NYOS Charter School

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School Board

The NYOS School Board consists of four teachers elected by the teaching faculty, four parents elected by the parent body of the school and two community/business members elected by the school membership. (See By-laws, Article IV, Section 4.01-4.09 and Article VII, Section 7.01-7.10 for election guidelines.) A student representative elected by students in grades 8-12 will be a non-voting member of the council.

The role of the NYOS School Board is to represent the students, parents, staff, and community by bringing their expertise, experience, and collective wisdom to the table solely for the best interest of all children enrolled at NYOS. They shall have the following responsibilities (See By-laws, Article IV, Section 4.08):

  • Make personnel decisions regarding the Executive Director, including hiring and removal
  • Develop goals and objectives for the school
  • Establish school policies
  • Review and approve the budget
  • Negotiate with and be accountable to the Texas Education Agency
  • Provide an attentive ear to the school community

The schedule of dates is published below and on the school calendar. The agenda of each NYOS School Board meeting is posted at both schools three days prior to the meeting. Meetings are open to all members of the school community.


2018-2019 School Board Members


Dr. April Willis


Vice Chair

Dr. David Molina



Natalie Elliott



Alyssa Moore


Parent Members

Amy Adams

Priscilla Cavazos

Matt Embry

Kari Honea


Community Members

George Gentile

Dr. David Molina

Alyssa Moore

Dr. April Willis


Teacher Members

Natalie Elliott

Samantha Gladwell

Chris Juraska

Jesús Aguilar-Landaverde


Student Member

Sruti Ramachandran


Meeting Dates

July 12, 2018

August 9, 2018

September 13, 2018

October 16, 2018

November 15, 2018

December 13, 2018

January 10, 2019

February 7, 2019 

March 7, 2019

April 11, 2019

May 9, 2019

June 13, 2019

June 27, 2019