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.

Special Board Meeting

Discussion and vote on CPA’s COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan to SVSU

Topic: CPA Board Special Meeting - CPA’s COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan

Time: Aug 5, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 357 783 8455
Passcode: 7evRjw

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 Meeting

Time: 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom meetings are held every month on the Fourth Tuesday until further notice.

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

July 28, 2020

August 25, 2020

September 22, 2020

October 27, 2020

November 24, 2020

December (TBD)

January 26, 2021

February 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

April 27, 2021

May 25, 2021

June 22, 2021


Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.  Meetings are held at:

Chandler Park Academy High School

20254 Kelly Rd.

Harper Woods, MI  48225

in the High School Conference Room

or via Zoom Videoconference

Time: 6:00 p.m.