Alameda County Office of Education Team
L. Karen Monroe is the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools. She has dedicated herself to ensuring that students and families are seen, valued, and have access to vital educational opportunities and supports.
Teresa Kapellas is the Executive Director of Administrative Services for the Alameda County Office of Education. She has been a leader in the development of resources for quality charter school authorizing in California, particularly through her work with other county offices of education in the state.
David Patterson is the Director of CARSNet & Director of the Charter Schools Office for the Alameda County Office of Education. He has been involved in all aspects of charter schools and their oversight since 1992.
Advisory Board and Members
The CARSNet Advisory Board is composed of knowledgeable experts in the field of charter authorizing in California. The Advisory Board meets quarterly and is responsible for reviewing all data and reports, participating in the development of curriculum and designing of the annual conference and reaching out to charter school authorizers throughout the state. CARSNet Regional Leads also serve on the Advisory Board.
|Ted Alejandre||San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools/California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)|
|John Bohannon||Chico Unified School District/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member|
|Darlene Chambers||National Charter Schools Institute|
|Jose Cole- Gutiérrez||Los Angeles Unified School District/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member|
|Stephanie Farland||Collaborative Solutions for Charter Authorizers|
|Brianna Garcia||School Services of California|
|Violet Gutierrez||San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member|
|Judie Hall||California Department of Education, Charter Division (CDE)|
|Judy Higelin||Los Angeles County Office of Education/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member|
|David Patterson||Alameda County Office of Education/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member|
|Whitney Spalding-Spencer||National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)|
|David Toston||El Dorado County Charter SELPA|
|Richard Urias||Ventura County Office of Education|
|Dina Wilson||Los Angeles County Office of Education|