Our organizational infrastructure is configured to address the specific needs of the See Forever Foundation and the Maya Angelou Schools. Accordingly, our board members have expertise in key fields, including education, community service and nonprofit management, parenting and community engagement, finance, law, communications and corporate governance. There are ad hoc and standing committees of each board who engage in more in-depth organizational planning, support, and operations.
Maya Angelou Public Charter School Board of Directors
Peter Leone, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Vu, Vice Chair, email@example.com
James Forman, Jr.
ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF
Robert Simmons III is the Chief Executive Officer of the Maya Angelou Schools and the See Forever Foundation.
Throughout his career Robert has led community-organizing efforts to support urban schools and young people in the community. As a result of his work, Robert was recently recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as BE Modern Man. This award recognizes 100 black male leaders across the United States bringing significant value and making extraordinary contributions to their communities, professions, the nation, and the world in their daily lives. Robert’s upcoming book, Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline: African American Males as Critical Scholars and Intellectuals, is part autobiographical reflecting on his fathers’ incarceration while offering insights into the educational experiences of African American males.
A former classroom teacher and university professor, Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Lawrence Technological University. He has a Doctorate of Education from Hamline University with a focus in educational leadership, and completed the Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program at Georgetown University.