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 attending Clearwater Plato Academy Clearwater.

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.

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.

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.

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. Mr. Alahouzos is currently employed as the Southeast United States Verizon Fiber Optics Department Manager.


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
  •  April 14, 2017 9:30 am at Plato Academy Clearwater, 2045 Palmetto Street, Bldg B, Clearwater, FL 33765
  •  May 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Plato Academy Trinity, 8812 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653
  •  June 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Plato Academy Clearwater, 2045 Palmetto Street, Bldg B, Clearwater, FL 33765
  • [Please note that the March 31, 2016, June 16, 2017, June 23, 2017 meeting dates were rescheduled to the meeting dates above.]


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. Karen Staab 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 10888 126th Ave Largo, FL 33778 , Telephone: 727.228.9950, EMAIL: principalseminole@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