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Business Observer Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021 4 days ago

Bradenton charter school names CEO, board members

Louis Parker was the interim CEO and co-founder
BRADENTON — Visible Men Academy (VMA) recently announced the permanent appointment of interim CEO and co-founder Louis Parker, as well as the addition of seven new members to the board of directors.    The Bradenton K-5 charter school was founded in 2012 to provide boys with outstanding academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment, according to a press release.   “All of us – leadership, administration, faculty and staff – are proud of what we have accomplished in developing young men of high character and achievement here at Visible Men Academy,” Parker says. “As we prepare this summer for our ninth year of service to the people of Manatee and Sarasota counties, we look forward to doing even more for the boys entrusted into our care.”   Gerald Bruce, Timothy Fanning, Naiema Frieson, Ronald Johnson, Tomeika Hunter-Koski, James Stewart and David Wilkins are the new board members. Stewart says in the release that the new board members are united in their support for the school’s vision and values.   “As recently installed members of the Board of Directors, we’re looking forward to advancing VMA’s mission,” says Stewart. “We are especially pleased at the seamless leadership transition, and we know that VMA is actively positioning itself to achieve its long-term goal of providing a wholesome educational experience for more than 200 under-resourced boys in grades K-5.”

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