Higher Achievement has assembled a team of passionate social justice advocates to lead our scholars in becoming life-long learners.

From our dedicated staff to the National Board of Directors to the affiliate Boards of Advisors, the vision we’re working toward wouldn’t be possible without the whole Higher Achievement community.

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Andrea Archer

Richmond Board of Advisors
Altria

Christa Coleman

Director of Program Operations
Richmond

Christa supports the center staff at Higher Achievement Richmond. She works to provide impactful and helpful resources and support to the Achievement Center teams.

“I work at Higher Achievement because I believe that middle school is such a pivotal time in a young person’s life. With the right support from caring adults, young people can come to believe in all that’s possible for them.”

Christopher McGowan

Richmond Board of Advisors
PwC

Derrick Sydnor

Director of Program Operations
Richmond

Fred Morton

Richmond Board of Advisors
Former Henrico County Superintendent

Jazmin Hooks

Learning Director, Henderson
Richmond

Katey Comerford

Executive Director, External Affairs
Richmond

Kortney Perry

Learning Coordinator, Henderson
Richmond

Lucy Marks

Learning Coordinator, Binford
Richmond

As a Volunteer and Scholar Coordinator, Lucy works with two very important groups of people—our scholars and mentors. She supports the implementation of our mentoring curriculum by recruiting, training, and assisting volunteer mentors. She works with scholars in several different capacities including creating meaningful programming, assisting scholars through the high school application process, homework help, discipline, and supporting scholars in any other way they might need. She works closely with the Binford Center Director to keep Center running smoothly and safely.

“I work at Higher Achievement because I understand the importance of providing meaningful, educational, and safe after school time. Our staff and volunteer mentors provide support, enrichment, and a sense of community that is impactful to our scholars both on a daily basis and in the long term. I know how much our scholars value their time with their mentors, and I’m happy that I can assist in creating and supporting those relationships.”

Lynn Greer

Richmond Board of Advisors
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Marielle Hankerson

Learning Coordinator, Boushall
Richmond

Mark DeBord

Richmond Board of Advisors
Community Volunteer

Mary Lloyd Parks

Board of Directors
Richmond Board of Advisors, Chair
Community Volunteer

Neill Bellamy

Richmond Board of Advisors
Tredegar Corporation

Rob Martin

Richmond Board of Advisors
Cherry Bekaert

Ronee Davis

Learning Director, Binford
Richmond

Sarah Gravitt Baese

Richmond Board of Advisors
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Stacy Haney

Richmond Board of Advisors
Haney Phinyowattanachip

T Whitfield

Learning Director, Boushall
Richmond

As Learning Director of the Achievement Center at Thomas C. Boushall Middle School, located on the Southside of Richmond, Tiara works with school staff and community partners to provide a safe, engaging, and inspirational extended learning space.

“I work at Higher Achievement because I’ve always wanted to provide supports and education to youth in a way that traditional education does not. As well, children inspire me and continuously remind me that anything is possible!”

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