Our Team

Executive Team

Jamie Brumer-Clemons
Chief Executive Officer

Jamie is the Chief Executive Officer for Reason & Republic. She brings two decades of education experience as a classroom teacher and administrator, non-profit leader, and charter school operational leader.

Jamie comes to R&R from South Florida where she led all school operations for a six-school charter organization. She is planning on using her vast experience and knowledge of the charter school landscape to continue to enhance the mission and vision of the organization by providing strong leadership, with a focus on strategic thinking and thoughtful execution. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Sociology and a Master of Science in Education from Nova Southeastern University. In her free time, she loves spending time with her devoted husband, two daughters, and beloved pets.

Kelly is the Director of Educational Services for Reason & Republic. Her experience as an educator includes being a classroom teacher, assistant principal, adjunct professor, special services coordinator, and charter school principal. Dr. Griffis’ has had the opportunity to work in various educational settings including charter schools, public schools, and private schools.

Kelly believes in the importance of educational excellence. Her desire to improve upon her educational practice has led her to obtain a bachelor’s in psychology and education, a master’s in special education, an educational specialist degree in school leadership and a doctorate in school administration. Kelly and her husband live in Fair Play, SC where her husband is a pastor and owns a non-profit for at-risk youth in the area. They have three children and five grandchildren.

KELLY GRIFFIS
Director of Educational Services
Principal, SC Prep
Monique Bustamante
Chief Financial Officer

Monique Bustamante is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Florida. She earned her Master’s Degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelors in Accounting from Florida International University.

Monique has worked in public accounting for over 15 years, specializing in educational and non-profit organizations, including performing audits of compliance with federal and state reporting and grant requirements. She is currently a partner at Verdeja, de Armas, Trujillo & Álvarez, LLP, an accounting, advisory and consulting firm in South Florida. Monique is passionate about her work with schools and non-profit organizations and volunteers on the audit committee of United Way of Miami-Dade County and is a member of Women’s United. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).

In her free time, she enjoys quality time with her husband and two children, and spends much of that time fishing, on the water, or at the beach.

Mr. Van Hooser graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education and from Walden University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  Mr. Van Hooser began his teaching career in 1985 teaching Mathematics.  Over the course of his 40 years in education, he has taught Science, Social Studies and all levels of high school Mathematics from Pre Algebra to Precalculus.  Mr. Van Hooser has coached a wide variety of sports but mainly focused on basketball,  football, and baseball.  Mr. Van Hooser has over 12 years of administrative experience as an Assistant Principal, a Director of Curriculum, and Principal.  Mr. Van Hooser’s wife Chrissy is a long time teacher as well in both middle school and elementary school.  He has two adult children who are successful in their own careers.
JIM VAN HOOSER
Leadership School Principal