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New Trustees Announced

January 14, 2022
By The Fletcher School

The Fletcher School Announces New Trustees

New members of the Board of Trustees at The Fletcher School enhance the School’s reach in the greater Charlotte area and grow the Board’s expertise.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 14 January 2022— The Fletcher School announces the election of three new members of the Board of Trustees. Each will help to execute the School’s mission to serve students with “learning differences by offering a multisensory, college preparatory curriculum that prepares them to reach their full potential.” 

Trustees serve as custodians of the School, focused on fiduciary, policy, and strategic responsibilities that are future-focused. Board Members serve a 3-year term with a potential to be re-elected. 

We are pleased to announce that the following Trustees have been appointed to serve The Fletcher School:

Ceci Atkinson Robinson, MSW. Ceci is an independent healthcare consultant focused on healthcare education. She has a rich and varied background in clinical social work and healthcare programs. Ceci has 35 years of experience in care management and social work services.

Karen Parker, Karen is the President and CEO of Safe Alliance, an organization that provides sexual assault and domestic violence services to over 8,000 people annually throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Karen has served for the past 31 years with governmental and social justice organizations in North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.

Bob Youakim, Bob is the Founder and Chairman of the Board at Passport, a company built to help cities become financially efficient. Prior to starting Passport, Bob served in the investment banking world. In addition to Passport, Bob serves on the boards of Anduin, CivicEye, and Stratifyd.

You may read more about the new Trustees by clicking here to read their full bios. 


About The Fletcher School:

Founded in 1982, The Fletcher School is an independent, kindergarten-12th grade, college preparatory school serving approximately 270 students across the Charlotte region.  The bright, talented, and often gifted students learn in small, structured classes with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order for students to achieve mastery and to mainstream into elementary, secondary, and post-secondary academic environments. The Rankin Institute, created in 2004 and operated through The Fletcher School, is a community resource providing education and resources to teachers, professionals, and parents beyond those directly involved with the academic programs at Fletcher. To learn more, visit 


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William Cook 
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The Fletcher School


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