Governing Board

The Museum School’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the academic program of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is successful, that the school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of its charter, and that the school is a viable organization.

The Museum School is hosting two (2) 2020-21 Public Budget Input Hearings on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:45 pm & Tuesday, August 18 at 6:45 pm.

The Museum School’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Email Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh at Katherine.kelbaugh@themuseumschool.org for Zoom access to the meeting.

Public comment (no longer than one page) should be submitted via email to Katherine.kelbaugh@themuseumschool.org. Your comments must be received between 9:00 am and 10:00 am on the day of the meeting. Only those emails received during the allotted time will be read aloud and broadcast. Emails received outside of the allotted time will be included in the Public Comments record for the next meeting.


To access past meeting minutes, click here or contact the board’s secretary at katherine.moore@themuseumschool.org.

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The Museum School’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the academic program of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is successful, that the school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of its charter, and that the school is a viable organization.

The committees of The Museum School Governing Board are each chaired by a member of the Governing Board. The committees and their respective responsibilities are listed below as follow:

Board Level Committees

Academic Excellence Committee
Works with the school’s principal to define academic excellence, ensure that all Board members understand the charter promises made to the community and the authorizer, and devise clear and consistent measures to monitor these goals.
Committee Meets: Quarterly

Communication Committee
Responsible for communicating news from The Museum School to relevant audiences.
Committee Meets: Monthly

Development Committee
Raises funds to meet the budgetary needs of The Museum School.
Committee Meets: Monthly

Facility Committee
Oversees implementation of facility renovations and maintenance.
Committee Meets: 2nd Monday of every month – 8pm

Finance Committee
Works with the school’s principal and business manager to create the annual budget, monitors implementation of approved budget on a regular basis and recommends proposed budget revisions. This committee also recommends policies for management of The Museum School’s assets.
Committee Meets:  2nd Tuesday of every month – 7pm

Governance Committee
Responsible for matters pertaining to Board recruitment, nomination, orientation, training, and evaluation of Board members in accordance with the bylaws and policies and practices approved by the Board.
Committee Meets: 2nd Thursday of every month – 7pm

Personnel Committee
Advises the Board on matters pertaining to personnel administration and staffing. This committee also hires and evaluates the principal.
Committee Meets: 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6:30pm

Diversity Committee
Oversees the board’s efforts to build an diverse and inclusive school community in partnership with school leaders and parents.
Committee Meets: Monthly

Advisory Council
Committee Meets: Annually

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-14-46(d), click this link to view DeKalb County School District’s financial information. This information is published by the Georgia Department of Education.

Click this link to access DeKalb County School District’s financial efficiency ratings published by and found on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement’s website. School level data is available here.

Kelly Swinks

Kelly Swinks
CHAIR, Term ends 06/30/22
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Janaun Ivy

Janaun Ivy
VICE CHAIR, Term ends 12/31/2022
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Tamara Richards

Tamara Richards
TREASURER, Term ends 12/31/2022
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Katherine Moore
SECRETARY, Term ends 12/31/2021
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Christina Cassidy
Term ends 6/30/2021
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Ingrid Irby

Ingrid Irby
Term ends 06/30/22
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Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones
Term ends 12/31/2021
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Clay Jones

Clay Jones
Term ends 06/30/22
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Katherine Kelbaugh

Katherine Kelbaugh
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Alan Locke

Alan Locke
Term ends 6/30/2021
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Richard Piercy

Richard Piercy
Term ends 12/31/2022
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Judith Wohl
Term ends 12/31/21
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Advisory Council

Mary Lamb, Adela Yelton, Tish Craig, Jenifer Cooper-Melia, Amy Crownover, Sasha Webb, Tamara Shipley, Brian Deutsch, Aspen Kron, Matt Knoop, Mark Joyner, Veny Alexsandrov, Bert Thornton, Bill Elek, Josh Andrews, Andrea Avery, Matt Spaulding, Nicky Rosenbluth, Dena Chadwick, Patti Ghezzi, Yolanda Silveri, Carla Smith, Josh Horne, Katie Cota, Leah Dobbs, Andy Huff, Jesse Lincoln, Danielle Royden, and Frank Furman.

The Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Museum School.

To contact the school’s board chair Kelly Swinks, kelly.swinks@themuseumschool.org

To contact the school’s Executive Director, please email Katherine Kelbaugh at executivedirector@themuseumschool.org or call 404.289.0320.

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