What is a governing board?

As a public charter school in the state of Georgia, Latin Grammar School is governed by a board of volunteers. The board's duties and responsibilities include school-level decision making, fiscal management, and a variety of school operations such as personnel management decisions. To learn more about charter school board functions and for LGS board documents, please click here.

our board members

Eric Bannister

Eric is a warehouse operations manager at McMaster-Carr Supply Company. In his current role, Eric is responsible for leading his department to ambitious metrics efficiently and guiding the careers of his team members. Eric previously spent time in sales and finance roles with McMaster-Carr. Prior to that, Eric taught math and science in a charter school in south Texas.  He holds an undergraduate degree in molecular biology from Georgia Tech, a master's degree in economics from Duke University, and an MBA from Emory University. 

Travis Jones

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Andrew is currently a Finance Project Manager for Delta Air Lines. Prior to working for Delta, he was a fixed income portfolio manager for TIAA-CREF in Charlotte, NC. Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He also holds an undergraduate degree in English from Boston College. 

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Lauren O'Mara

Lauren is currently Co-Founder and Chief Storyteller at Appleseed, a non-profit working to improve what children eat worldwide. Prior to Appleseed, Lauren served as Executive Director, Human Capital Management at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the 4th largest school district in the nation. Lauren holds graduate degrees in Educational Leadership (The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems) and Education and Social Change (University of Miami). She also holds undergraduate degrees in Broadcast News and French from The University of Georgia. 

Candace Tate

Candace currently works in Finance for a private Industrial Supply company. Prior to transitioning to the corporate sector, she was a teen mentor and taught special education in a high-needs elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. There, she has had the opportunity to support the needs and attain educational growth of children with a wide range of disabilities including: emotional disturbance, autism, echolalia, generalized learning disabilities, and speech impairments. While life has taken her out of the classroom, she has not lost her passion for making sure that each child receives education of the highest standard. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in General and Special Education from Long Island University as a NYC Teaching Fellow. 

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Shannon White

Shannon currently supervises entry-level public heath trainees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also the founder of Royal White Consulting, LLC, which focuses on improving the structure, function, and fiscal capacity of nonprofit organizations. Shannon began her career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003, where she led an evaluation of a national network focused on tobacco health disparities. For more than 10 years, she provided technical assistance to multiple awardees focused on chronic disease health equity. Shannon holds a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Clark Atlanta University.