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Palm Beach Maritime Museum, Inc. d/b/a Palm Beach Maritime Academy and High School



Palm Beach Maritime Museum, Inc. d/b/a Palm Beach Maritime Academy and High School


2016-2017 Board Meetings



Board Meetings have been changed to the Fourth Wednesday of the Month



5:00 PM



600 S. East Coast Ave., Lantana, FL 33462.


If you wish to place an item on the Governing Board Agenda, please email Ms. Turchiaro at at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


Board of Trustees/Governing Board



R. Scott Shelley-Member

Mr. Shelley is a South Florida resident for 22 years. Since 2000 Scott has operated an independent advisory practice with a focus on Financial Risk Management and Asset Protection planning. He holds a Series 7, 63 & 65 FINRA license & State insurance licenses in Florida and several other states. Scott began his financial career as a stock broker in 1995 after attending Nova University. Prior to opening his own practice Scott worked for a national estate planning company and John Hancock Financial Services.




Dr. Andy Binns -Chairman


Dr. Andy Binns retired in 2011 as the Director of FTE & Student Reporting for the School District of Palm Beach County, which serves over 175,000 students. He was responsible for insuring that student data was recorded correctly in the district’s Student Information System (TERMS) and accurately reported to the FDOE. Throughout the years, he developed scheduling procedures that ensured the district met the constitutional Class Size requirements, addressed remedial instruction, and accounted for all instructional personnel.


Dr. Binns currently consults with charter schools across the state addressing their student scheduling and data reporting. He has been teaching finance/budgeting courses over the last 20 years for several universities and has developed curriculum for courses at the Graduate and Doctoral levels.


He and his wife are avid travelers and have resided in Palm Beach County since 1988.


Judy Lehman-Member


Being born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida, Judy Lehman proudly calls herself a Florida Native.  She began an extensive teaching career after attending University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University in 1988.  Judy has teaching experience across all three levels; 16 years in Elementary School teaching all subjects, three years in Middle School teaching Language Arts and 6 years in High School teaching English, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a College and Career Readiness Program.  While working in this capacity, she also has served as an Instructional Leader, mentor for teachers and teacher leaders, Choice Program Coordinator, Graduation and College bound Coach, writer and manager of many federal and state grants, Coordinator/Facilitator of Professional Learning Communities, and Coordinator of Professional Development. Her latest endeavor with the School District of Palm Beach County is as a Specialist in the Department of Professional Development.  She currently serves as the District’s Coordinator for the Alternative Certification Program, Clinical Education Training, National Teacher Induction Network Facilitator and Trainer as well as District Trainer for the Marzano Observation and Evaluation System. She strives to be a lifelong learner, believing that high expectations of her, peers and students are strong elements that will lead to her success in any environment.


Craig Young, Esq.-Member


Jason Handin, Esq.-Member



Pat Tierney, Parent/Facilitator Liaison
Lantana 1 (561) 547-3775
Lantana 2 (561) 578-5700
Shari Cooper, Parent/Facilitator Liaison (Back-up for Mr. Tierney)

I wanted to introduce myself to you.  I am Mrs. Shari Cooper and I am the Teacher-Parent Liaison.  

I am here to assist you with school-home communications and any issues that you may be having in the school.  I am here to act as a partner with the parents and the teachers/administrators.

I am also compiling a list of parents that would like to volunteer their time to help our school be the best it can be!  We would love to have volunteers to help in the lunchroom, assisting teachers, helping with evening parent events, and fundraising.  Please email me your name and phone number if you are interested in volunteering.  

All parents should like the Palm Beach Maritime Academy Facebook page.  The Facebook page is continuously updated with important information about the school.  In addition, there are often pictures and videos of exciting events that your child may be participating in.

I am looking forward to working with all of you!

(561) 547-37757



Parents that wish to speak at a board meeting need to submit a request at either Lantana 1 or 2 front office 2 hours prior to the meeting.


Every charter school’s governing board must appoint a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and resolve disputes. At our last Board Meeting the Board voted Pat Tierney as the Parent/Facilitator Liason for Palm Bach Maritime Academy. We look forward to working with Mr. Tierney.


School Grade:
K-8 C
9-12 C