Board of Directors

President Luke Markham Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns
1st Vice President Mike Brossart City of Lakeland
2nd Vice President Trish Buchanan Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Secretary Karli Hughes Joe Goldsmith Construction
Treasurer Elizabeth Kerns Elan Advisory, LLC
Immediate Past Pres. Chandra Frederick Polk County BOCC
Stephanie Colon Prime Meridian Bank
Melissa Devlin Parent Representative, Walt Disney Company
Steve Earley Retired, Mosaic
Jill Haladay Lakeland Regional Health
Matt Hinton PalletOne
Danease Horne Horne Construction
Janice Jones CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
Adil Khan Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center
Michael Peeples Southern Homes
John Weber Crowe LLP
Jason Welling Artistic Hospitality

To facilitate parent involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions/concern, and to help resolve disputes, the Achievement Academy Board of Directors has appointed Jill Bartley, ESE Facilitator and Mary Holjes, Resource Parent, as the parent representatives and liaisons with the Board.  They can be contacted at or or call the school at (863) 683-6504.