Elaine Riddick Charter School Board of Directors

The Elaine Riddick Charter School Board of Directors meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6PM. This meeting is open to the public. The board of directors is comprised of passionate volunteer members who oversee the school's operations and make key decisions regarding the direction of the school. The current board of directors are the founders of the school and are excited to bring a school of choice to the Perquimans, Pasquotank, and surrounding communities.


Diana Powell

Board Chair

Mrs. Powell brings ready energy and a strong sense of purpose to her passion as CEO/Owner of Justice Served NC, Inc.


Motivation and passion is a key factor to her personal and professional life. Mrs. Powell  says what makes her get up in the morning is knowing she can make a difference in someone’s life to help prevent them from remaining in the criminal justice system. Motivation and passion is a key factor to her personal and professional life.       


Tony Riddick


All children should be afforded the opportunity to learn in a safe and nurturing environment. We understand that learning styles are different and heavily influenced by culture. Our differences should not hinder our learning but enhance our learning. At Elaine Riddick Charter School, every child will be afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential based on their personal educational needs. 

Dr. Hortense Dodo


Education is my life purpose and STEAM education is my passion. My dream in joining Elaine Riddick Charter School is to help education and empower new generations of students. I want our school to teach students the beauty of the world and help polish them so they shine and give the best to themselves, their family, their community, and the world at large. 


Dr. Koffi Konan

Board Member

Education provides personal enlightenment and blossoming, sustains a healthier and wealthier mental and physical life, and releases the inner power for a full social productivity regardless of one's childhood history. Elaine Riddick Charter School intends to nourish every child with these vir


Archie Aples

Board Member

As a retired military professional, I understand what it means to undertake a challenge. I am accustomed to assessing a situation and deciding how to best address a it. In our community, students are struggling and our board, with the community's input, has created a school to address this obstacle head-on.