© 2019 GFACS

The Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School (GFACS) wasfounded by a local, non-profit board who is committed to the success of our local refugee and English learner communities. This board includes local representatives with experience and connections to the refugee community, experts who participated in the founding and replication of the Fugees Academy (a private school GFACS will replicate), and diverse local stakeholders with a variety of skills critical to the establishment and effective operation of this school. The local founding board is committed to making the Fugees approach to education available to a larger number of the new American community in Clarkston and surrounding neighborhoods, and as such, are committed to opening a Fugees charter school. These members include:


  • Ron Abercrombie, Retired Associate Professor, Emory University Department of Physiology

  • Marni Mohr, Community Volunteer

  • Hawa Mohamed, Refugee Mother and Former After school Program Assistant, Fugees Academy

  • Zahra Hussein, Refugee Mother and Community Caretaker

  • Ed Lindsey, Attorney, Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey, and Johnson, LLP.

  • Sara Beth Watson, Director, Massie R&D Tax Credits

  • Diana Fleming, Marketing and Development Professional



Meeting Schedule

September 18, 2019

October 16, 2019

November 20, 2019

December 18, 2019