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Board of Trustee Voting Meeting (Virtual and In-Person)

Thursday, Nov 17 · 6:30 – 8:30pm
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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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Daniel Rufo, President

Dan Rufo, PresidentDaniel (Dan) Rufo is a resident of the Pottsgrove School District where he lives with his wife, Missy, and daughter, Madison. He has been on the Board of Trustees since 2015 and is currently serving as Board President.

Since 2014, Dan has been employed by the Middle States Association (a worldwide leader in school accreditation and school improvement) and is currently an Associate Vice President of Accreditation.

Prior to his work with MSA, Dan taught at Renaissance Academy for six years in 5th, 6th, and 3rd grades. Dan holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Masters in Strategic and Instructional Leadership and hopes to someday earn his doctorate.

RA will always hold a special place in Dan's heart and he is happy to be a part of its past, present, and future.


Elizabeth Falcone, Vice President

Elizabeth Falcone

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 Vice President and chairs the Executive Session on HR.

A graduate of Drexel University, Beth resides in the 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.

 

Monica Reynolds, Secretary

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.


Gregory Scott, Member at Large 

A native of Norristown Pennsylvania Greg Scott was raised by a village led by his single-mom and saw first hand the definition of hard work, grit and determination. His mother Peggy, active in the Norristown community, instilled a sense of public

and community service in him at an early age.

In high school, Greg became Norristown’s first Junior Borough Councilman and joined the Norristown Fire Department at age 16. 

Greg earned his degrees from Chestnut Hill College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After college, Greg served on the staff of two members of the United State Congress and went on to become the Chief of Staff at an education and community development nonprofit, founded by Kenny Gamble, a noted civic and entertainment industry leader.

In 2015, Greg ran, and was elected as a Magisterial District Judge. Upon his commission, he became the first Black District Judge in Montgomery County history and the youngest sitting judge in Pennsylvania. On the bench, Greg is dedicated to the lives of the deserving individuals that appear before him. He has become a leading voice for understanding trauma and its impact on citizens appearing in court rooms and has helped to create programs aimed at reducing recidivism

and helping constituents attain access to services to assist with their mental health and well-being.

Greg also taught a “Liberty and Law” class as part of the civic program for

Eisenhower Middle School, where he attended, so students could learn how the government can, and should, work to better our lives. Greg continues to be a high school mentor to many students in the Norristown school district.



Seyi Akinfenwa, Member at Large

Picture of Seyi AkinfenwaSeyi 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.


Yvan Francois, Member at Large

Yvan joined the Renaissance Academy Board of Trustees in 2020 and looks forward to serving the community in which he lives. He resides in the Phoenixville area with his wife and four children.

Yvan is currently a Senior Director for Global Training at a Medical Devices Company where he leads a team designing and deploying learning strategies across the globe. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez PR, Yvan earned dual masters degrees in chemical engineering and technology management from Villanova University.

From working for a consulting company to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Yvan has worked in various disciplines with increasing scope of responsibility and leadership in engineering, supply chain and quality in the US and Puerto Rico. He brings an extensive experience in strategy and leading change and a passion for continuous improvement and innovation in the workplace.

Having grown up between Puerto Rico and Haiti he is fluent in English, Spanish and French and brings diversity in his leadership style.


Mark Grenier, Member at Large

Mark GrenierMark 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.


Sujaya Narahari, Member at Large

Sujaya NarahariSujaya 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.


Gregory Queen, Member at Large

Gregory Queen

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. 


Gwendolyn Supplee
Picture of Gwendolyn SuppleeGwendolyn (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.



Anne Waskiewicz, Member at Large 

Anne Waskiewicz has resided in West Norriton and the Norristown
Picture of Anne Waskiewicz 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


Martha StephensMartha Stephens, Founder / Emeritus Member


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