The Stokes School Board of Trustees play an integral part in the Stokes mission, and is made up of a diverse group of parents, former students, and some of D.C.’s most dedicated leaders in education, government, business and the arts.


The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the programs Stokes implements are consistent with the school’s mission. Throughout the year, the Board reviews educational programs, chartering authority policy, legislative activity, and daily life at Stokes, ensuring that our mission statement stays relevant and up-to-date.


The Board also works tirelessly to spread the word about Stokes, communicating the school’s mission and programs to the public.

Board Members

Hoyt King, Chair

Treasurer, Director of Quality, Parsons Corporation

Tracey Friedlander

Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank

Erica McGrady

Senior Counsel, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, and Feld, LLP

Ami Richardson

Attorney at Law

Carlos Bonner

Vice President, Jair Lynch Estate Partners

Crystal Goliday, Parent Representative

CEO, CG Consulting, LLC; Founder and President, Never Underestimate Knowledge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Executive, Accenture

Kira Orr

Upper School Principal, The Bullis School

Antoine Davis Smith, PhD

Senior Director of Human Resources and Administration, American Foreign Service Protective Association

Adina Ellis, Parent Representative

Deputy Communications Director,

Heather Harding, EdD

Director, Policy and Public Understanding, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Rodney Rice

Founder, Arête Educators

2020-2021 Board Meetings

November 14
January 9
March 13
May 8
June 12 (Annual Meeting): Postponed. When date is confirmed, it will be posted here and shared to the community.
June 29

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Saturday of every other month at 9:30 a.m. Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Meeting agendas, minutes, and recordings will be posted here in accordance with the District of Columbia Open Meetings Act.

2021-2022 Board Meetings