the Virginia Home, Reynolds College, and has consulted on the launch of several magazines and area publications.
In addition to numerous awards from state and local press organizations for publishing, editing and design, she is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Leadership Association; the Distinguished Service Award from Leadership Metro Richmond; Outstanding Women in Communications from Richmond’s YWCA; and is a New York Times “Modern Love” author. Lorna writes occasionally for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and works with area non-profits and entrepreneurs.
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The PHSSA Board of Directors is looking for volunteers to help our board committees continue delivering efficient guidance and support to the school. These committees play an essential role in establishing connections to the at-large community while also handling some of the business delegated from the main Board of Directors to help fulfill the PHSSA mission.
The Board of Directors convene for their full meeting on every fourth Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the library at the school. Please refer to the school calendar to confirm meeting dates/times.
Use the links below to view Board of Directors documents: