Babcock Neighborhood School and Babcock High School are charter schools of choice located in Charlotte County, Florida. Founded by the BNS Charter Application and BNS Charter BylawsBNS/BHS is governed by the Babcock Neighborhood School Governing Board. Members have been recruited from a pool of local educational, business and community leaders. They meet every other month with upcoming meetings found on our events calendar.

Our current board members are:

Jennifer Languell, Ph.D. – Founder and President of Trifecta Construction Solutions, providing consulting services to industries that are incorporating sustainable business practices into their daily operations. An award-winning author, Dr. Languell was also selected as a technical advisor and star for the Discovery Channel’s environmental series Discovery Project Earth. Dr. Languell serves in leadership roles with many non-profit organizations, is a past President/Vice President of the Florida Green Building Coalition, a LEED Accredited Professional for the USGBC, a Class 1 Certified Energy Rater, an NAHB Verifier and Certified Green Professional, and a Certifying Agent with the Florida Green Building Coalition.

Sarah E. Spector – Local Land Use and Community Association Law Attorney.  Ms. Spector is a Board Member of the Community Associations Institute, South Gulf Coast Chapter; member of the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers, serving as President from 2015-2016; Recruitment Chair & Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast-Lee County Community Board. 

Tricia Duffy – Former Charlotte County Commissioner from 2006 to 2016, she received an MS in Healthcare Administration from College of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois and a BA in Communications from Seton Hall Univ., So Orange, NJ.  Tricia’s background also includes serving as Director of Senior Health Services at hospitals in Ft. Myers and Myrtle Beach, SC. She was also Director of Marketing at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte and assisted businesses with TV advertising as an Account Executive with Comcast.  She briefly taught English and Journalism at Charlotte HS in Punta Gorda.

Tom Hall – President of TLH Consulting Group LLC., providing non legal consulting services to people and entities doing business with the Florida Court System. Mr. Hall is also an appellate lawyer with Bishop & Mills (with offices in Jacksonville and Tallahassee) and handles appeals in all six of Florida’s appellate courts.  He is also a Trustee of the Florida First Amendment Foundation and of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. Mr. Hall is former Clerk of the Court of the Florida Supreme Court. He also teaches extensively on a number of legal issues nationally and in Florida specifically on Florida’s Public Meeting and Open Records laws.

Gregory K. Adkins, Ed.D. – Retired Superintendent of Schools for the School District of Lee County, Florida 2015 – 2021. Professional educator with the Lee County School District 1988 – 2021. Currently serves as President, Rotary Fort Myers East and as a member of the FGCU Agribusiness Advisory Committee. He and his wife are co-owner and operators of a small farm in Buckingham, Florida. 

Parent Representative

Pursuant to 1002.33(7)(d)1., Florida Statutes, the Board will appoint a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist with questions and concerns, and resolve disputes. The representative from BNS is Jennifer Languell and she can be reached at [email protected]

System policies can be found within our school handbooks, policy forms, or by contacting the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school first. If you would like to file a grievance, please view the policy and form below.

BNS Grievance Policy

BNS Grievance Form

Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Meetings


Governing Board Meeting: Strategic Planning

9:00 am - 1:00 pmBabcock High School
Building and Grounds Committee Meeting

Building & Grounds Meeting

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Academic Committee Meeting

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Finance Meeting

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Governing Board Meeting

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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