Decades of enrichment experience. Thousands of students reached. Meet the team caring for your child.

We know how to create successful 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. By streamlining the planning and management process, and focusing on a continued commitment to safety and quality, Flex Academies allows foundations, PTAs, and school districts to offer stellar programming and generate revenue easily and efficiently.

Today, Flex Academies serves thousands of students nationally and internationally with our online and onsite before and after care programs, enrichment programs, tutoring, and summer and vacation camps.

Experienced Professionals Bringing Excitement To Schools

Executive Team


Founder and CEO

Joshua is an education entrepreneur. He created two companies that have transformed the education market, Ashley Tutors, which was sold in 2018, and Flex Academies.

He holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University and a M.A. in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Joshua is a die-hard sports fan (Go Caps! Go Nats!). He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter at their home in Washington, D.C.

Michael Fay

Chief Operating Officer

Michael leads operations for our entire field-based staff. Prior to joining Flex Academies, Michael held multi-state executive leadership roles at several major companies in both 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 his current role, Michael is the owner of several Subway Restaurants in Pennsylvania.


Director of Online Operations

Carmen is an educator and administrator with a decade of experience in operational excellence, as well as compliance monitoring.

After spending five years managing 60+ out of school time programs across the nation, Carmen truly knows what it takes to keep the gears turning at a senior management level.

In her spare time, this proud Colorado native enjoys anything involving sun and fun, live music, and all things canine related.


Director of Onsite Operations

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.

Field Operators

Our onsite programs are supported by our staff of over 100 Field Operators, who are hired, trained, and managed by Flex Academies. Flex Academies Field Operators are engaged in the school community to support PTAs, superintendents, school districts, and parents on a daily basis. Each member of our team has a passion for supporting ongoing student growth and achievement, and is committed to the safety of every student.

Our Platform for Parents

As the pandemic impacted schools, families, and businesses from coast-to-coast, we moved quickly to make our programming available online, directly to parents. From enrichment, to child care, tutoring, and more, our new platform – Flex Academies ONE – provides families with a portal for directly enrolling their children in our online programs.

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