School Board Meetings






July 20, 2021

August 24, 2021

September 21, 2021

November 16, 2021

January 25, 2022

March 22, 2022

May 24, 2022

June 21, 2022

Board of Directors

Joe Nicklos

Vice President

Mr. Nicklos has been involved at all levels of school education including administration, school counseling and teaching for over 30 years. For the past 9 years he has serviced in an administrative position for the Cleveland Heights - University Heights City Schools.


Over the years, Joe has been an integral member of the District Leadership, Management and Strategic Planning Team responsible for moving the district forward in academics, staffing and advancement of technology and professional development. Joe had developed a Pilot Learning Community: Presented an education program in the White House.

Angela Neeley


Ms. Neeley currently serves as a Director of Finance in Akron. She has worked with charter schools in the finance role and as a board member for over 20 years. Angela has received a number of awards for her work in the finance field from the Auditor of State and other organizations. Her leadership and guidance in charter schools is an asset to SMART Academy.

Jereme Sykes


Pastor Sykes has been a pillar in the Cleveland community serving as a Pastor for over 10 years. He displays his leadership skills through coordinating events and projects that help assist the urban communities in a multitude of ways. His role as a school board member at SMART Academy will assist in connecting our families and the community together to continue to serve it's mission. 

Lurleen Mcnair


Lurleen McNair

Vacant Seat