MAEF Public Charter Schools collaborated with its parent organization, the Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF), in the formation of ACCEL Day and Evening Academy. MAEF has a strong track record of connecting the community to schools, supporting more than 1,200 school/community partnerships. The leadership team met with national experts in the education field, local business leaders, community college leaders, school district leaders, municipal leaders, and community advocates to garner feedback and support for ACCEL, resulting in a school model that is both in line with national best practices and the needs of the local community. 


Dr. Jeremiah Newell

“It has truly been the honor of my career to help co-create this school. Rather than competing with the Mobile County Public School system, the ACCEL Academy offers an innovative alternative to students who haven’t been able to achieve success in traditional classroom settings. They don’t just need a choice. This is fundamentally about giving them a chance.”



Administration and Faculty

We have a fantastic team of caring and supportive instructors. All ACCEL Day and Evening Academy staff are passionate about making a difference in students’ lives through their tireless dedication and drive to shape our youth. Get to know our committed team and their role in continuing our tradition of academic excellence.



Dean of Students


Director of School Support/Testing Coordinator

Director of Administration/Operations

Jabaria Dent

Director of Personalized Learning

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Advocate Counselor


Advocate Counselor

Student Support Coordinator


Kaitlin Campbell

Founding Teacher - English/Language Arts

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Founding Teacher History


Aisha Anderson

English/Language Arts Teacher


Amber Rohrbeck



Founding Teacher - Math


Martin Mutabazi

Math Teacher


Will Hester

History Teacher

Science Teacher

Adjunct Teacher

Science Teacher


Mike Thompson



Loren Scott


Karen Pugh

Cafeteria Manager


Dr. Michael Miller

Director of Federal Programs and Continuous Improvement


Melissa Nordmann

STEM Teacher


Angel Molette-Coole

Music Teacher


Amy Owens

Instructional Coach


Jordan Rivers

School Operations Assistant



Board of Directors

Supporting ACCEL is a highly engaged board of directors with members who are deeply rooted in the Mobile community and understand critical needs that ACCEL meets for area students. 


Henry O’Connor

Rob McGinley Jr.
Vice Chairman

Mark Spivey

Rev. Charlotte Green

Bernadette Burroughs
Board Member

Lance Covan
Board Member

Rev. Ernest Gwinn
Board Member

Jordan Jones
Board Member

Richard Perry
Board Member

Sarah Stashak
Board Member


All board meetings begin at 8:30 AM at
ACCEL Day and Evening Academy
(3100 Cottage Hill Rd.)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (Budget REVIEW)
Thursday, September 12, 2019 (BUDGET HEARING)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020