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PLATO ACADEMY SCHOOLS CORPORATION
Governing Board Information

BOARD MEMBERS:


Dr. Elias M. Kolettis

As a physician in Osteopathic/Internal Medicine and as a medical researcher, Dr. Kolettis has been able to provide his considerable knowledge in data collection and analysis, as well as his support in school fundraising and community events to the Plato North School Board. His contributions to the development of our Plato Academy’s mind, body, and wellness programs have been invaluable, especially in our mutual belief towards the education of the whole child. His extensive medical service and support network of community provider contacts contribute towards our efforts to access any needed clinical or therapeutic services. Dr. Kolettis is a parent of three students that attended Clearwater Plato Academy Clearwater.
Email: Dr. Elias M. Kolettis


Ms. Dagmar Ortiz

Ms. Ortiz is a highly successful business woman. Ms. Ortiz provides support and knowledge in the area of community outreach and development. Her ideas and assistance in the areas of community need and education will assist Plato Academy in meeting the needs of the community.
Email: Ms. Dagmar Ortiz


Mr. John Petalas

John Petalas is a successful entrepreneur in various business fields, especially in catering and restaurant management. He is a strong advocate of Plato Academy. Whenever needed, he is there to provide voluntary support to the school. Mr. Petalas’ involvement with the community and expertise in fundraising has assisted with growth in other areas. He is an advocate for student achievement and the Socratic Method of teaching. Mr. Petalas continues to be immersed with ensuring a high-quality education for all students.
Email: Mr. John Petalas


Mr. Louis Kokkinakos

Mr. Kokkinakos is a local businessman with extensive involvement in philanthropic societies and organization. He is the President and CEO of Foodservice Links that manages the Florida Restaurant Purchasing Group and is the owner of the popular Widow Brown’s Restaurant in Largo, Florida. In the past, he has served as President of the Saint Stephano’s Greek Orthodox Church at Saint Petersburg, Florida. He is Plato Academy and will continue to offer his valuable expertise to the school.
Email: Mr. Louis Kokkinakos


Mr. Chris Alahouzos

Mr. Alahouzos is currently serving as Mayor of Tarpon Springs. He is a U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve Veteran, an active Rotary Club member, and is a community activist and supporter of quality educational programs. He has extensive knowledge in the area of telecommunications and holds an electrical engineer’s license. He is a strong supporter of the mission of Plato Academy and understands the relationship between critical thinking skills and academic success.
Email: Mr. Chris Alahouzos



Board Contact Information:

The Board of Plato Academy values input from its parents, students, employees, and the community. In the event you would like to contact the Board for any reason, including having an item placed on the agenda for discussion, please send an email to: board@platoacademy.net. You may contact the entire Board or an individual member through the Plato Academy Board email. Click Here for contact information.


PLATO ACADEMY MEETING NOTICES:

Plato Academy Board Meetings are scheduled for the 2016-17 school year as follows:
  •  November 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Plato Academy Clearwater, 2045 Palmetto Street, Bldg B, Clearwater, FL 33765
  •  February 10, 2017 12:30 pm at Plato Academy Trinity, 8812 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653
  •  March 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Plato Academy Trinity, 8812 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653
  •  June 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Plato Academy Clearwater, 2045 Palmetto Street, Bldg B, Clearwater, FL 33765
  • [Please note that the September 18, 2016, February 3, 2017 and March 17, 2017 meeting dates were rescheduled to the meeting dates above.]


GOVERNANCE:

For minutes, budgets, and audits please Click Here


PLATO ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES:


Plato Academy Clearwater:

The governing board of directors has appointed Ms. Dawn Parker as its representative for the Plato Academy Clearwater Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Ms. Parker can be reached at 2045 Palmetto Street, Clearwater, FL 33765, Telephone: 727-793-2400, EMAIL: PrincipalClearwater@PlatoAcademy.net.


Plato Academy Largo:

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Kate Courts as its representative for the Plato Academy Largo Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Courts can be reached at 7100 142nd Ave N. Largo, FL 33771 , Telephone: 727.228.9517, EMAIL: courtsk@platoacademy.net.


Plato Academy Palm Harbor:

The governing board of directors has appointed Mr. Steven Donnally as its representative for the Plato Academy Palm Harbor Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mr. Donelly can be reached at 1601 Curlew Rd Palm Harbor, FL 34683 , Telephone: 727.228.6850, EMAIL: principalpalmharbor@platoacademy.net .


Plato Academy St. Petersburg:

The governing board of directors has appointed Michelle West as its representative for the Plato Academy St. Petersburg Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Ms. West can be reached at 3901 Park Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709 , Telephone: 727.799.1200, EMAIL: westm@platoacademy.net.


Plato Academy Tarpon Springs:

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs Tracey Hayes as its representative for the Plato Academy Tarpon Springs Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Hayes can be reached at 2045 Palmetto St. Bldg. B ∙ Clearwater, Florida 33765 , Telephone: 727.799.1200, x1011, EMAIL: traceyh@superiorschools.com.


Plato Academy Seminole:

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Jennifer Perez as its representative for the Plato Academy Seminole Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Staab can be reached at 8812 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653 , Telephone: 727.877.2437, EMAIL: principaltrinity@platoacademy.net


Plato Academy Pinellas Park

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Lisa Herbst as its representative for the Plato Academy Pinellas Park Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Herbst can be reached at 2045 Palmetto St. Bldg. B ∙ Clearwater, Florida 33765 , Telephone: 727.799.1200, x1017, EMAIL: lisah@superiorschools.com


Plato Academy Trinity

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Jennifer Perez as its representative for the Plato Academy Trinity Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Ms. Perez can be reached at 8812 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653 , Telephone: 727.877.2437, EMAIL: principaltrinity@platoacademy.net