What Every Board Member Should Know: Indicators of Success and Stability

Tuesday, March 16, 9:00 am–9:50 am

Now more than ever, charter school board members fulfill a critical function in ensuring the success and survival of charter schools. What are the red flags that signal when a school is in danger -- in finance, operations, student achievement? How do we measure success aligned to our mission and vision? What preventative measures help to decrease risk? Our experts will provide recommendations and tools to help board members govern with proactive, consistent, effective oversight.

Topic: Operate - Governance
Additional Audience(s): Board Members
Level: All

Presented by

Annie Crangle Annie Crangle, Friday

Annie is a team leader, strategist, and coach. She utilizes her experiences in education, business, and athletics to facilitate inclusive strategic planning processes. Her ability to work across sectors and with diverse leaders stems from years of advising social impact organizations, playing Division I college basketball, and teaching elementary kids. Annie has worked in public education as a TFA alumnae, Minneapolis Public School District curriculum consultant, and strategic advisor to over thirty public schools across the country. She is a member of the Olympic Club Women’s National Basketball team and serves as the Board Chair for Playworks Northern California.

Amita Parikh Amita Parikh, EdTec Inc.

As part of the client management team at EdTec for the last 7 years, Amita Parikh works with charter schools across Southern California to ensure accurate financial statements and future financial planning. In this role, Amita presents financial statements and multi-year projections to Boards of charter schools with varying financial forecasts to ensure transparency in hopes of ensuring the Board is empowered with the information they need to provide oversight of charter schools. She has her BA in Social Welfare and BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

Jennifer Reyes Jennifer Reyes, EdTec, Inc.

Dr. Jennifer Reyes has extensive experience in teaching, school leadership, and instructional coaching. As part of the LCAP 360 Team, she assists schools in developing their Local Control Accountability Plans and processes to align with their mission and vision. She also supports with reporting and planning for accreditation, petitions, grant applications, and more. Prior to her arrival at EdTec, she served as a site leader, organization-level leader, and instructional coach with a charter school network in Los Angeles, where she developed expertise in school improvement and accountability. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA.

Harold Rollin Harold Rollin, The Academies Charter Management Organization

Harold Rollin serves as Board Chair for The Academies Charter Management Organization (TACMO) which oversees two charter schools in Visalia, where he contributes his legal skills and knowledge to make a positive and impactful difference in the lives of the students, families, and staff. Harold manages his sole practice in Visalia where he represents clients in civil matters, with an emphasis in business, real estate, collections, construction, and conservatorship law. Harold holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law. He is a former member and past president of Visalia Breakfast Rotary.

Annice Weinstein Annice Weinstein, EdTec, Inc.

Annice has been assisting charter schools with analyzing and presenting their achievement data for renewals, WASC and grant proposals at EdTec for over a decade. More recently, she’s guided schools in developing their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) and improving processes for monitoring progress. She also has expertise in the development and implementation of assessment systems for schools, such as IO, Illuminate, and DataDirector. Prior to joining EdTec, Annice managed Kaplan K12's student assessment system, and developed K-8 curriculum for LeapFrog SchoolHouse and Computer Curriculum Corporation.