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

Carlos Bonner

Vice President

Jair Lynch Estate Partners


Crystal Goliday

Parent Representative

CEO of CG Consulting LLC

Founder and President of Never Underestimate Knowledge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Executive at Accenture


Tracey Friedlander

Senior Advisor to Ambassador Foley

Consultant to InterAmerican Development Bank



Parent Representative

Director, Policy & Public Understanding 

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Jenice View, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

George Mason University

Hoyt King


Director of Quality

Parsons Corporation


Robyn Lingo



Mikva Challenge

Erica McGrady

Senior Counsel

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, and Feld LLP


Verleria King-Jones

Vice President, Portfolio Management and Underwriting

Capital One Financial 


Ami Richardson

Attorney at Law


Rodney Rice


Arête Educators

2020-2021 Board Meetings

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.

November 14
January 9
March 13
May 8
June 12 (Annual Meeting)

BROOKLAND CAMPUS  3700 Oakview Terrace, NE  |  Washington, DC 20017  |  202-265-7237

EAST END CAMPUS  5600 East Capitol Street, NE  |  Washington, DC 20019  |  202-975-2100

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