Our kindergarten through 12th grade students are a tight-knit community of hardworking, hard playing, success-oriented individuals. We all work together to bring about the academic and personal success of every student in our care.
We serve at-risk students who live in residential settings with exceptional and exemplary educational resources. Our goal is to transition and integrate our students back into their home schools and society and to ensure they are capable of full participation in the process of family, employment, and community.
Welcome Inspire Academies Inspiring Greatness!
Welcome to Inspire Academies!
Inspire Academies, operated by BRAINATION, Inc., is at the forefront of innovative facilitating and learning methods. We have redefined traditional approaches to education and are becoming a leader in world-class learning—helping students to become expert learners and leaders, encouraging students to lead principle-centered lives, and inspiring students to belong, be great, and find joy.
The Inspire Academies public charter district, operated by the nonprofit BRAINATION, Inc. in San Antonio, has been selected as one of only 12 organizations across the country to present a workshop at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 19–22, 2022.
Anne Frank Inspire Academy, a BRAINATION public charter school, will host their Fifth Annual Anne Frank Inspire Awards virtually this year with a Facebook Live event that’s available and open to the public on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the Anne Frank Inspire Academy Facebook page.
"In this crisis, teachers have shown, as they have done so often, great leadership and innovation in ensuring that #LearningNeverStops, that no learner is left behind..."
The primary purpose of grading is to communicate student achievement. Over time grading has transformed into a process that tried to package many factors into one simple number. That is why at Anne Frank Inspire Academy, we are committed to sharing intentional, consistent, and meaningful information about each student's learning process. We do this by providing syllabi that specifically lay out our expectations for each unit. Syllabi communicate to parents and students what matters most: what a student needs to know, what they need to be able do, and what they are becoming.
At BRAINATION, we’re proud to serve some of the most diverse student populations in the country. Whether a student dreams of attending an elite university and obtaining 21 hours of college credit at our Anne Frank Inspire Academy public school, or strives to complete their high school diploma and obtain an industry-recognized career certification at one of our residential campuses, our daily goal is to inspire and empower every student to realize their dreams.
BRAINATION designs campuses to reimagine education. During this challenging time, we have an opportunity to inspire innovations in education yet again.
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Our Governing Board Members
A board of trustees currently governs our charter district. The board is selected pursuant to the bylaws of the charter district and has the authority to make decisions, appoint the superintendent, and significantly influence operations. The board has the primary accountability for the fiscal affairs of the charter district.
Otis "Scotty" Scott, Jr.
Otis L. Scott, Jr. recently joined the board in 2019 where he serves as board treasurer. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. His performance and achievements resulted in his selection as the Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) and Command Chief for the Air Force District of Washington serving over 30,000 individuals worldwide. He holds a bachelor of science in management from National Louis University and earned a dual master of arts in human resource development and management from Webster University. He has lectured at a variety of military institutions and agencies, institutes of higher learning, and professional organizations. He has championed causes to develop financial support for college-bound students. He has provided career counseling to over 2,500 students. His leadership roles in the community include president of the San Antonio Advisory Board of the Texas Diversity Council, president 10th Security Police Association, president of SAHRMA, and board of directors for City Year. He retired at the end of 2019 from University of San Antonio as the assistant director of career services, employer relations.
Dr. Alan Holden
Dr. Alan Holden
Dr. Alan Holden joined the board in 2018 where he serves as board secretary. Dr. Holden attended Kutztown State University of Pennsylvania and Temple University earning a bachelor and master of anthropology. He went on to earn his doctorate in community health sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health. Dr. Holden’s field experience includes research methods of psychology, etiology, and epidemiology of health disparities among children. He holds areas of expertise in psychology of health and medicine, behavioral science/health promotion/patient navigation, statistics and research design. His past appointments included serving as adjunct professor for Trinity University and as of present serves as adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Shelley joined the board in 2021. She is a CPA, certified internal auditor, and chartered global management accountant, among other certifications. Currently, she is a high performance results coach, financial consultant, and financial coach. Shelley also is a trainer of advanced integrative psychology. She graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor of arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Her volunteer experience through the San Antonio CPA Society is extensive. She served in multiple roles to include chair of the financial literacy committee, program coordinator/lead instructor for SAMMinistries money management courses, and public speaker. Shelly’s volunteerism also extended to being a financial coach for Solutions That Equip People for Success (STEPS) program. She is working on publishing a book.
Josephine joined the board in 2022 after a 30-year career in engineering and construction management. Her work history includes extensive experience in estimate development, project operations, and talent management for power generation and industrial projects in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Colombia. She started as a project construction representative and subsequently served in various corporate executive positions as vice-president. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of science in engineering. Her past leadership roles in the community include member of the executive committee of the World Affairs Council, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and board member of the San Antonio Council on Drug and Alcohol Awareness. She currently supports the implementation of the Chamber’s Leadership Programs and, as a STEM education advocate, works with academic institutions to grow and enhance their programs.
Steph joined the board in 2021. She is a behavior specialist, social skills strategist, professional development presenter, curriculum creator, and neurodiverse advocate. She has specialist certifications in autism, behavior, traumatic brain injury, and transition services. In addition to her behavior specialist experience, Steph has public school campus administration experience. Steph earned her bachelor of arts in psychology. Later she would attend the University of North Texas, where she obtained a master of education in education administration and a master of education in special education. She is the founder and director of the Starfish Social Club.