Decades of enrichment experience. Thousands of students reached. Meet the team caring for your child.
We know how to create successful programs
Flex was created in 2011 by serial education entrepreneur Joshua Chernikoff to help address the market inefficiencies of school run enrichment programs. Now, ten years later Flex has expanded its footprint under current majority owner and CEO Michael Fay. We now have strong, proven systems to streamline the planning and management process of the entire after school hours whether it be camps, before/after care, or enrichment. All of this work is done while maintaining an unwavering commitment to safety and quality.
Our work allows PTAs and school districts to not just offer great programing but also generate revenue to help support the local school community. Today, we serve thousands of children each school year across multiple states.
Experienced Professionals Bringing Excitement To Schools
Chief Executive Officer
Michael is the majority owner and CEO of Flex. Before taking on the CEO role, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer and earlier in his career held multi-state executive leadership roles at several major companies in the retail and education space.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Post University. In addition to operating Flex, Michael is the owner of several Subway Restaurants in Pennsylvania.
Chief Operations Officer
Rhondalyne has worked with children and youth in several capacities for over 25 years.
Over those two and a half decades, she has worked in schools, child protective services, and daycare administration, to name a few. She has a background in social work, and earned both a Bachelors and Masters degree in the field.
Rhondalyne is also a super proud mother to a 12 year old son who keeps her busy with his interests in technology, WWE, and music. She finds time to mentor and counsel the youth in our community.
Chief Strategy Officer
Michael brings over 10 years of experience in the Franchise Development sector to Flex Academies. He was also directly responsible for building hundreds of partnerships between schools and a leader in the QSR industry to deliver healthy, affordable lunch options for students. Michael is passionate about making Flex’s high-quality enrichment and care programs available to students across the country. Michael is the proud father of two boys, ages 11 & 15. In his spare time, he is an avid marathon runner and enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach.
Jamie has worked in Education for over 25 years as an Operational Leader in Early Childhood Education and After-School.
Throughout the time in Education, she has worked as a Preschool Teacher, an Administrator and a Senior Leader overseeing over 40 programs. Jamie enjoys the sourcing and hiring aspect of Operations which is what drew her to her current role.
Jamie is a proud wife and a mother to two boys. In her spare time, she loves watching her oldest play baseball, glamping, planning their next family trip and spending time outdoors with her family.
Jaron has spent the past several years helping run basketball camps and clinics in the DMV area. Before that he worked at the Franciscan Center and Catholic Charities helping the economically disenfranchised get back on their feet and reach independent stability. He served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team at the University of Arizona. In his final season as a manager, Arizona won the Pac-10 Championship and reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament. Originally from Washington, D.C., he earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Arizona in 2011. He enjoys running and traveling with his friends and family during his free time.
Enrichment Business Partner
Morgan is a DMV native who has spent the last several years of his life dedicated to the enrichment of youth throughout the DMV. Morgan has spent time as a teacher and administrator in DCPS and Prince George County Schools, while also coaching and mentoring young student-athletes. Morgan also believes that children’s road to success begins with strong mentorship, which he looks to provide. In his spare time, Morgan enjoys spending time with his daughters, cooking, coaching sports, and traveling.
Operations Business Partner
Casey has always had a passion for working with children in various ways such as babysitting, youth groups, tutoring in high school, and teaching. She loves seeing children learn new things and the excitement that it brings. She also worked as a Training Store GM for a popular QSR where she used her love of educating and mentoring to train future store managers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Maryville University in St. Louis. Casey spends her free time trying out new recipes and exploring parks and museums with her three kids.
Chelsea is a Houston native with a passion for health and educating today’s youth. With a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri and a Master’s degree in Human Performance from the University, she LOVES teaching others about the ways in which our bodies work. Chelsea has an extensive background in teaching, both in and outside of a traditional classroom setting. When she is not working Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband, and 2 children, reading great books, and working out.
Hannah has been a part of the education world for over 10 years. She graduated cum laude with a BSED from the University of Georgia. Hannah has had experience in multiple fields including teaching Georgia Pre-k, coordinating a tutoring center for middle and high school students, and enhancing literacy in Gwinnett County libraries and schools as a children’s librarian.
When she isn’t helping to increase children’s love of learning, Hannah enjoys traveling across the country and abroad, spending time outdoors, and relaxing with friends.
Shirley has over 30 years of experience in education that ranges from early childhood to school-age kids in the classroom, before and after school care and summer camps. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado she spent 3 years teaching 2nd grade on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona before moving into the world of school age child care. Shirley’s focus is on delivering the highest quality programs and fostering relationships with children and families.
When she’s not working, Shirley enjoys reading, going to movies, traveling (she’s especially fond of cruises) and hanging out with both her immediate and extended families. She is also an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche fan!
Territory Director-St. Louis
Jennifer Bell is a Chicago native who has dedicated her life to serving the underprivileged. From devoting the past 15 years to social work, serving children and families and volunteering as a mentor to children with the Soul Train Impact Project, connecting them with influential entrepreneurs within the community. A former BGCC and YMCA member, Jennifer is extremely passionate about connecting children with the resources needed to excel. Outside of volunteering, Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with the love of her life, her nephew PJ.
Associate Manager, Enrichment
Our programs are supported by a staff of educators, who are hired, trained, and managed by Flex. Our team is engaged in the school community to support PTAs, school leadership, and parents on a daily basis. Our enrichment and program coordinators, as well as program instructors care deeply about student growth, achievement, and the safety of every child in our care.