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.

Janine Scharff

Program Manager for New York

Janine was previously an elementary school teacher, as well as a PTA president. She currently teachers 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.

Joan DellaLana

Program Manager for New Jersey

Joan is a former Girl Scout troop leader as well a volunteer cheer leading adviser, both on the recreational and competitive level. Joan has also taught art enrichment courses in the Kinnelon Public School System. She loves to read and spend time with her husband and her two daughters.

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.

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

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.