Meet Our Board

Oversight for Education

Tallahassee Classical School’s Governing Board plays an essential role in the school’s success through its oversight of the school’s leadership. The board is responsible for the governance of the school. Each director accepts his or her responsibility for the academic performance of the students and the sustainability of the school. The Board is guided by a set of bylaws that define how the Board operates. It acts to ensure compliance with Florida’s Charter School Law, Leon County’s written policies, and the terms of the Charter as agreed upon in the charter contract.

Jana Sayler, CPA

Jana Sayler, CPA

Jana has a variety of professional experience including over ten years of experience preparing budgets, reviewing financial reports for soundness, managing cash flow, and advising clients on best practices. She is passionate about providing classical education to students.

Jennings Lawton DePriest

Jennings Lawton DePriest

Jennings is a policy and marketing consultant specializing in school choice and educational technology. He is the Chief Marketing Officer of Prolydian, a post-secondary exam security company and the Co-Founder of RallyWise, the first automated grassroots advocacy app. Jennings also serves as the chair of the Stacey Webb Arts Foundation, a non-profit that provides free after school arts instruction in Tallahassee's South City community.

Ben Graybar, MBA

Ben Graybar, MBA

Ben Graybar is a commercial banker and community volunteer. Graybar started working in finance and banking 25 years ago. Over the past 15 years, Graybar has gained extensive board experience after working in leadership with several nonprofits. He is a father of two sons and has been married to his wife for over 20 years.

Kevin Kjellerup, M.Ed.

Kevin Kjellerup, M.Ed.

Kevin Kjellerup is the education and training administrator for the Florida Office of the Attorney General. Additionally, he is founder and principal consultant of Asher and Harper Consulting and a consultant and coach for Almenta International. Kjellerup has experience training with professionals in government, education and industry. He has developed learning events for leadership development, web-based courses and instruction programs for the US Army Reserves.