Board of Directors

QEI Durham is governed by a Board of Directors. 

The Board is responsible for the general control, management, and supervision over all matters pertaining to QEI Durham.  The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day operations of QEI Durham subject to the direction of the Board. 

To contact the board, email

We welcome parents to join our board meetings for public comment. The next scheduled board meeting will be in April 2019 TBD day, at 6pm in the QEI Gymnasium.

]The Priorities Dashboard was created by the Board in an effort to be transparent about what topics, policies, and/or concerns we are currently prioritizing. We hope to create a culture of transparency and communication between stakeholders and the board.

The following persons are members of the Board:

Eric Pristell, Chair

Symone Fogg, Vice Chair

Alethea Bell, Secretary

Maurice Cotton, Treasurer

Janelle Terry, PTA President

Susan Hester

Dr. Martinette Horner

Reverend William Stephens

Joe Williams

Board Committees include at least one board member either as chair or a member. Non-board members can serve on these committees.

Academic Committee

Chair: Martinette Horner

The Academic Committee shall consist of members of the Board appointed by the Chairman and may consist of non-Board members, also appointed by the Chairman. The Academic Committee shall be responsible for oversight of the school’s academic policies, curriculum, standards, testing, and student honor code.

Principal Search Committee

Chair: Janelle Terry

This committee serves to find a permanent principal for Quality Education Institute of Durham.

Finance Committee

Chair: Maurice Cotton

The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer, the Principal and such other Board members appointed by the Chairman. The Finance Committee shall develop and review fiscal procedures, fundraising strategies and goals and the annual budget with the Principal and the Board. The Finance Committee shall also make recommendations to the Board on hiring all independent certified public accountants and/or auditors. Non- Board members are eligible to serve on the Finance Committee.

School Improvement Committee

Chair: Symone Fogg 


  • Conducts research to gather qualitative and quantitative data to make fact-based decisions for the school.
  • Synthesizes our findings to ideate and plan improvement initiatives for the school
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to implement a tangible mission and vision.
  • Innovates processes and systems within the school to achieve said vision.

We welcome feedback from all members of the QEI Family. Your suggestions, ideas, and concerns are pertinent to our sustained success.