Our Board

Alexandria Academy Institute Board Members

Our Board Members combine an in-depth knowledge of scientifically-established and proven delivery techniques with firsthand experience working with at-risk students and producing results. They hold graduate degrees in relevant fields, have over 145 years of urban classroom experience, and have established long-term relationships with urban public school administrators, educators, and community activists nationwide.

Board of Directors

Rose Marie McKenzie 


Rose Marie has devoted her career to educating impoverished students of color in urban settings. She is widely respected on state and federal levels for her comprehensive knowledge, leadership ability, and the quality and integrity of her programs.

Andrew Sorbo

Master Educator and Historian

Andrew Sorbo is a passionate advocate for social justice and a Master Educator. Andrew attended Providence College in… Providence Rhode Island where he earned a B.A. in

Kajuana Britt
Kajuana Britt 

Chief Financial Officer

Kajuana is a lead Program Analyst in the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Treasury. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from…

Jane O’Leary

Strategies for STEM and ELA integration

Jane O’Leary is an extraordinary educator. She was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and holds a Masters degree in Secondary English Education from Teachers College at Columbia where…

Velma Nelson

Teacher Trainer/Curriculum Coach Director

Velma Nelson is a Master Educator. She has been named Teacher of the Year three times for both elementary and middle school and placed in the top seven of…

Tiffany N. Nelson 

K-12 Analytics

Tiffany holds a Master of Business Administration degree from American InterContinental University Atlanta. Her background reflects her ability to engage and educate staff in the effective…

Ms. Jeanne Maltby

Director for Grants Management

As Capital Project/Development Director, Jeanne Maltby brings 30 years of experience managing and developing projects for a wide range of industries. She has provided financial oversight on…

Emily Lehrman

Program Manager

Emily Lehrman is currently a candidate for ED-172 certification in Secondary English Language Arts in the State of Connecticut, where she..

Jonnie Mae

Executive Director of Community Partnerships & Engagement and Cultural Centers

Jonnie Mae is a graduate of the 1973 class of Vero Senior High School and in 1977 received a Bachelor of Science degree in….

Dr. Jacqueline Warrior 

Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Dr. Jacqueline Warrior earned her Masters degree at Northeastern State University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State…

Cindy Mercado
  Education Coordinator
Cindy is committed to fighting social justice in and out of the classroom and helping to eradicate the school-to-prison pipeline.