CARSNet Leadership

 

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.

 

Members

NAME AGENCY/ORGANIZATION
Ted AlejandreSan Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools/California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)
John BohannonChico Unified School District/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member
Darlene ChambersNational Charter Schools Institute
Jose Cole- GutiérrezLos Angeles Unified School District/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member
Stephanie FarlandCollaborative Solutions for Charter Authorizers
Brianna GarciaSchool Services of California
Violet GutierrezSan Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member
Judie HallCalifornia Department of Education, Charter Division (CDE)
Judy HigelinCalifornia Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member
David PattersonAlameda County Office of Education/California Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member
Whitney Spalding-SpencerNational Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)
David TostonEl Dorado County Charter SELPA
Richard UriasVentura County Office of Education
Dina WilsonLos Angeles County Office of Education
Gail GreelyCalifornia Charter Authorizing Professionals Board Member