Governance and Executive Structure 

Board of Directors

Raleigh Oak Charter School is governed by its own Board of Directors (BOD) comprised of highly qualified members dedicated to the mission of the school. The BOD is the exclusive governing body of the charter school and is responsible for ensuring student and organizational success. The BOD delegates authority to the Executive Team and holds its members accountable for achieving the school's mission and charter outcomes.

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the school's multipurpose room.* Non-Board Members (parents of students, teachers, etc.) are welcome to attend the public portion of the meeting and listen. Agenda can be accessed via Upcoming Meeting Agenda link (to the right in a browser or below on mobile). 

* Please note that all ROCS Board Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

Subcommittee Meetings

A joint Finance Committee meeting occurs each Monday from 4-5 p.m in the Conference Room at the school and also virtually (Join here). 

**NOTICE: Directly following the June 29th Finance Committee Meeting, the ROCS Board will hold a Special Session to discuss high level framework for the upcoming Annual Meeting in July. Meeting can be joined via the link at the right.

Previous Meeting Minutes

Meet the Board of Directors

Alicia Whitney, Co-Chair

Alicia is currently a risk management professional at Bank of America where she has worked since earning her MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Alicia is the mother of two young children and her son is in kindergarten at ROCS. She had incredibly nurturing elementary school teacher for a mom and has gained international development experience that allowed her to witness the life-changing power of education first-hand. With this foundation, a passion for equity in education that has been an undercurrent of her volunteer work. She believes that every child deserves the same access to high quality educational opportunities like the one Raleigh Oak Charter School will provide.

Dr. Lauren Scott, Co-Chair

Dr. Lauren Scott is a founding member of the Raleigh Oak Charter School Board of Directors. She is the mom of Claude, a 2nd grader who attends ROCS. She is also a chiropractor in Raleigh and owns an integrative health practice, Verve Holistic Health, that focuses on women’s health and breastfeeding. She holds Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics degrees from NCSU and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic. Dr. Scott has served on non-profit boards focused on the arts, specifically dance, in both North and South Carolina. She is thrilled to help bring Public Waldorf Education to the Triangle.

Jeremy Altfeder, Treasurer

Jeremy comes to the Board of Raleigh Oak as the proud father of a current 1st grader at Raleigh Oak Charter. Jeremy is a Financial Advisor with CAPTRUST Financial Advisors and brings over 15 years of financial experience into his role as Treasurer.  Atlanta native born-and-raised, Jeremy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Jeremy holds his CERFTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and specializes working with high net worth individuals, business owners, executives and multi-generational trusts. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, seeing live music and traveling. Jeremy is honored to be serving on the Board of ROCS as Treasurer and is excited to provide financial oversight in the complicated Charter School landscape.

Nerre Shuriah, Secretary

Nerre Shuriah is the Director of Wealth Planning at First Citizens Bank Wealth Management. She has been in the wealth and tax planning field since starting her career as a tax attorney 24 years ago. Nerre was born in London and raised in New York. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and a masters in taxation from Boston University School of Law. She is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor™.  Nerre is the mother of a young toddler who is the inspiration for her interest and support of ROCS.  In her somewhat obsessive research about of the available schools and methods of teaching in the Raleigh area, she came across ROCS and was intrigued by the Waldorf teaching method. The opportunity to have my daughter and many children in our community learn at the pace that children grow in a format that is appealing and will foster a love of learning and school was too good to pass up.  The three parts of the Waldorf method of teaching to the head, the heart and movement means my daughter will be getting inspiration and instruction to build her whole self, rather than just one segment. Nerre is an experienced and passionate speaker and is excited to advocate and present the benefits of Waldorf on ROCS’s behalf.

Roxanne Bellamy, Board Member

Roxanne is a mother and wife for her two favorite people in the universe. She is currently the Brand Manager & Storyteller for Brewery Bhavana in downtown Raleigh and came to ROCS after watching her child’s rough transition to traditional kindergarten after two transformative years at a Waldorf-inspired preschool. Roxanne holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in England and a B.A. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill, but she is most proud of her son’s home birth, 4 years of breastfeeding, 10 years of marriage, and nearly 20 marathons. 

Christopher Carver, Board Member

  • Dedicated Husband & father of 4 children

  • Eagle Scout

  • Licensed North Carolina General Contractor

  • Commercial Swim Club Builder

  • Owner of  Aquatic Management Group :  Commercial Pool Management Renovation & Construction Company

  • Owner of The Greenway Club :  A North Raleigh Private Swim and Tennis Club

  • Champion volunteer. 

  • Builder of things large and small.

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