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. 

Shayna Johnson

Shayna is an experienced operations manager at McMaster-Carr, a private industrial supply company. Her most recent roles include leading the largest Sales department to becoming the most efficient call center of the company, developing diversity and inclusion initiatives, and managing sales strategies and marketing activities for rapidly-growing territories in Southeast United States. Shayna also leads community service events for McMaster-Carr and is energized by education equity and creative expression. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Spelman College. 

Travis Jones

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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

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