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Who We Are

Our Vision

Building great public schools of joy and rigor that prepare all California students for success in college, career, community, and life.

Our Mission

To meet parent, educator, and community need for great public school options by supporting and advocating for high quality non-profit charter schools and sharing their success throughout California’s public schools.

Our Mission Commits Us to Equity, Opportunity and Access.

As part of California’s public school family, CCSA embraces its history of being an advocacy organization advancing issues of social justice and civil rights. Our members and the teachers and administrators who serve in their schools value diversity in culture, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and perspective. While we seek to grow a movement that serves all students, all families, and all communities, we work with a special spirit of urgency to provide our most historically underserved and vulnerable students with the high quality public education they deserve. We join in common cause with those fighting both inside and outside of public education for greater equity, opportunity, and access for all.

Our Governance

Board of Directors

CCSA Board Chair
President and CEO, Fortune School of Education

Board Member
Director, Walton Education Coalition

Board Secretary
CEO, Great Public Schools Now

Managing Director, Doris & Donald Fisher Fund

Board Member
Executive Director, Granada Hills High School

CCSA Board Member
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Equitas Academy Charter Schools

Board Member
Executive Director, The Classical Academies

Board Member
Executive Director, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Board Member
CEO, Hastings Fund

Board Member
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

President and Chief Executive Officer

(In Memoriam)
Board Member

Member Council

Casey Taylor


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

Jim Scheible, Clayton Valley Charter High School
Phone: (925)-524-7100

Fresno County

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

Los Angeles County


Los Angeles Unified


Los Angeles Unified

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

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


San Joaquin County

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

San Diego County


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

Member Council 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

Member Council 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


Innovative Schools Representative


Single, Site-Based Schools Representative

Monique Daviss, El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy
Phone: (714) 654-9621

Meet the CCSA Team

Executive Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, Civic Affairs

Senior Vice President, Legal Advocacy, and General Counsel

Chief External Affairs Officer

CCSA Staff

Vice President, School Performance, Accountability, and Research

Senior Director, Southern California Local Advocacy

Managing Director, Northern California Local Advocacy

Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer

Director, Regulatory Affairs

Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs

Vice President, Digital Strategy

Senior Director, Operations & Information Technology

Senior Director, School Development, Los Angeles

Director, Regional Advocacy, Greater Los Angeles

Director, Northern California Local Advocacy

Vice President, Civic and Political Affairs

Managing Director, Human Resources and Special Projects

Director, Regional Advocacy, Los Angeles

Senior Director, Operations, Civic and Political Affairs

Interim Senior Vice President, Regional Advocacy

Director, Legislative Advocacy

Managing Director, Data and Analytics

Director, Political and Strategic Affairs

Senior Director, Conference and Events

Director, Digital Communications 

Vice President, Northern California Local Advocacy

Managing Regional Director, Greater Los Angeles

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Director, Data Services & Architecture

Senior Director, Data Services

Associate Director, Research

Director, Marketing and Business Analysis

Manager, Youth Organizing

Director, Central Valley Local Advocacy

Managing Regional Director, Northern and Central California

Regional Director, Projects, Southern California

Director, Bay Area Local Advocacy

Director, Parent Organizing, Southern California

Vice President, School Quality Support

Director, Greater Los Angeles Local Advocacy

Vice President, Special Education

Associate Director, Community Engagement

Vice President, Political and Strategic Affairs

Senior Director, School Development, Southern California

Senior Director, Financial Reporting and Analysis

Vice President, Legal Advocacy, and Executive Director, Charter Schools Legal Defense Fund

Director, Accounting and Expense Management

Director, Human Resources and Special Projects

Associate Director, Data and Analytics 

Regional Director, Bay Area

Senior Advisor, Facilities

Vice President, School Development