Industry leader in enrichment program management

If you're looking for an awesome enrichment program 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 actvities, complete program management, and a year long fundraiser for your PTA!

We know enrichment

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. In 2013, Judy Bunnell joined Flex Academies as a partner. Together, they grew the company, and were in more than 40 schools when Judy retired, in October of 2017. Today, Flex Academies serves more than 65 schools in five states.

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.

Matt Hale

Director of Business Development

Matt previously was the program director for one of the largest school sports enrichment providers. He enjoys spending time with his family, rooting on the Washington Nationals and Buffalo Bills.

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 Jersey and 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.

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.

Stephen Hale

Program Manager for DC and Virginia

Previously, Stephen had Youth and Program Director positions at the YMCA in Los Angeles, and The nZone Sports facility. He enjoys playing sports with his son, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.

Michelle Thompson

Enrichment Coordinator

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 succesful enrichment 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 enrichment program. You’ll be glad you called us, and your school community will be too.