Board of Directors

Workforce Advantage Academy’s board of directors guides the school’s direction. This culturally diverse group of citizens shares a commitment to the educational needs of high school students. Individuals with experiences in both the private and public sectors of the Central Florida business community serve on the board. They draw from careers in education, business, banking, law and accounting. Workforce Advantage Academy benefits greatly from the broad base of expertise board members provide to the organization.

The Workforce Academy Board of Directors meeting is held the second Monday six times a year at the Academy, 2210 S. Rio Grande Ave., Florida 32805

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Hughes

Board Member

Elizabeth Hughes P.O. Box 540055 Orlando, Florida 32854-0055 407-529-5315

Ed Thomas Jr.


Orlando Utilities Commission 500 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 407-737-4243

Steve Blomley

Board member

JMHC Inc. 2170 State Road 43 Longwood, Florida 32750 321-303-2982

Parent Representative

Neil Cavanagh

Workforce Partners

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Student holistic development

Our students develop the academic, employment and social skills that they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change in their communities.

Dedicated team of education professionals

Workforce Advantage Academy is operated by a dedicated team of education professionals, with no ties to a management company.

Experiential learning opportunities

Experiential learning opportunities allow students to achieve academic excellence, employment success and social responsibility.

Provides students with work experience

Workforce Advantage Academy provides students with work experience while remaining in school and learning more about business and careers.

Workforce Advantage Academy Charter School, an Orange County Public High School, offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn while they learn. Students spend half their time in a paid job, gaining valuable work experience while earning school credit as an elective for the internship.