Message from the Board Chairs

Dear Friends of An Achievable Dream,

As the Board Chairs of An Achievable Dream’s five boards of directors, we are thrilled to be introducing An Achievable Dream’s 2020-2021 Annual Report. This report contains many exciting updates and remarkable milestones from a year that has been both challenging and rewarding. From beginning the school year virtually, to closing the year with the majority of students receiving face-to-face instruction in classrooms, we have seen growth and progress as we all continued to navigate through the pandemic.

We continue to be amazed by and grateful for the community’s ongoing support of An Achievable Dream. The many wonderful highlights you will read in this report point back to the most important element of all: the Dreamers who daily receive support, instruction, encouragement, opportunities, and love from the Dream Team of educators, staff, and administrators.

The students of An Achievable Dream have exhibited incredible resilience in the face of many challenges. The senior class has accomplished remarkable things, graduating and continuing on to their next college or career step with grace, courage, and determination. Staff and faculty continued to do whatever it took to see students achieve and succeed. We could not be more proud, both of the students, and of the work this organization continues to do on a daily basis to support the students and their families.

As you read about the many accomplishments of the Dreamers, hear stories of overcoming obstacles and achieving success against the odds, and see many smiling faces, know that behind each of those faces is the story of a life that you are impacting daily with your support.

From all of us, we thank you for partnering with us in this work. When you support An Achievable Dream, you are not simply giving back. You are giving forward. You are changing the course of history for generations to come.

The future is forward. So together, let’s make history and continue inspiring hope through education.

With our gratitude,

An Achievable Dream, INC.
Brian K. Skinner
Middle & High School
Richard Coleman
Endowment, INC.
Timothy P. Dykstra
Virginia Beach
Charles Barker
Certified Academies
Dr. Catina Bullard-Clark

Boards of Directors

From July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

An Achievable Dream, Inc.

  • Brian K. Skinner – Chair
  • Mari Ann Banks
  • Elizabeth B. David
  • William Downey
  • Ivan “Bubba” Hutchison
  • Nancy L. Levin
  • Keira Lombardo
  • Paul Muse
  • Matt Needy
  • Mario Stellute
  • Kelly Till
  • C. Dwight West

Middle & High School

  • Richard Coleman – Chair
  • Ray Bagley
  • Arthur S. Casey
  • Denise Chamblee
  • Michael Daniels
  • Chris Edinger
  • Jeff Gehris
  • Kevin Harrison
  • Marsha Hudgins
  • Branch Lawson
  • Thomas W. Meehan, Sr.
  • Charles Spencer, Jr.

Certified Academies

  • Dr. Catina Bullard-Clark — Chair
  • Courtney Graves
  • Peggy Layne
  • Doug Lutz
  • Gabriel Morgan
  • Bruce Rubin

Virginia Beach

  • Charles Barker – Chair
  • Jay Klebanoff – Vice Chair
  • Joan Berlin
  • Tony Brothers
  • Christopher “Kit” Chope, USN (Ret)
  • Carol Curtis
  • William “Billy” Foster
  • Craig Grube
  • Lori Kalfus
  • Frances Luter
  • John Lynch
  • Cheryl McLeskey
  • Will Morrison
  • Bev Sessoms
  • Jeff Silverman
  • Annabelle Stiffler
  • Michael V. Taylor
  • Vanessa Yearick


  • Timothy P. Dykstra – Chair
  • Marvin Friedberg – Vice Chair
  • E.D. David – Treasurer/Secretary
  • Anne Conner
  • William Ermatinger
  • Gordon L. Gentry, Jr.
  • Aubrey Layne, Jr.
  • Steve Roberts