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Dream and Believe. Learn and Achieve. 



Debra Murray

ASTEC Board Chair

Blue Springs Wellness Chair


Franci Hart

ESCCO Director of Development and Marketing


Marcellus Jones

Kinslow Sonic Group, Director of Operations


Gordon Chandler

Mortgage Loan Officer

AMC Mortgage


DG Smalling

Native American Artist


Elizabeth Parker

Administrative Assistant, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Past President, State of Oklahoma PTA


Alba Santiago

Mortgage Loan Officer

Gateway Mortgage

ASTEC Charter Schools' governing board consists of experienced businessmen and women from the Oklahoma City metro area.  Board meetings are every other month, with committee meetings occurring monthly and open to the public. The CEO/Founder meets weekly with the board chair.


The governing board is responsible for ensuring the financial and academic success of the school. The school is led by the CEO/Founder who reports directly to the board.


As the founder, the CEO is the president of the organization, but is not a voting member of the governing board.


The advisory board members are not voting members of the governing board. Rather, they serve as ambassadors, promoting ASTEC in the community and providing expertise and advice in a number of areas.


The board does not take complaints regarding employees or students. Those issues are handled at the school level according to the procedures and guidelines found in the Elementary School Parent/Scholar, Middle/High School Parent/Scholar and Employee handbooks.


As a public school, ASTEC Charter Schools are required by law to have an annual, independent financial audit. To date, ASTEC boasts clean audits each year since its inception.


The governing board works closely with the schools’ foundation, The ASTEC Fund, Inc., a separate nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Both entities are tax exempt and contributions to either entity are tax deductible.


Jan Allison, Financial Planner & Franchise Owner, Ameriprise Financial

Tommy Baker, Attorney, BakerGC, PLLC

George Bradfield, University Sports Tours, LLC

Susan Calonkey, Administrative Assistant, University of Oklahoma College of Engineering


Jeff Cato, Vice President of Digital Marketing & E-commerce at Jasco Products 

Clay Cockrill, Project Director, Manhattan Construction

Lorraine Friedrich, L Friedrich Identification Services (Fingerprinting), former FBI

Kathy Funston, Owner, Personal Peak Life Coaching

Dr. Bob Greve, Director of Love’s Entrepreneurship Ctr. & Assoc. Prof. of Software

Engineering, Oklahoma City University

Gail Huneryager, Chief Marketing Officer, Hogan Taylor

Rhonda Kieson, Owner, Rhonda Kieson Designs

Dr. Sharon Lease, Vice Provost, Mid-America Christian University 

Ryan Leonard, Partner/Shareholder, Meyer, Leonard & Allison

Brad Martin, President, Premier Insurance, LLC

Rev. Krizzo Meadows, Senior Pastor, Christ Temple Community Church

Dr. Terry Neese, Founder and CEO, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women

Pama Palmer, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer

Kerry Robertson-Kerby, Founder, Kerry Robertson Communications/Training and Consulting Firm; Former Television Anchor

Meg Salyer, Former Councilwoman Oklahoma City Ward 6 Councilperson

Ella Speakes, Motivational Speaker, Author and Radio Host, Positive Talk Diva on KTLR-OKC FM 94.1  

Randy Tate, Director, NorthCare

Pati White, Retired Health Professional

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