Board of Directors

Watershed Public Charter School operates as a non-profit public benefit organization, and therefore has a governing board, the Board of Directors. Board members receive no compensation other than reimbursement of actual expenses incurred while fulfilling duties as a  member of such a board. The Watershed Board is responsible for oversight of all aspects of school and community operations, and ensures that the Watershed mission and vision are followed in accordance with our Charter Agreement with the Board of Education. Our current focus is expansion of our current board membership, the addition of Middle School, and our upcoming 2023-2024 Charter Renewal process.

Watershed Board meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM EDT via Google Meet. The board of Watershed Public Charter School values and encourages input and feedback from the public during board meetings. If you would like to make public comment at an upcoming board meeting, email board@watershedpcs.org. Board members will not respond to public comments within the same board meeting except to ask clarifying questions.

When speaking, speakers are asked to give their full name and be respectful of the board and members of the public when speaking.  Speakers should address members of the board and be ready to respond to questions for clarification from the board if asked.  The board does not discuss personnel matters in open board meetings.  Inappropriate comments or behavior are discouraged. Inappropriate behavior is defined as insults, obscenities or profanity, attacks against any person in their personal capacity, and/or physical violence or threat thereof.

Meet the Current Watershed Board Members

Sage Magness-Hill,
Board President

Hello Watershed Community! My name is Sage Magness (they/them/theirs) and I’m honored to serve as your current President of the Board. 

Angela Donn,
Board Secretary

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Eric Ford,
Board Member

Eric N. Ford – originally from Virginia and a graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. in Sociology (1993), and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in the Nonprofit Sector from UMBC, has more than 25 years  

Kelley R. Pettiford- Kelly
Board Member

Kelley Pettiford-Kelly is a seasoned educator with 20 years of wide-ranging roles within the Educational Spectrum. Her career in education spans many… 

My name is Stephanie Vice, and I was born in raised in South Jersey.  In 1988, I relocated to Maryland and graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications  

Leah is a stormwater engineer for the state of Maryland, a mother of two wonderful children, a spouse to a fantastic partner, and an avid birder 

My name is Sarah Chapman and I teach kindergarten at Watershed Public Charter School. I graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, Johns Hopkins University with a certificate in Earth/Space Science 

Jessie Lehson is the Executive Director and Founder of Watershed Public Charter School. Ms. Lehson was a professor of sculpture for 12 years and is a practicing environmental artist.

Hello Watershed Families! I am so proud to be a part of this community as your principal! I am an avid walker, biker, hiker and reader