Industry leader in quality children’s programming

If you're looking to create an awesome before and aftercare program, enrichment program, or summer / vacation camp for your school, you've come to the right place. Flex Academies is guaranteed to WOW the kids, parents, PTA and school administration in your community. We provide a variety of safe and fun activities, complete program management, and certain programs can create a year long fundraiser for your PTA!

We know how to create successful school programs

Flex Academies was created in 2011 by Joshua Chernikoff, the Founder and President of Ashley Tutors. Ashley Tutors began tutoring in area schools, and Joshua realized the market inefficiencies of school-run enrichment programs. Today, Flex Academies serves more than 80 schools in 6 states with before and aftercare programs, enrichment programs and summer and vacation camps.

Experienced professionals bringing excitement to schools

Executive Team

Joshua Chernikoff

Founder and CEO

Joshua is an education entrepreneur, creating two companies that transformed the educational market. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter in their neighborhood in Washington DC.

Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York

Karen Izzi

Regional Director for Connecticut

Previously, Karen was Vice President of the Julian Curtiss After School Program. Karen was also a British trained nanny!

Alissa Pecora

Regional Director for New York

Alissa previously was the Customer Service Manager for Flex Academies in NJ, CT, and NY. In her free time, she is a PTA president, enjoys spending time with family, and traveling.

Janine Scharff

Program Manager for New York

Janine was previously an elementary school teacher, as well as a PTA president. She currently teaches yoga part-time and continues to volunteer on the PTA boards at her daughters’ schools and is a Greenwich Alliance for Education board member. She enjoys yoga, reading, tennis/paddle, and spending time with her family and friends.

DC Area

Jessie Richardson

Regional Director for DC Area

Jessie was previously an elementary school teacher, team leader, and managed the enrichment program at a school in Fairfax County, VA. She enjoys being with family, baking and traveling.

Linda Geen

District Manager for DC Area

Linda was previously a PTA president, substitute teacher, and most recently, the Onsite Coordinator for the Flex Academies program at DC's Lafayette Elementary School. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, cooking, and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

Michelle Thompson

Regional Director for DC Area

Michelle was previously an elementary school teacher, as well as a writer and editor for a variety of educational publishing companies. She has served as a PTA board member, and enjoys traveling, volunteering, learning to play tennis, and spending time with her family.

Industry leaders to manage the entire process

We know what needs to be done to build a successful program. Let us work our magic at your school. Your families, students and PTA will be thanking us.

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Find out how Flex Academies can transform your school program. You’ll be glad you called us, and your school community will be too.