Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees


Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn's Board of Trustees "The Board" is committed to the oversight and governance required to ensure operational and academic success. While upholding Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn's mission, The Board will comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The Board Chair serves as the primary contact for school related concerns. Concerns, complaints and/or comments should be sent via email address provided. The Chairman or designee will issue a response within forty-eight (48) hours.

James Cecil Simpson
Mr. Simpson currently Adjunct Lecturer in finance, economics and management at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, in the Business and Information Systems Department.  His work experience includes providing comprehensive financial modeling studies used in capital structure analyses for internal determination of credit worthiness and as supportive submission when seeking formal public ratings from the agencies.

Jack Brown  
Mr. Brown is the CEO of CORE Services Group, a transitional housing development and supportive services company, has nearly 20 years experience in the development and operation of community-based correctional facilities, and other supportive housing that serves New York’s most vulnerable individuals. His programs primarily address the needs of forensically involved underserved, difficult to serve, and service resistant youth and adults.

Claire Robinson

Claire Robinson is a retired financial services executive with extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning and personnel management.  Prior to joining Hyde Leadership Charter School – Brooklyn’s Board of Trustees, she served on the board of the Achievement First network of schools in Brooklyn and served as Board Chair of the Endeavor School in Clinton Hill. 


Claire has lived in Brooklyn for more than thirty years and is passionate about helping to assure that all of the borough’s children have access to an excellent education.  She holds an MBA in finance from Columbia University, a MA in Russian from Penn State and a BA in Russian and French from New College