Merrick Academy Board of Trustees

Merrick Academy could not exist without the ongoing efforts of our Board of Trustees, who volunteer their time, energy, and resources to supporting our mission and our school.

Gerald Karikari  Board Chair

James Ding         Trustee

Kevin Thomas      Trustee

Cameil Dalgetty-Jarvis    Trustee

Tameka Pierre-Louis     Trustee

Tatum Boothe     Trustee

Christian Djiofack   Trustee

Linda Johnson   PTO President

Merrick Academy is seeking professionals to join our Board of Trustees. We are seeking candidates who are committed to and passionate about public and charter education, and especially those with backgrounds in teaching, education, finance, accounting, tax, consulting, nonprofit administration, or board membership. If you are interested in joining our Board, please send an email, including a resume, to  

Merrick Academy Records Retention Policy

Click Below to Access to the Annual Reports


2014-15 Annual Report 

2013-14 Annual Report

Merrick Academy Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

February 27th, 2018

December 19th, 2017

November 28th, 2017

October 26th, 2017

October 5th, 2017 (Emergency Meeting)

September 26th, 2017

August 29th, 2017

July 25th, 2017

June 29th, 2017

May 23rd 2017

April 25th, 2017

March 24th, 2017

March 16th 2017 (Emergency Meeting)

February 28th, 2017

January 24th, 2017

December 20th, 2016 

 October 25th, 2016

 September 13th, 2016

June 28th, 2016

 June 1st , 2016 (Emergency Meeting)

May 24th, 2016

April 19th, 2016  

March 28th, 2016 (Emergency Meeting)

March 22nd, 2016

March 8th, 2016 (Emergency Meeting)

February 23rd, 2016

February 2nd, 2016

December 15th, 2015

November 18th, 2015

November 5th, 2015 

October 30th, 2015 (Emergency Meeting

September 22nd, 2015 

June 30th, 2015

June 16th, 2015 (Emergency Meeting)

May 26th, 2015

April 28th, 2015

March 24th, 2015

February 24th, 2015

February 5th, 2015

November 18th, 2014

November 8th, 2014 (Emergency Meeting

October 28th, 2014

September 23rd, 2014

Letter from the Board of Trustees Chairman

Dear Families,

As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Merrick Academy, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome our returning parents -I am so pleased to have you and your children back with us for another year. We in the Merrick Academy family cannot tell you how much we appreciate the trust and confidence you have bestowed on us by choosing to leave your most precious possession in our hands. By “us,” I mean the Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty and staff of Merrick Academy.

The Board of Trustees represents the final position on the policies and initiatives of Merrick Academy. The Board is a group of professionals who volunteer their time in order to supervise and direct the operation of the school. We manage the Principal and administrators in complying with and meeting and exceeding the standards, laws, and regulations set by the State University of New York (SUNY) and their sub-department, called the Charter Schools Institute, which grants us a charter every five years in order for the school to continue to open its doors and operate. As community leaders, we use our talents and networks to provide vision, resources, and leadership to create a different type of school that destroys the achievement gap between our communities and other more affluent areas. We believe that children who are educated in a caring, loving, well-rounded manner will be competent, caring, accomplished citizens of our society.

We offer a parent manual as a resource guide. We encourage you to let our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) help you address school wide-concerns. To be more efficient in handling your concerns regarding your child in particular, we recommend that you use the prescribed chain of command described in this manual.
We look forward to meeting you all in the upcoming year as you volunteer at school events and programs. With everyone putting the children first, we can make the African proverb of a village raising a child a reality!

Finally, on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Merrick Academy, WELCOME!

Yours truly,
Gerald Karikari, Esq.
Chairman, Board of Trustees