Introduction: The Governing Board of The Main Street Academy (TMSA) Seeks Qualified Candidates!

The Main Street Academy (TMSA) is a public, taxpayer-funded, tuition-free, K-8 Fulton County public charter school. TMSA is easily accessible to residents of East Point, Hapeville, College Park, and the City of South Fulton. It provides its scholars with a unique and rigorous curriculum and a true community school.

TMSA’s mission:
At The Main Street Academy, all students will receive a challenging and enriching education from a dedicated and student-focused staff in partnership with highly-involved parents. Students will leave The Main Street Academy with high expectations of themselves as they prepare for further education and become contributing members of their diverse communities.

The Governing Board is charged with carrying forth the vision for TMSA, governing academic and school performance, ensuring school compliance with applicable state and federal laws, and establishing and maintaining policy. Elected members can expect a base commitment of about 10 hours per month. Board service is voluntary, and directors are not compensated.

TMSA hopes to attract candidates with the following personal attributes: high moral and ethical character, team-player attitude, independent thinker, a willingness to face challenges head-on, problem solver and self-assuredness.

The Board specifically seeks applicants with the following areas of expertise:
- Academic (elementary and middle school instruction & administration, special education)
- Financial (including financial oversight, entrepreneurship, accounting, and/or tax; CPA license a plus)
- Development (including fundraising, strategic partnerships, capital campaigns and grant applications)
- Corporate Executive/ Political/Government service
- Legal

Additional preferences:
- Strong communications skills
- Willingness to eventually take a leadership role
- Proponent of charter schools
- Governing board or nonprofit board experience
- Work or live in Tri-Cities (College Park, East Point and Hapeville) and City of South Fulton communities
- Individuals employed by TMSA, as well as TMSA vendors, are not permitted to serve as board directors on the governing board. However, those individuals may serve as ex-officio directors (non-voting).
- Directors are required to contribute a minimum of $1,000 per two-year term to TMSA. Contributions may take the form of a direct financial donation; donation of items or services outside of normal fundraising drives; donation by an outside firm to the school; or any combination of these.

Directors serve for a term of two years. Elections are held at the June Governing Board meeting. Upon approval of your application, you will be required to submit a background check. If you need assistance with the background check, please email TMSA President Heather Wells at:  

Applications must be submitted to TMSA Governance Committee Chair Kristal Ramirez: by May 25, 2021.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve your community!
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