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Governing Board

Bylaws, Meeting Minutes, School Improvement Plan, & School Grades

Meet Our Board

PCCA’s Governing Board plays an essential role in the school’s success through its initial leadership and ongoing oversight of the school’s operations. The Board is accountable for the governance of all aspects of the school and each director fully recognizes and accepts his or her responsibility for the academic performance of our students and the sustainability of the school. The Board is guided by a set of bylaws that define how the Board will operate and oversee all aspects of School activities and otherwise be fully responsible and accountable for the governance of the school. The Board acts to ensure compliance with Florida’s Charter School Law, the Sponsor’s written policies, and the terms of the Charter entered into between the Board and the Sponsor.

Norda Gordon (Board President) -Ms. Gordon has been in the banking and finance industry for almost 15 years and has worked her entire career in customer service. She has worked in various management positions where she has been responsible for team management and morale, budgeting and meeting metric targets, and complete reports and audits for compliance. Ms. Gordon will advise the Board on financial and audit policies and staff and management issues.

Angela Sturm, Esq. (Board Secretary)–Ms. Sturm is currently a Supervising Attorney for the Department of Children and Families. Ms. Sturm has been practicing law for 13 years, starting her career following law school at the Department of Children and Families Children’s Legal Services in Jacksonville. In 2006, Ms. Sturm moved to Melbourne and supplemented her legal experience as an Assistant Public Defender at the Brevard County Public Defender’s Office and as In-House Counsel for Allstate Insurance before returning to DCF. Ms. Sturm assists the Board with review of legal matters.

Shakira Guice (Board Member) -Ms. Guice has worked in public post-secondary education for over ten years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Webster University. Ms. Guice has vast experience in educational program planning and working with students and parents from diverse populations. Ms. Guice will advise the board on program planning, student and parent engagement, and staff relations.

Mike Contreras (Board Member) – Mr. Contreras has nearly 10 years’ experience in commercial banking and is nearing completion of a master’s degree in business administration and leadership. Mr. Contreras has vast experience in commercial audits and both state and federal compliance issues as well as human resources and staff training and will advise the board in these areas.

Nicole Silvestri (Parent Liaison)- Parents should follow the grievance procedure in the Family/Student Handbook. Should a parent need to file a grievance with the Board, the parent liaison shall facilitate the process. Ms. Silvestri can be contacted by e-mail here.

The Board works as a collective entity to supervise governance matters of the school. No single member of the Board has the authority to make decisions for the Board as a whole. The Board has an e-mail address at [email protected], but all matters must be addressed during a Board meeting or via a collective decision-making process.

Bylaws/Budgets/Meeting Minutes

Pineapple Cove Classical Academy’s Governing Board bylaws govern the processes and duties of the Board. Bylaws are accessible here. 

School Grade

Pineapple Cove Classical Academy is proud to be an A-rated school for 2020-2021 and a State of Florida High Performing Charter School. Click here for the Florida Department of Education’s school grades website.

Out of Field Teachers

View our teachers who are in board-approved positions as out of field teachers for the 2020-2021 school year pursuant to F.S. 1012.42.

Child Abuse Reporting

Click here for PCCA’s Child Abuse Reporting information. Every citizen in the state of Florida is a mandatory reporter.

School Improvement Plan

Click to view Pineapple Cove Classical Academy’s current School Improvement Plan (SIP).

Fortify FL

Fortify FL is the state of Florida’s anonymous reporting tool. Download the app to submit a report or call the Speak Out Hotline at 1 (800) 423-TIPS.

Management Company

PCCA is contracted for management services with Classical Education Management, LLC. E-mail CEM President John Moran here.