Board of Directors
Bessie Harris, President
Bessie Harris has actively educated students for 32 years. She has served in many roles during her career. She has been a Special Education and Resource Teacher, she has lead schools in administrative positions such as Assistant Principal and Principal. She has come up through the ranks providing service and leadership to students, staff, parents, and the community. She is the mother of 3 sons which she affectionately calls “My 3 Sons”. She has two daughter-in-loves and 3 granddaughters. Her Focus: Students, achievement, staff, parents, and transparency. All of her decisions will be made with students in mind.
Ms. Poole has served on the Board of Directors since 2017. Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a Master’s in Education Leadership and Policy Studies, enhanced by a K-12 Administrators Certificate from Wayne State University, and is currently pursuing an Education Specialist Certificate in Learning Design and Technology. She has worked in Higher Education for over 16 years.
Having a passion for education and diversity, Tina’s professional portfolio encompasses a broad spectrum of expertise, management, and leadership experience, inclusive of charter school management, higher education, donor relations, project management, research, grant writing, and the non-profit sector. Tina has traveled nationally as a speaker and lecturer. She demonstrates efficacy in her work ethics and is known for dealing with sensitive matters with transparency, clarity, diplomacy, and integrity.