top of page

About the Board of Education

Ocean Academy Charter School is governed by a Board of Education. This Board of Education has the same legal responsibility and authority as a Board of Education does in any other school district.

The Board of Education is charged with keeping the overall mission of the school in focus and continuously confirms that the objectives of the various parts of the school are in harmony with the mission.  They are also responsible for the direction of the district, its solvency and making personnel, financial, curricular and other major decisions.

Concerns of the Board of Education

The concerns of Ocean Academy’s Board of Education include:

  • Providing guidance of the charter school system through policy development;

  • Providing for a program of quality instruction;

  • Providing for management and direction of the charter school;

  • Providing for communication between the charter school and the community served by the school.

Members of the Board of Education

Ocean Academy’s Board consists of nine members who each serve a three-year term of office.  Members of the Board are volunteers.



  • Anita Lepelstat, President

Term Expires:  September 2025


  • Jim Muzikowski, Vice President

Term Expires:  September 2024

  • Thomas A. D'Ambola, Chair of the Finance Committee

Term Expires:  September 2023


  • Aase Schults Hare

Term Expires:  September 2023

  • Sharon Hollander

Term Expires:  September 2024


  • Roxanne Martin

Term Expires:  September 2025


  • Marshall White

Term Expires:  September 2025

  • Stephen Nichol

Term Expires:  September 2024

To Contact Members of the Board of

Open Public Meetings of the Board of Education


The Board of Education of Ocean Academy Charter School (Lakewood, Ocean County) holds all board meetings at Ocean Academy Charter School, located at 1650 Massachusetts Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.  If virtual attendance is needed, please call (732)987-6525 for log-in information and any other needed information.  Legal Notice of these meetings has been published in the Asbury Park Press, Paper of Record.  

Additionally, The Board of Education will be meeting on the following dates for the 2022-23 School Year (second Tuesday of each Month): 

October 11th, 2022 at 6:00 PM

November 8th, 2022 at 6:00 PM

December 13th, 2022 at 6:00 PM
January 10th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

February 14th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

March 14th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

April 11th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

May 9th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

June 13th, 2023 at 6:00 PM


Board Meeting Minutes

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018*

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018*

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

(*No Board of Education Meeting)


Board Meeting Minutes


Board Meeting Minutes

June 2020*

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020*

February 2020*

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019*

October 2019

September 2019*

August 2019

(*No Board of Education Meeting)


Board Meeting Minutes

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020*

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

(*No Board of Education Meeting)

(**Minutes are pending Board Approval)


Board Meeting Minutes

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022*

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021*

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021*

August 2021

July 2021*

(*No Board of Education Meeting)

(**Minutes are pending Board Approval)


Board Meeting Minutes

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023*

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022*

August 2022

July 2022*

(*No Board of Education Meeting)

(**Minutes are pending Board Approval)

bottom of page