Our Governance Board is made up of community members that are committed to making Focus Academy the finest quality school possible. Meetings are monthly and open to the public.


Our parent representative to the Governance Board is Kirsten Fisher, MD, who is a governance board member as well as parent representative. She can be reached at If you have questions, comments, or an agenda item request for an upcoming meeting, please email For complaint resolution procedures, please see the additional information or email the parent representative directly.

Focus Academy is not a letter-graded school, but is rated through the Florida Department of Education School Improvement Ratings.  Click here to view the school improvement rating on the FLDOE website.




All meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in the Focus Academy main building multipurpose room, except where noted.  Click on the date to download approved minutes. Specific meeting date minutes are also available by email request; please send an email to Heather Rodriguez,


2018-19 Academic Year 




Governance Board Members

Governance Board bios

Douglas Amoroso

James Ballard

Kirsten Fisher, M.D.

Karl Langefeld

Beth Bondi McIntyre

James M. Rossman (chair)

Ildes Sotelo

Emeritus Members

Jack Lamb, Ed.D.

Pamela Merrill Brekka,Ph.D. 


  • Jim Rossman, President & Chair

  • Beth Bondi McIntyre, Vice President

  • Kirsten Fisher, M.D.,  Secretary

  • James Ballard, Treasurer

  • Kirsten Fisher, M.D., Parent Representative


​When possible, committees meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month, in Focus Academy administration offices, Room 2. Meeting dates are listed below.


Finance, Audit, & Compensation/Steering Committee, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

May 8, 1 p.m. (virtual mtg.)

May 27, 9:30 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

June 24, 9:30 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

Marketing, Advocacy & Fundraising Committee, 11 a.m.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

May 28 11 a.m. (virtual mtg.) – Cancelled

June 25, 3:15 p.m. (virtual mtg.)

Governance, Planning & Technology Committee, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

May 27, 10:30 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

June 24, 11 a.m. (virtual mtg.)

Previous Meetings:

  • August 28, 2019

  • September 27, 2019 (No Marketing Committee)

  • October 30, 2019

  • November 20, 2019

  • January 8, 2020

  • January 29, 2020

  • February 26, 2020

  • March 25, 2020 - CANCELLED

  • April 8 & 9, 2020 (virtual)