Binky Michele Jones
Senior Vice President, Operations
Binky began her career with Ombudsman in 2000 as a center director for Metro Charter, one of eight schools operated by the company in Arizona. She has served in several positions for Ombudsman, including regional manager of Arizona and assistant vice president of operations. In 2013, Binky was promoted to regional vice president and is responsible for providing overall leadership, quality assurance, and strategic direction for the Ombudsman Charter Schools. Binky has bachelor’s and master’s degrees of education and administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She currently holds a K-12 Arizona teaching certificate in vocational education and an Arizona Principal’s Certificate. She serves as the Charter Representative for Ombudsman Charter Schools and is currently a Board Member for the Arizona Alternative Education Consortium.
Vice President, Curriculum and Instruction
Finn earned her master’s degree in education from DePaul University, with focus on language, literacy and specialized instruction, and she holds certification in special education, English, reading and social studies. Finn served as a graduate assistant at DePaul University and was responsible for managing the Reading and Learning Lab, which served K-12 students in the community. In the DePaul lab, she also tutored college students who struggled with reading, organization and test-taking skills.
Finn began her career as an Ombudsman teacher in 1998, advancing to site director and then regional manager for Illinois and Arizona. As assistant vice president of curriculum and instruction, Finn focuses on curriculum development, implementation and evaluation for all Ombudsman learning centers, and oversees the curriculum training function for all teachers and staff. She successfully developed and implemented a course structure that ensures academic standards are met in all areas, and courses are paced to ensure teachers can work with students to set goals for academic success. Finn implemented evidence-based instructional strategies across the organization, and continues to provide professional development for teachers in this area.
Regional Vice President
Mike is an experienced educator dedicated to improving student learning through the use of innovative strategies. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and master’s degrees in both Instructional Technology and Educational Administration.
During his 13-year career, he has experience in curriculum development, online course building, student program management, leadership advising, peer mentoring, professional development, and benchmark development and analysis. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and provides support to educators at all levels who seek national certification, and he is an adjunct professor with Grand Canyon University.
Director of Special Education & Support Services
Evan’s younger brother, who has disabilities, inspired Evan’s commitment to special education. Evan has 22 years of experience, and has served as a special education teacher, special education support facilitator, behavior specialist, athletic director, assistant principal, intern principal and principal. Evan has a Bachelor of Science in health science and a Master of Science in special education and educational leadership
Joseph has more than 10 years of experience constructing and using information systems in businesses and schools. He has built several student data tracking systems and is responsible for data management that supports Ombudsman students and staff, responding to requests for records, generating reports and providing training and support regarding Ombudsman’s systems.
Stacy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship from Arizona State University in 2017 and she is currently pursuing her MBA. She served for four years as the administrative coordinator for the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center, where she managed daily operations, worked to develop staff roles and procedures, supervised bookkeeping and payables, and worked to successfully eliminate the organization’s debt.
Kimberly S. Jagger
Kimberly’s goal is to ensure Ombudsman students have every opportunity to be successful. She has a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, a minor in mathematics, and a master’s in instruction and curriculum, and has served as a teacher and director at Ombudsman. Before becoming a teacher, Kimberly worked as a chemist in the manufacturing and environmental industries.
April was a teacher and director at Ombudsman before becoming an academic advisor. She has nearly 25 years of experience in education, teaching Spanish, writing, math, and English as a second language. April earned a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Spanish and a minor in linguistics with certification in Teaching English to Others as a Foreign Language.