Member Council

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The Member Council is an advisory council to the CCSA Board advising on issues impacting charter schools across the state such as academic accountability and the organization's statewide policy priorities. It is made up almost exclusively of school leaders. Most representatives fill one of three types of positions: 1) regional positions intended to represent schools from a county or district, 2) "open positions" intended to represent areas of the state outside those represented by regional appointees and 3) school type positions intended to ensure that perspectives from the various types of charter schools are represented.


Malka Borrego, Chair


Regional Representatives

Alameda County
Hae-Sin Thomas, Education for Change
Phone: (510) 568-7936

Butte County
Casey Taylor, Achieve Charter School
Phone: (530) 872-4100

Contra Costa County

Fresno County
James Bushman, University High School
Phone: (559) 278-8263

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Unified
Malka Borrego, Equitas Academies
Phone: (213) 201-0440

Los Angeles Unified

Los Angeles Unified

Orange County
Anthony Saba, Samueli Academy
Phone: (714) 619-0215

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Debbie Tarver, Desert Trails Preparatory Academy (DPTA) and LaVerne Elementary Preparatory Academy (LEPA)
Phone: 760-963-1861

Sacramento County
Jim Scheible, St. Hope Public Schools
Phone: (916) 275-9589

San Joaquin County
Anthony Solina, Aspire Public Schools
Phone: (209) 466-6630

San Diego County
Delia Kumabe, Excellence and Justice in Education Academy
Phone: (619) 401-4150

San Diego Unified
Nicole Assisi, Thrive Public Schools
Phone: (619) 839-9543

Santa Clara County
Frances Teso, Voices College-Bound Language Academies Phone: (408) 791-1609

Open Positions

Chris Topham, Sebastopol Independent Charter School
Phone: (707) 246-8282

Mary Galvin, Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education
Phone: (805) 648-5503 x 1001

School Type and Other Positions

Charter Management Organizations (CMOs)
Marcia Aaron, KIPP LA Schools
Phone: (213) 489-4461, ext. 101

Charter Support Organization Representative
Jeff Rice, A-Plus+
Phone: (530) 478-7726

Conversion Schools Representative

Independent Study Schools Representative
Paul Keefer, Pacific Charter Institute
Phone: (866) 992-9033

Innovative Schools Representative
Oliver Sicat, Ednovate
Phone: (213) 454-0599

Single, Site-Based Schools Representative
Monique Daviss, El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy
Phone: (714) 654-9621

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