Biographies & Documents

Don Knapp, Board President
dknapp@lotusschool.org

Angelina Velez-Reyes, Board Secretary
areyes@lotusschool.org

Haregewoin Weledmariam, Board Treasurer
hweledmariam@lotusschool.org

Nuran Yilmaz, Board Member
nyilmaz@lotusschool.org

Oguz Akkas, Board Member
oakkas@lotusschool.org

School Board Calendar

School Board Announcements

Lotus is looking for School Board Members

The Lotus school board is seeking new members with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to join our collaborative leadership team. We are seeking candidates who are strategic thinkers and community minded individuals with a passion for the mission and vision of Lotus. We especially appreciate expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance, technology, construction, human resources, education, marketing/communications or donor cultivation/development. If you are interested please reach out to Don Knapp, Board President at dknapp@lotusschool.org with questions or a letter of interest.

Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm and the public is always welcome to attend. A time for public comment is always placed on the agenda of Board meetings. If a parent wishes to make a comment or suggestion to the Board of Directors, they may do so at the open forum session of these meetings.


Our standards for open forum are:
The Board is desirous to hear the comments of the community.  We invite you to address the Board concerning relevant, school-related issues.  Public comment is not designed to be a two-way conversation, and members of the board will generally not respond to comments or questions. However, follow-up will take place as deemed appropriate. No charges or complaints against individuals shall be made. Such concerns are better handled through the school’s grievance process. Defamatory or abusive remarks or profanity shall be considered out of order and shall not be tolerated. 

 If a large group of participants wish to give the same opinion or speak to the same topic, the board may ask that a representative be appointed to share said opinion. The school board may choose to limit the Public Comment to 20 minutes for sake of time. Thank you for participating in our Public Comment.