I would like to welcome you and La Cima scholars to a new school year! My name is Nakia Booth and I was elected to serve as the next Board Chair of the La Cima Elementary Board of Trustees. La Cima’s Board of Trustees works hard to serve La Cima scholars and families by fulfilling our mission of preparing scholars for academic and lifelong learning. Specific responsibilities of our Board include the following:
Hiring, supporting, and evaluating the Executive Director;
Ensuring the short and long-term financial stability of La Cima;
Keeping La Cima true to its mission;
Developing and maintaining up-to-date bylaws and institutional policies, including those ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal law; and
Ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of La Cima.
Our Board of Trustees consists of individuals with a breadth of experience in education, finance, law, and human resources, to name a few. In addition to the Chair, the Board of Trustees comprises Vice Chair Lucy Joffe; Treasurer Atiba Edwards; Secretary Lenworth Stephenson; and Trustees at-large, Norah Yahya, Eddy Bazile, Marvin Francois and Demetrius Warrick.
It is our hope that you will join us at our upcoming meetings. All of our meetings are open to the public and it is important to us to have you there. At these meetings you will have the opportunity to hear updates on La Cima’s finance, academics, fundraising efforts, governance policies, and other agenda items.
I am privileged to work with the dedicated individuals who serve on the Board of Trustees. Together, we are committed to academic excellence and the development of all of La Cima’s scholars. Thank you for choosing to send your children to La Cima. I hope that you and your family have a rewarding school year.