Our Governing Board

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, federal law, and the terms of the Charter as agreed upon in the charter contract.

Barney Bishop III - Board Chair

Barney Bishop III - Board Chair

Barney Bishop III is a serial entrepreneur, a native Floridian, and an Eagle Scout. In the course of his life he has founded three companies. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party and the President and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida. He was appointed to the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and the Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation. He is the current President of the Economic Club of Florida, and Founding Chair of Citizens for Responsible Spending. He has his degree in Political and Judicial Communication from Emerson College. He is married to the former Shelby Stinson and they have been married for 33 years.

Tim Qualls- Vice Chair & Secretary

Matthew Mohler - Parent Liasion

Matthew Mohler - Parent Liasion

Matt Mohler is an External Affairs Special Projects Manager for Florida Power and Light Company. Matt and his wife Rachel have five children; his three oldest already attend Classical and will be joined by his fourth who will enter Kindergarten in Fall 2021. Matt spent the past 15 years as a political consultant working for candidates who supported school choice, limited government, virtuous principles, and the American Dream. Matt's interests include the Founding Fathers' Original intent for our Constitutional Liberties, watching his children participate in extracurricular activities, playing his banjo, and spending time with his best friend, Rachel. He is the former Co-Founder of the Young Republican Club of Indian River County, former Vice President of the Indian River County Historical Society, and a self-proclaimed Teddy Roosevelt Conservationist. Matt is a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church where he has served as a catechist prior to the paralyzing global pandemic, and he closely follows the Franciscan Contemplative Prayer movement.

Pam Griggs - Treasurer

Pam Griggs - Treasurer

Pam Griggs is an experienced finance leader with management experience spanning multiple industries,
in both private and public, for profit and not-for-profit organizations. She holds interest and insight into
the state of education, currently overseeing the financial activities of the Foundation for Excellence in
Education, a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing student achievement. Pam holds a
bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in finance and management, an MBA from the University
of Florida, and has more recently taken additional course work at Saint Leo University. As a dedicated
member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee, Pam has served in several board and leadership positions and
enjoys volunteering throughout the Tallahassee community, with a special passion for service initiatives
supporting children and families. Pam and her husband Chris are proud parents of two TCS scholars.

To view our Bylaws, click here.

To view our Charter Application, -click here.

To view our Contract with Leon County Schools, click here.

Our Parent Liaison is Matt Mohler.  He can be reached at [email protected].

The approved 22-23 TCS Budget can be found here.