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SFA Charter School Board

Administration

2021-22 Members of the Board

Dr. Judy A. Abbott, chair

Dr. Judy A. Abbott was named professor and dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education at SFA and joined the faculty Aug. 1, 2010. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a doctoral degree in philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin.

Abbott has served on the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is continuing her leadership as chair of the chamber's education committee. As chair, she coordinates the Leaders of Tomorrow initiative, a nine-month leadership program for eighth-grade students selected from both the city and county middle schools. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Historic Nacogdoches Inc., and she is involved in promoting the city of Nacogdoches as an important Texas treasure.

Contact. Dr. Abbott
Dean of the Perkins College of Education

Dr. Christina Sinclair

Dr. Christina Sinclair is the interim chair of education studies as well as the associate dean of assessment and accountability in the James I. Perkins College of Education. Sinclair came to SFA from the University of Northern Colorado where she was a physical education teacher education faculty member for 12 years in the School of Sport and Exercise Science. She joined SFA as a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science from 2013 to 2017.

Sinclair's research and scholarship has resulted in several books, book chapters, and many peer-reviewed articles related to effective physical education teacher education and recess physical activity. She began her work as an associate dean in 2017. Sinclair provides oversight of data collection and management for the Perkins College of Education and SFA educator preparation as a means to support programs achieving and maintaining state and/or national accreditations. Sinclair earned a BS in kinesiology from The University of Texas at San Antonio, an MEd In administration from Sul Ross State University, and a doctoral degree in health and physical education curriculum and instruction from the University of New Mexico

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Interim Chair of the Department of Education Studies

Dr. Adam Akerson

Dr. Adam Akerson earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and then moved to Texas to begin a teaching career in San Antonio.

After spending a number of years teaching primary grades while earning a Master of Education in teacher leadership, he received a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in early childhood education from the University of Houston.

In 2011, Akerson accepted a faculty position in the Department of Education Studies at SFA. He serves as the program coordinator of EC-6 education and coordinates field experience opportunities for preservice teachers at the SFA Charter School.

Some of his research interests are mentoring, teacher preparation and mathematics education. Additionally, Akerson serves on several department, college and university committees.

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Coordinator for Education Studies

Natalie Cardenas

Natalie Cardenas has been a classroom teacher, a math and reading interventionist, and an instructional coach. She has a bachelor’s degree from SFA and a master’s degree in math curriculum from the University of Texas at Arlington. Natalie currently serves as the academic coordinator at the SFA Charter School in Nacogdoches. She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Natalie
Teacher Representative, SFA Charter School

Javier Rubio

Javier Rubio earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in professional accountancy from SFA in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He began a career in community banking with Commercial Bank of Texas in 2011, serving in a number of roles, and is a commercial and mortgage lender with CBTx.

Rubio serves on the boards for Habitat for Humanity of Nacogdoches County and Nacogdoches Boys Youth Baseball Association. He is the proud father of three children, one a graduate of the SFA Charter School and two are enrolled in SFA Charter School.

Contact Javier: jrubio@cbtx.com
Parent Representative

Weldon Beard

Weldon T. Beard holds a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in management from SFA, and he completed the Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program at UCLA Graduate School of Management. He also earned a Texas Child Care Director Certification in 2008.

Since 2005, Beard has served as director of GETCAP Head Start, which has 12 locations in five counties.

He also serves as board president for the Texas Head Start Association and board treasurer for the Region IV Head Start Association, which represents Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.

Contact Weldon: wbeard@headstart-getcap.org
Community Representative

Meeting agendas and minutes

To read an overview of meeting process and submit a request to address the board, view the welcome document (PDF).

2021-22 upcoming meetings

Archived agendas and minutes

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

SFA Charter Board Agenda - January 25, 2017
SFA Charter Board Minutes - January 25, 2017

SFA Charter Board Agenda - April 12, 2017
SFA Charter Board Minutes - April 12, 2017

SFA Charter Board Agenda - May 4, 2017
SFA Charter Board Minutes - May 4, 2017

SFA Charter Board Agenda - July 12, 2017
SFA Charter Board Minutes - July 12, 2017

2016

SFA Charter Board Agenda - October 26, 2016
SFA Charter Board Minutes - October 26, 2016

SFA Charter Board Agenda - January 20, 2016
SFA Charter Board Minutes - January 20, 2016

SFA Charter Board Agenda - April 20, 2016
SFA Charter Board Minutes - April 20, 2016

SFA Charter Board Agenda - June 3, 2016, Board Training
SFA Charter Board Minutes - June 3, 2016, Board Training

SFA Charter Board Agenda - July 13, 2016
SFA Charter Board Minutes - July 13, 2016

2015

SFA Charter Board Agenda - November 18, 2015
SFA Charter Board Minutes - November 18, 2015

SFA Charter Board Agenda - January 21, 2015
SFA Charter Board Minutes - January 21, 2015

SFA Charter Board Agenda - April 15, 2015
SFA Charter Board Minutes - April 15, 2015

SFA Charter Board Agenda - May 21, 2015
SFA Charter Board Minutes - May 21, 2015

SFA Charter Board Agenda - July 22, 2015
SFA Charter Board Minutes - July 22, 2015

 

2014

SFA Charter Board Agenda - November 3, 2014
SFA Charter Board Minutes - November 3, 2014

SFA Charter Board Agenda - January 22, 2014
SFA Charter Board Minutes - January 22, 2014

SFA Charter Board Agenda - April 16, 2014
SFA Charter Board Minutes - April 16, 2014

SFA Charter Board Agenda - July 23, 2014
SFA Charter Board Minutes - July 23, 2014

2013

SFA Charter Board Agenda - August 21, 2013
SFA Charter Board Minutes - August 21, 2013

SFA Charter Board Agenda - November 20, 2013
SFA Charter Board Minutes - November 20, 2013

SFA Charter Board Agenda - January 16, 2013
SFA Charter Board Minutes - January 16, 2013

SFA Charter Board Agenda - February 13, 2013
SFA Charter Board Minutes - February 13, 2013

SFA Charter Board Agenda - May 15, 2013
SFA Charter Board Minutes - May 15, 2013

2012

SFA CharterBoard Agenda - May 9, 2012
SFA Charter Board Minutes - May 9, 2012

SFA Charter Board Agenda - August 8, 2012
SFA Charter Board Minutes - August 8, 2012

SFA Charter Board Agenda - November 14, 2012
SFA Charter Board Minutes - November 14, 2012

2011

SFA Charter Board Minutes - July 23, 2014

SFA Charter Board Agenda - August 10, 2011
SFA Charter Board Minutes - August 10, 2011

SFA Charter Board Agenda - August 29, 2011
SFA Charter Board Minutes - August 29, 2011

SFA Charter Board Agenda - November 9, 2011
SFA Charter Board Minutes - November 9, 2011

 

The Texas Open Meetings Act is found in Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. The act requires that a school board must give the public advance written notice of the subjects it will consider in a regular, special or called meeting. The notice must also state the date, hour and place of the meeting. A school district must post notice of meetings at a place at the central administrative office of the district that is generally accessible to the general public for at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting. The only exception to the 72-hour posting requirement is for “emergency” meetings, and those must meet the requirements of Texas Government Code Chapter 551.045. In cases of emergency, the board must post notice of the date, place and subject of the meeting for not less than two hours prior to the meeting.

SFA Charter Board agendas are posted on the front door of the SFA Charter School office. Agendas and minutes are posted here as a courtesy.

 

Contact

SFA Charter School
936.468.5899
sfacharterschool@sfasu.edu
Staff directory

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Physical Address:
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
2428 Raguet St.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6072, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962