Board of Directors

Our success depends on the support of our Board of Directors and education service provider. At Chandler Park Academy, our vision is to develop a unique community of learners where students, parents, and community members tirelessly work together to enrich and expand students' learning environment. Our Board comprises members from a cross section of education, the automotive industry, banking and finance, clergy, the legal profession and the community. To contact a board member, please call 313-884-8830.

Regular Board Meetings

Regular CPA board meeting via Zoom Conferencing per the Governor's EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-15:
Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards.

Topic: Chandler Park Academy (CPA) Board of Directors Regular Board MeetingTime: 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the Fourth Tuesday, until Jul 28, 2020: 4 occurrence(s) —

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • May 26, 2020
  • Jun 23, 2020
  • Jul 28, 2020

Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 719 2431 7519
Password: 7evRjw

Board of Directors

Barbara Wynder – President
(Member since 2009)
Ms. Wynder is a retired business owner, lawyer, court administrator and Assistant Corporation Counsel.

Carlitta J. Cabell – Vice President
(Member since 2011)
Ms. Cabell has worked as an educator for a number of years as a teacher, Director of Education and founder and Chief Academic Officer of a Michigan charter school.

Scott Boswell – Secretary
(Member since 2004)
Mr. Boswell is an investigator for the Michigan Department of Community Health. Prior to that, he worked as a parole officer and a youth treatment specialist.

Sheldon Johnson – Treasurer
(Member since 1998)
Mr. Johnson is presently employed as a Technical Consultant for Forming Technologies Incorporated. Previously, he worked as a manufacturing engineer at DaimlerChrysler.

Kathleen Armstrong
(Member since 2017)
Ms. Armstrong is a Chandler Park Academy parent.

Michael Cheatham
(Member since 2018)
Mr. Cheatham is a Community Reinvestment Manager for Comerica Bank.

Kelli Van Buren
(Member since 2020)

Emeritus Board Members

Dr. Anthony J. Shipley – Founder and Board Member Emeritus
(Member since 1997)
Dr. Shipley, founder of Chandler Park Academy, is the Retired Senior Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Detroit.

Marie Inniss – Board Member Emeritus
(Member since 1998)
Ms. Inniss served as Assistant Dean at Wayne State University Law School and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Teresa Bates – Board Member Emeritus
(Member since 2013)
Ms. Bates is a Child Care Provider and a Chandler Park Academy parent.

Charles E. Arnold 
(Member since 1997)
Mr. Arnold was employed by the Bank of the Commonwealth for 30 years.   He later joined National City Bank, where he retired as Group Vice President.

Board Meeting Schedule

August – No Meeting

September 24, 2019

October 22, 2019

November 26, 2019

December – No Meeting

January 28, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 24, 2020 — No Meeting

April 28, 2020

May 26, 2020

June 23, 2020

July 28, 2020


All meetings are held at

Chandler Park Academy High School

20254 Kelly Road, Harper Woods, MI 48225

in the High School Conference Room
at 6:00 p.m.