Our Governing Board is comprised of volunteers from the community, who are committed to providing the best educational experience for our families and team.


James Mathieu
Board President and Liaison

James Mathieu, Esq. has a varied background in many areas of the practice of law having owned a general practice law firm for over 20 years. Additionally he has served as a municipal attorney and a brief stint as a city manager. James has served as Athenian Academy's Governing Board President for the last 5 years.

Michelle Zervas

Michelle Zervas currently works for the Pasco County School District. Previously, she worked in personal and business banking for over ten years. Michelle and her family reside in Pasco county and enjoy all that Florida has to offer.

Billy Slater
Board Member

Billy Slater is a native Floridian born in Ft. Pierce, Fl. He has over 21 years in the financial services industry. He currently serves as Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank. Billy enjoys spending quality time with his family, golfing and fishing whenever possible.


The Athenian Academy of Technology and the Arts Charter School is committed to resolving parent and public concerns to the best of the school’s ability. To that end, the school has the following problem resolution/notification policy:

If you are a parent and have not been satisfied with the resolution of an issue after speaking with your child’s teacher,


If you have contacted the school regarding a concern and have not been satisfied with the response,


You may contact the Assistant Principal, Danielle Dudley. If you are still not satisfied with the response, you may contact the Principal, Evan Markowitz. If you have further concerns, you may contact the school’s Administrator, Daniel Rishavy. Additionally, if you have further concerns, you may contact the Governing Board’s selected parent liaison, James Mathieu.

Also, any person may address the Governing Board for up to three minutes at the beginning of Governing Board Meetings.

Procedures for parents to notify the school of concerns relating to parental rights in education can be found at this link: Parental rights in education F.S. 1001.42 (8)(c) expressed concerns. Step 1 refers to our process above. In order to raise a concern, the parent or guardian must first summarize the nature of the concern in writing, specifically describing the factual issues. The school principal will respond and attempt to resolve the concern within seven (7) days of receipt of the notification.


Assistant Principal: Danielle Dudley
Principal: Evan Markowitz
Administrator: Dan Rishavy
Governing Board Member: James Mathieu


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