* - Deceased

Interested in Joining the Board?

If you are interested in supporting the cluster and the NGSF in a bigger way, consider applying to the Board of Trustees.  For more information - please reach out to any of our Board of Trustee members or send an email to: info@northgwinnettschoolsfoundation.org

Board of Advisors                                 Principals

Nathan Ballantine   - NGHS
Dion Jones  - Roberts ES

Mary Taylor  - Suwanee ES

Wanda Law  - NGMS

Ben Pope  - Riverside ES

Daniel Skelton  - Level Creek ES

Denise Brinson

Jace Brooks
John Green

Nick Masino
Kevin O'Brien

Rick Packer

Board of Trustees:

Sherrie Black

Kim Gallant - (Nominations)

Drew Garland

Ray Godleski

Cevan Hokett

Quincy Hollinquest

Eric Miller

Anne Sepko - (Marketing)

Tiffany Ward
Jason Wegmet

Founding Board Members
Cecil Gober*
Gay Gober

Executive Board:

President:                           John Kahren
Vice President:                Carly Finn
Secretary:                           Cindy Skibitsky
Treasurer:                           Eddie Long

Allocations Chair:          Marc Cohen

Fundraising Chair:         Sandy Izaguirre / Tiffany Bellflower

Our Board 2018-2019

Like the PTA/PTSA and Local School Council groups in each school, we are focused on raising the bar for student success and achievement.  We differ, however, in that  we are focused on all schools at one time, have the ability to raise money outside of traditional school fundraisers, and are building a permanent endowment fund for the cluster.

Our Goal

Our goal is to foster student success.  We do this by providing enrichment tools and academic support to the outstanding educators in all six of our schools.  Our teachers use vertical team teaching techniques and collaborative planning to bring about high levels of learning and achievement in the classroom – supporting the individual capabilities and unique learning styles of each student.  The grants we fund foster this spirit, allowing "outside of the box" teaching methods that enable our cluster to be one of the most successful in the state.

Core Values

The North Gwinnett Schools Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to funding grants and providing administration for various scholarships that benefit the students of the North Gwinnett cluster.

The Foundation is made up of parents, grandparents, educators, community leaders, and business partners who are working to support the efforts of teachers who are passionate about giving every student the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.

Our Philosophy
Founded in 2001 by a group of like-minded community leaders, educators, business partners, and parents, the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation, or NGSF, is the "education booster club" for the six schools of the North Gwinnett Cluster, part of Gwinnett County Public Schools in the state of  Georgia.


We don't just use catch phrases like "academic achievement," "student success," and "maximizing student potential," we fulfill grants in our schools that allow them to be a reality.  We are working together to ensure the individual success of every student in our cluster.

What began as an idea in the minds of a few has become the passion of many.

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