Board of Trustees

Meet the Board

Dr. Paul Kleschick
Board Chair


Charles Holmes
Board Member


Kristine Spraga


Tara Caldwell
Board Secretary


Valerie Cofield
Board Member


Eric Williams
Board Member


Amanda Hill-Hennie
Board Member


Warren Young


To contact the Board, please email

Public Meeting Schedule

2022-2023 REVISED Board Meeting Schedule

The accompanying is a list of the Board meeting dates for the Northwood Academy Charter School for the 2022-2023 school year. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) at 4621 Castor Ave and via Zoom: Join this Month’s Board Meeting

All meetings are open to the public. 

The Board Meeting Schedule for the 2022-2023 School Year was modified on October 19, 2022 in a public vote. The revised schedule is posted below.

You can find upcoming meeting agendas HERE.

  • EMERGENCY MEETING: Wednesday July 20, 2022 (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023

There will also be subcommittee meetings at 5:00 p.m. on the first and last Wednesday of each month as necessary. Any alteration of any of these dates will be reflected on the monthly calendar.

How to Join Meetings

All Board meetings are held virtually. Should you wish to make public comment, please refer to the protocols in the Northwood Student Parent Handbook:

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Register for Public Comment

Northwood Academy Public Comment at Board Meetings Policy

Adopted: November 17, 2014
Revised: January 10, 2020

The Northwood Academy Charter School Board of Directors recognizes the value, to school governance, of public comment on matters facing the school.

In order to permit fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board will provide up to a thirty (30) minute period for public participation on each of its public meeting agendas. Public comment may be on any topic related to the operation of the charter school. Please note, to be placed on the public section of the agenda, a written request must be addressed to the Board of Directors and hand delivered to the front office or sent via U.S. Mail to 4621 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 or emailed to Requests must be received at least three (3) working days prior to the scheduled meeting.

  • The request must include all of the following information or it will be denied:
  • The speaker’s name
  • What, if any, group or persons the speaker represents
  • What, if any, relation the speaker or  represented group has with Northwood
  • The topic or matter that will be addressed
Time allotted to individuals will be limited to three (3) minutes.  However, additional written information may be presented to and considered by the Board.  

Should you miss your designated place on the agenda, you will need to resubmit your request for a future meeting. No one may make the presentation on your behalf. Board members and administrators will not respond to public comment during the comment period.

Meeting Minutes & Financials

To view prior years board meeting minutes and agendas, please visit the public board portal HERE.

2022-2023 Approved Board Meeting Minutes
October 19, 2022
September 21, 2022
August 17, 2022
July 20, 2022 (Special Meeting)