With a successful career in technology startups and senior management in cellular industry, Brent brings extensive experience in business including knowledge of international markets. He also has over 15 years’ experience in the classroom, having left the business world for a second career in education.
Betty Hastings has a wealth of experience in both business and education. From a career as an analyst in telecommunication industry, to classroom teacher, she provides a unique perspective of education and the business world. She currently is principal of Stonebrook Academy Private elementary school in Royse City.
Harley Finnell is the CEO of Oldham Lumber if Dallas, with over 40 years of Business Experience. Harley is also the school board President of K-12 grade private school, having experience in running a successful school. He is a contributing member of the community with passion for seeing students achieve their goals.
Brian Hogan is the owner and CEO of Furniture One, currently with five locations in the Dallas area. Brian and his company participate in community projects such as furnishing over 300 apartments in assistance to Hurricane Katrina victims. He also partners with Lifenet, a homeless alliance and family gateway for those in need, furnishing homes for people with disabilities, for battered women, and those with health issues.
Vicky MsCwain has several years of teaching experience at public and private schools in state of Texas. She is currently STEM certified and working towards implementing STEM curriculum in her current school.
Dr. Maley is a Director of Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy for Australian National University (ANU Australia). He is an Advisory Board member of the Liechtenstein Institute at Princeton University. He is also a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, Vice-President of the Refugee Council of Australia, and a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Responsibility to Protect. He has over 100 books and publication to his name, is multilingual and has successfully run a Foreign exchange student program for 20 years from over 15 countries. PTAA board will use his expertise to run Language and Foreign exchange programs.
Ms. Albright has 25 year in Education as Principal and teacher of a successful private school. She will assist the main board in curriculum selection and classroom methodologies.
Dr. Sasley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UT Arlington. He will assist the main board in college credit programs for PTAA high school students. PTAA currently has an MOU signed with UT Arlington that allows PTAA students, upon charter approval, to take college courses for credit.
Dr. Rivera is an ER doctor at Medical Center McKinney. He will assist main board with STEM curriculum choices.
Dr. Zamanian is a CPA who will assist main board with financial questions. Mr. Zamanian also has his Doctorate in Education.
Mr. Hoffer and his law firm are General Counsel to PTAA. His firm provides legal services to the majority of Texas’ best and highest performing charter schools.