PLATO ACADEMY SCHOOLS CORPORATION
Governing Board Information

Board Members
Dr. Elias M. Kolettis, Chairman
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 Plato Academy Clearwater graduates.
EMAIL: EKolettis@PlatoAcademy.net

Ms. Dagmar Ortiz
Ms. Ortiz is a highly successful businesswoman. 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. Ms. Dagmar has children and family graduated and attending.

EMAIL: DOrtiz@PlatoAcademy.net

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 in ensuring a high-quality education for all students.
EMAIL: JPetalas@PlatoAcademy.net

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: LKokkinakos@PlatoAcademy.net

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 in the Southeast United States Verizon Fiber Optics Department Manager.
EMAIL: CAlahouzos@PlatoAcademy.net

Plato Academy Meeting Notices
The annual Plato Academy board meeting is scheduled for

A Satellite location for all Plato Academy board meetings will be at Superior Schools Corporation, 861 N. Hercules Avenue Clearwater, FL 33765. Some meetings may also be conducted via teleconference among the board members, and if so the teleconference number will be posted for those meetings.

In the event a parent wishes to place an item on the Plato Academy Board agenda or file a complaint, please send an email to EKolettis@platoacademy.net.

Governance
In the event a parent wishes to place an item on the Board’s agenda or has a complaint that was not resolved by following the steps in the Plato Academy Grievance Policy as set forth in the Parent-Student Handbook, please send an email to: EKolettis@platoacademy.net.
Plato Academy Charter School Representatives:
Plato Academy Clearwater
The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. 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. Stephen Donnelly 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 Ms. 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 861 N. Hercules Avenue, Clearwater, FL 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 861 N. Hercules Avenue, Clearwater, FL 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

 

Plato Academy Tampa
The governing board of directors has appointed Mr. Matt Gunderson as its representative for the Plato Academy Tampa Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, and assist parents and others with questions and concerns. Matt Gunderson can be reached at 4903 Ehrlich Road, Tampa, FL, 33624, Telephone: 727-799-1200 x 1030,
EMAIL: principaltampa@platoacademy.net