Board of Trustees
The Board maintains the Mission and Vision, sets policy, and provides leadership. Members have responsibility for the school’s governance and operation from a strategic standpoint and are accountable for legal compliance, financial stewardship, academic performance, and more.
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2023-2024 Public Board Meeting Dates -
All public board meetings begin at 7:00 pm
- August 17, 2023
- September 21, 2023
- October 19, 2023
- November 16, 2023
- December 18, 2023
- January 18, 2024
- February 15, 2024
- March 21, 2024
- April 18, 2024
- May 16, 2024
- June 20, 2024
School Board Public Documents
2022-2023 RA Board of Trustees Members
Elizabeth (Beth) joined the RA Board of Trustees in February 2019 but has been a part of the Renaissance Academy community since 2016 when her daughter began kindergarten. Beth is the current President and chairs the Executive Session on HR. A graduate of Drexel University, Beth resides in Audubon with her husband and daughter, a student at RA. She is employed at Vanguard, currently working in Project Management. Beyond work, Beth enjoys volunteering with the Girl Scouts, as Co-Leader of Troop 41441, and Stray Cat Blues, Inc.
Gregory (Greg) Queen was born and raised in the Philadelphia Area, attended La Salle College High School and graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He lives in the Pottsgrove School District with his wife and 2 children, both of which are enrolled at Renaissance Academy.
He is currently a Director of Sales for JLL/T and owns his own sales and marketing consulting firm. Previously, Greg has over 20 years of sales, marketing, and management experience in various industries. He has been mentoring and teaching his entire career, having managed teams of people ranging from 2 to 400.
Greg began serving on the RA Board of Trustees in January of 2020. He brings a broad knowledge of Sales, Marketing, Management, Business, Marketing, and Education to the Board.
Chris Canale is a resident of Chester County, where he has served the community on the East Vincent Township Board of Directors as Chairman. He has also served on the Township's Planning Commission and currently sits on the Environmental Advisory Council.
Chris joined the Renaissance Academy Board of Trustees in the spring of 2023. He has exceptional experience in both the private business and municipal government sectors, having served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and business founder with three decades of experience driving growth, business sustainability, and operational efficiency for both public and private real estate, construction, and technology companies.
Chris is skilled at combining strategic vision with hands-on business execution, turning around under-performing assets, spearheading eco-friendly building initiatives, managing real estate investment portfolios, and identifying and securing business growth opportunities. His broad-based expertise includes strategic planning, finance, P&L management, M&A negotiations, teams and talent recruitment, human resources, project and operational management. Chris has dedicated the past three decades to building effective relationships and providing support to investors, executive teams, and boards of directors.
Monica Reynolds has been involved with Renaissance Academy as a parent and volunteer since 2015, and a Trustee since 2016. Monica serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees and serves, as needed, on the Litigation Committee.
Monica resides in Norristown with her husband, daughter, son and their labradoodle. Her daughter is in RA's class of 2027, and her son is in the class of 2030. Monica and her husband also have 2 older daughters that have begun careers and families outside of the immediate vicinity.
Monica is a partner in a mid-sized law firm in Paoli where she manages the business, real estate and commercial litigation practice that serves as outside 'in-house' counsel to many small and mid-sized local businesses, lenders and members of the real estate industry. Monica has been practicing law since 2000 when she graduated from the Dickinson School of Law. She is admitted to the state bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.
Monica also has served on the Norristown Planning Commission since 2016, which provides advice to the Norristown Municipal Counsel and Zoning Hearing Board with respect to the comprehensive land use planning and existing land use in Norristown. Monica is beginning her second year as the Secretary of that Commission.
Monica spends her free time cheering for her children at their gymnastics meets and basketball games, traveling, doing DIY home projects, and spending time with her family.
Seyi Akinfenwa is a resident of Boyertown Area School District where she lives with her husband and two sons, who are both students at Renaissance Academy. A member of the Renaissance Academy Board of Trustees since 2021.
Seyi is Project Manager at a pharmaceutical company where she supports clinical research initiatives. She holds a Master of Leadership Development, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences.
Seyi spends her free time cheering for her children at their basketball and soccer games, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Mark Grenier is a resident of Norristown Area School District where he lives with his wife and two daughters, who are both students at Renaissance Academy.
Mark currently works in the Wissahickon School District in the high school's Special Education Department.
A member of the Renaissance Academy Board of Trustees since 2019, Mark is active throughout the school year as a RA volunteer by helping with the annual production of the Nutcracker, assisting with the coordination of the Royal Ball, and heading-up the RA Board game Club.
Connor joined the Renaissance Academy Board of Trustees in the spring of 2023. As a graduate of Renaissance Academy in 2015, Connor brings firsthand knowledge of the institution's values, culture, and traditions, combined with insights gained since graduation. Connor holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in both Biochemistry and Business Administration. Leveraging his expertise at the intersection of business and science, he currently works as a consultant advising healthcare companies and advocacy organizations within the neuroscience and mental health arenas. He brings unique knowledge across business strategy, coalition management, and strategic communications. With a genuine commitment to the growth and success of Renaissance Academy, Connor's ability to distill complex ideas, navigate new environments, and build consensus amongst diverse stakeholders position him well to contribute meaningfully to the future of the institution.
Sujaya Narahari has been a member of the Board of Trustees since February 2019. She has been residing in Phoenixville (Phoenixville School District) since 2012 with her husband and two children. Both of her children are currently students of Renaissance Academy.
She is currently employed as a Senior Technical Lead at a wealth management firm, SEI and has been associated with them for more than 15 years. Sujaya holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, both from a reputed university in India.
Her educational background from India gives her a different perspective on education, which she hopes will benefit the Board and the school. Having been in the field of information technology for so many years, she is acutely aware of the low percentage of women in the field. She wants to help continue working on improving RA's education program especially focusing on STEM for young women.
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Supplee lives in Collegeville with her husband and her daughter, who has attended RA since kindergarten and is in the Class of 2030. Gwen joined the Board of Trustees in 2021 and before joining the Board, was always finding ways to actively volunteer at the school and seeking opportunities to engage with the greater RA community.
Gwen is an Environmental Scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Region 3 office based in Philadelphia, and is always looking for opportunities to engage and educate others on environmental issues and solutions. Prior to joining the RA Board, Gwen participated on the Board of Directors for a local environmental organization for 12 years. Gwen received her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her Master's degree from St. Joseph's University in Environmental Protection and Safety Management.
Moujan Toloubadei has been a member of Phoenixville School District since 1999 when they moved into Pawling Wood's neighborhood with their newborn son, Bayan Toloubadei. Their son started attending Renaissance Academy in 2005 as a first grader and graduated in 2017 and considers the experience of attending Renaissance as one of the most important stages of his life, preparing him for the next phases of his adult life.
Moujan has been in Information Technology since the mid to late 80s and has held many different positions in different I/T companies and organizations, ranging from technical management in a startup, to technical lead, and technical project manager for larger companies and organizations. Over the last 23 years, he has been working at IBM starting his career there with IBM Global Services as a senior consultant with expertise in Data Protection, Data Management and currently as a Principal Storage Software Technical Specialist within the Infrastructure Sales team covering Financial Services Market.
Moujan holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also holds a Distinguished Technical Specialist Certification from The Open Group, among other Credentials in his career. He enjoys working with people and clients and is also engaged in mentoring newly hired IBM technical employees.
Outside of work, Moujan enjoys volunteering in different organizations and giving back to his community as much as possible. He has served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Schuylkill Township for over 15 years and has served on the Board of The Chapple of the Four Chaplains for almost 10 years.
Anne Waskiewicz has resided in West Norriton and the Norristown Area School District since
1997 with her husband and twin children. Both of Anne’s children attended Renaissance Academy from K-12, graduated in 2020, and currently attend college. Anne volunteered extensively within the Renaissance Academy community from 2007 through 2020. She has assisted in the classrooms, attended class trips, and enjoys volunteering with the annual Nutcracker performance.
Anne graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physical Therapy degrees. She has worked in various health systems for the past twenty seven years as a physical therapist, most recently Tower Health Phoenixville Hospital. Anne volunteers within her church community where she has been on transition teams, led a call committee, and involved in strategic planning modeling. She also assists with a local soup kitchen regularly.
Outside of work and volunteer activities, Anne enjoys exercising daily, spending summers at the beach with her family and friends, and flower gardening
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