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Gerald A. Williams - Chief Legal Counsel

Mr. Williams is the Chief Counsel to the School Board. He has held this position since November 2005. Before that, he was the District's Chief Officer of Administration. As Chief Legal Counsel, Mr. Williams leads the attorneys and support staff of the Office of Chief Counsel, Department of Legal Services, in serving the diverse legal needs of the School Board and the District's administrative staff. Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and the University of Florida School of Law. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law.

 

Blair R. LittleJohn, III - Senior Counsel, Real Estate & Planning

As Senior Counsel for Real Estate, Blair is responsible for the School District’s real estate and lease transactions, capital project financing, interlocal agreements, and The Education Network issues. Blair is a graduate of Florida State University, and Florida State University School of Law.

 

Kalinthia Dillard -- Associate Counsel, Contracts

Kalinthia reviews contracts for the purchase of commodities and services for various departments (academic and operations) and schools.  She also handles bid protests, garnishments, bankruptcy related matters, and other commercial disputes involving the District.  Kalinthia earned her degrees from Clemson University and Florida State University School of Law.

 

Sonia Hill-Howard -- Senior Counsel, Personnel

As Senior Counsel for Personnel, Sonia is responsible for all School District staff personnel issues. She handles litigation matters and appeals arising from FLSA, Whistleblower, Title VII and Constitutional claims, as they relate to School District employees. Sonia is a graduate of Howard University, and
Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.C.

 

Vicki Evans-Paré -- Associate Counsel, Personnel

Vicki is Associate Counsel for Personnel. She handles the day-to-day operations as they relate to employee discipline and personnel matters. She also handles arbitrations, EEOC complaints and litigation matters arising from employee discipline matters. Vicki graduated from Florida Atlantic University, and University of Miami School of Law.

 

Steven E. Lake -- Senior Counsel, Academics

Steven is Senior Counsel for Academics. He provides legal analysis and advice on general and special education, including student discipline, records requests, and child custody issues. He coordinates legal training, & reviews, updates, and revises various School Board Policies. Steven graduated from the Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., and California Western School of Law, San Diego, California.

 

Iola T. Mosley -- Associate Counsel, Academics

Iola serves as Associate Counsel for Academics. She provides legal advice on general and special education, student discipline, student records, and child custody issues. She gives regular trainings on a variety of education and student-related topics. She also handles hearings for felony suspensions and expulsions. Iola earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 

Bruce A. Harris -- Senior Counsel, Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance, and Governance

Bruce serves as Senior Counsel for Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance, and Governance. He provides legal advice regarding School Board Policies, legislation, administrative procedures, public records and meetings, ethics, and Board opinions. Bruce graduated from Clark University, Worcester, Mass., and the University of Miami School of Law.

 

Corey M. Smith -- Associate Counsel, Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance, and Governance

Corey is Associate Counsel for Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance, and Governance. He handles a variety of charter school matters, and provides compliance workshops for charter school administration. Corey earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., and the University of Florida School of Law.

 

Robert A. Glassman -- Senior Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management

Bob serves as Senior Counsel for Risk Management. He handles business operations, including claims against the School Board; monitoring outside counsel; advice in liability matters; assistance in construction litigation. Bob earned his degrees from the University of Florida, and University of Miami School of Law. Bob also holds an MPA from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Kathelyn Jacques-Adams -- Associate Counsel, Business Operations

Kathelyn is Associate Counsel for Business Operations. She handles construction litigation, judicial and administrative (before the Department of Administrative Hearings), bid protests, and legal review of construction contracts and other documents. Kathelyn graduated from Florida State University, and Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center.

 

Elizabeth McBride -- Associate Counsel, Policies

Liz serves as Associate Counsel in charge of Policy review & development. She formerly served as Chief Legal Counsel for Fla. A&M University, and Deputy City Attorney for the City of West Palm Beach. Liz received her bachelors and masters degrees from Duke University, and her law degree from the University of Florida School of Law.

 
   
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