Adam Tolliver is a Southwest Atlanta native, and a graduate of Florida State University. He currently runs a Financial Services Practice, serving young professionals and growing families and businesses in Atlanta. Adam joined the Atlanta SMART Academy Board as Chair because he believes in the power of innovation and choice in education, and its ability to provide a limitless range of opportunities for students and families in the community he has always called home.
Veronica Crenshaw currently serves as the founding board secretary. She is dedicated to sharing her love and passion for students through her work in advocacy and dispute resolution formerly with the Georgia Department of Education and currently as an Assistant Director of Special Education and IDEA Compliance at Georgia Cyber Academy. She has over five years of teaching experience working with Teach For America-Alabama, Birmingham City Schools, and KIPP Metro Atlanta. In her spare time, Veronica pursues her other passion for law by seeking opportunities to make necessary voices heard in education policy. She is a strong believer in equipping people with the tools necessary to empower themselves. She is a graduate of Fisk University ('10) and Cumberland School of Law ('13). Veronica joined the board to ensure that students have access to a high quality education that will place them on a more stable path to success in college and/or career. Her focus is to increase student access and promote creativity through the arts. She is an active member of the Junior League Atlanta, Leadership for Educational Equity, Atlanta Coalition for Educational Equity, and the Go On Girl Book Club.
A native of Chattanooga, TN, Ivan Lee is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia. He received his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Memphis. After his matriculation at the University of Memphis, Ivan worked for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms—PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While there, he worked in the audit practice, servicing clients in the financial services and real estate industries. Following his time at PwC, he became a Senior Accountant at Rangewater Real Estate, where he performed the monthly accounting of various multi-family properties in his portfolio. Mr. Lee is currently operating as Senior Accountant for Metroplex Energy. His role at Metroplex includes managing financials within the accounting department and aiding in the company's financial reporting. Mr. Lee is also the founder and CEO of I.E. Lee Financial Services—a CPA firm that offers accounting, bookkeeping, financial consulting, and tax preparation services. Overall, Mr. Lee is a driven and organized professional with a passion for financial literacy and helping people. With his diverse experience, he plans to help business owners, companies, and families take control of their finances to achieve their financial goals. Mr. Lee serves as the Board Treasurer for Atlanta SMART Academy.
Lauren Harden is a native of East Point, Georgia. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Child Welfare and Sociology from the University of Georgia and her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. As legal counsel for Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services, Lauren specializes in a broad range of juvenile dependency matters. She is thoroughly excited to support Atlanta students through Atlanta SMART Academy.
Shirlynn is an experienced economic developer with more than five years’ experience in strategic planning which resulted in job creation and investment throughout the State of Georgia. She currently serves as the Economic Development Policy Manager at Amazon. She has expertise in tax incentives analysis, redevelopment and development processes, marketing, and business development; with a specialization in selling the assets of Georgia in the IT, Corporate Headquarters, Data Center, Financial Technology, and Health IT industry sectors. Shirlynn holds a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Strategic Corporate Communications, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia and Troy University.
Rosalynne is a retired Human Resources professional with over 30 years’ experience working and consulting in Fortune 500 companies. Her work centered around instructional technology, management development and diversity. It addressed challenges such as: How can you craft a workplace where everyone is motivated to contribute? How do you “grow” leaders? How can you maximize performance? Rosalynne enjoys making breakthrough contributions to her workplace and community. When presented with the opportunity, she was instrumental in creating the first centralized multilanguage credit reporting center in the country for a global data, analytics and technology company and the first companywide executive-led mentoring program for a large media conglomerate. Rosalynne is passionate about learning. Prior to working in business, Rosalynne had a number of teaching assignments which addressed learners as naive as those in the “Head Start” program and those as experienced as her students attending Shorter College and Georgia State University. Rosalynne looks forward to using her background and her love of learning in service of the board of Atlanta Smart Academy.
Our monthly Board Meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom and are open to the public.
Up to 20 minutes will be set aside for public commentary at all board meetings. Those wishing to comment must send a request to the Board Secretary by 12:00pm NOON the day of the board meeting (email@example.com).
Each speaker will have 2 minutes to share with the Board. Speakers will be timed by a member of the Board and notified when time has expired.
The Public Comment period is designed to gain input from the public and not for immediate responses by the Board to the public comment presented. If there are questions or information that you have for the Board, you may also contact one or more of the Board members.
Our monthly Finance Committee Meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom and are open to the public.
Our monthly Academics and Governance Committee Meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held the 1st Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom and are open to the public.