Governing Board

Learn More About Our Governing Board Members

Our school is governed by an exceptionally committed, motivated, and skilled group of individuals.  The members of our Governing Board serve variable terms, and all are deeply invested in the thriving success of our students and our school.  Governing Board meetings are published on our school’s Google calendar (see below), and we extend a warm welcome to parents, staff, and visitors who attend. The Governing Board is responsible for creating policies, approving the school’s budget, and hiring and supervising the CEO/Head of Schools.  If you are interested in serving our school and community or need to reach our board for any other reason, please send an email to Governing.Board@SAEschool.org.

Our Governing Board members are

Stacy Kenworthy, Board Chairman

Stacy is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OptiGlobal Group, a private technology development firm with its headquarters in Atlanta and offices and affiliates in San Diego, London, Jeddah, and Minsk. He is a veteran of more than 20 years in the finance and technology fields, manages the key business and daily operations of the OptiGlobal Group.

Anshika Karamchandani, Board Director

Anshika Karamchandani

Anshika has more than 15 years of professional experience working for renowned firms such as The Boston Consulting Group and GMAC Financial Services. Her work experience includes new business development market assessment, new channel and product development, vendor negotiations, service improvement and organizational restructuring. She has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in electrical and computer engineering with a double major in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Jimmy Arispe, Board Vice Chair

During his 20 year educational career, Jimmy founded the National Coalition for Exemplary Schools (NCES), taught elementary school, and was an assistant and middle school principal. He has also served as an assistant superintendent, district teacher on special assignment, leadership and school improvement consultant, and superintendent in North Carolina and Texas.

Janet Rau, Board Director

Janet Rau

Janet has a tremendous amount of financial, operational and academic experience in creating schools. She has spent the last 10 years directly impacting the lives of children in the Smyrna area. She has created one elementary school and 3 preschools in the Smyrna area, St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School and the Vinings Academies, respectively.