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Our Team


Apryl Felder (she/her)


Apryl (rhyming with "Elle") is a native of the deep south and founder of Atlanta Free School, a democratic learner-centric school with a philosophy of education for Black liberation, currently in its piloting phase. A human rights advocate since her early childhood, Apryl continues to seek transformative ways and means of facilitating equity and justice in the realm of education and beyond. She is biological mother to two incredible humans and co-parent to another. Her advocacy in education has centered around children with special needs, and in the community, she broadly engages racial and socioeconomic inequities. Apryl enjoys trekking the world and has a deep-rooted fascination with the cosmos (in particular the Milky Way) and is an aspiring astrophotographer.

Apryl Felder


Victoria Bonhomme (she/her)


Victoria Bonhomme

Bio coming soon...


Dr. Samuel Cargile (he/him)

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Dr. Samuel Cargile

Dr. Cargile is a former vice president and senior advisor to the president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, where he served for 15 years, retiring in 2016. Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all in order to reach the Foundation’s goal of increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other post-high school credentials to 60 percent by 2025. He was one of the architects of the Foundation’s largest, single investment, Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count and led its successful transition to Achieving the Dream, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization that is now leading a national reform network in the United States of more than 220 colleges in 41 states and the District of Columbia dedicated to student success and completion. The model also has been emulated internationally in several countries, including South Africa and New Zealand.

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