The Cornerstone Charter Schools Management Team
Our Management Team exists to ensure that the Cornerstone team delivers results where they matter most – in the lives of each and every Cornerstone Charter School student. Our team members are not only proven in their respective areas of expertise, but they collaborate to deliver the best possible education to our children.
Reid Gough, CEO
Mr. Gough is a recognized leader in creating highly-effective educational institutions across multiple campuses and online. His program has served tens-of-thousands of students from across the country and around the world. Mr. Gough founded Circuit Learning to create a new model of education that increases student readiness for college, work and life, while reducing the amount of time and expense for all. Most recently, Circuit Learning has partnered with Cornerstone to design and deliver the Deloitte Cornerstone Career Pathways (DCCP) program. The program launched in September of 2015 and has delivered positive results. Prior to founding Circuit Learning, Mr. Gough was a university dean and college president. While serving in these leadership roles he consistently achieved strong academic results, robust enrollment growth, high student retention and strong graduate placement rates that exceeded industry standards. Mr. Gough believes in creating a culture of excellence that positively impacts all facets of the organization and ultimately leads to success. Mr. Gough received his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his Masters of Education degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University.
Josh Britton, COO
Mr. Britton joins the Cornerstone family with deep experience in the areas of operational excellence, technology leadership and growth strategies. His vision is to see Cornerstone Charter Schools set the bar for the best practices for innovation in education, community engagement, and model scalability. His path to Cornerstone has seen time spent at a number of leading consulting and finance firms, including Accenture, Goldman Sachs, and Slalom Consulting. As an experienced leader in business, Mr. Britton is dedicated to growing Cornerstone and achieving the vision of maximizing both the breadth and depth of our reach to our city’s young people. He is a Chicago transplant where he received his B.A. from Northwestern University, and now claims Detroit for his adopted home.
Pamela Farris, CAO
Ms. Farris is a life-long learner who has been in education for 17 years. She has served as an administrator for children in K- 12th grade for 13 of those years. Ms. Farris attended University of Detroit Mercy, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in History, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Instruction, and a Master’s/ Specialist Degree in Administration. Mrs. Farris has studied education in Oxford, England, led several education delegations to Kusatsu, Japan, and traveled to China to tour International Baccalaureate schools. These experiences enhanced her knowledge and understanding of the essential components for creating educational programs that will provide children with the skills they need to become global and critical thinkers in the 21st century. Now, as the Chief Academic Officer of Cornerstone Charter Schools, she has been afforded the opportunity to develop sustainable systems for Personalized Learning across the network of K-12 schools.
Jill Bachle, CFO
Ms. Bachle is Cornerstone Charter Schools’ Chief Financial Officer. She brings two decades of expertise in finance to the Cornerstone family and is invaluable in ensuring that we deliver service at the height of effectiveness. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s School of Business and a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy from Walsh College. She has experience in both non-profit and for-profit accounting, having worked with the City of Royal Oak, Plante Moran, and boasting 10 years of Public School Academy experience. As a hard-working, data-driven decision-maker, she is committed to the CCS vision and believes that all students can achieve given the appropriate supports.