The Academy Elementary School
117 N Franklin Street,
Hempstead, NY 11550
P (516) 408-2200
The Academy High School
159 N Franklin Street,
Hempstead, NY 11553
P (516) 408-2200
Bishop Barrington Goldson is currently serving as the chair of the board of the School. As chairman, he also works closely with the trustees and executive director in strategic planning, policy implementation and oversight. Bishop Goldson is also the pastor of Calvary Tabernacle in Hempstead, New York. He has served in several key management and financial positions including the Bank of New York and Merrill Lynch. Bishop Goldson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from City University of New York and a Bachelor’s in Christian Education and Biblical Studies from Genesis School of Theology. He also holds a MBA from Grand Canyon University. He is a member of several professional associations and has received several awards and recognitions from the Village of Hempstead and Nassau County.
Robert Stewart is the Chief Operating Officer of Calvary Tabernacle Ministries. He is a founding Board member of the School. Since 1989, he has been president of the Tri-State Music Association, which provides yearly music scholarships to youth. Robert is an accomplished leader and artist, having received National Endowment for the Arts recognition in Visual Arts, Design and Technology. His design portfolio includes work for Radio City Music Hall, UNICEF, the County of Nassau, Brooklyn Public Library, to name a few. He has won various National Music Awards, including Disney’s National Gospel Choir Fest with his choir, The Calvary Tabernacle Choir. He is a graduate of the prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and holds a degree from the Genesis Bible Institute.
Ms. Dawn West-Bloise serves as a member of the Board and a financial consultant with over 22 years of experience. She is an active and dedicated member of the Hempstead Community.
Peter J. Goodman serves as a member of the Board and is a practicing attorney with over 19 years of experience focused in real estate law and business law with an emphasis on Purchases, Sales, Not For Profit Corporations, and Lender Settlement. Mr. Goodman is a member of the Coalition for Excellence in Homeownership, the Long Island Housing Crisis Taskforce and a former member of the Long Island Housing Partnership’s Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Goodman is also a member of the following Bar Associations: New York State Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association.
Roderick Roberts serves as a member of the board and has fifteen years of experience in Sales Marketing Consulting. He has been the Pastor of Rhema Christian Center, Bronx, NY for over twelve years. Mr. Roberts has a Master’s degree in Psycho-Theological Studies from HFA Theological Institute.