The Board of Directors at Stephen W. Hawking Charter School is our governing board comprised of five voting board members elected by the parent community. They are members of one of the following three groups: parents, non-interest holding members, or community members. The Executive Director is a nonvoting member of the board. Board members reside in San Diego County or a contiguous county where HSCS students are served.
The governing board's primary roles and responsibilities include approving all major educational and operational policies, contracts, the school's annual budget, and Executive Director selection; overseeing the school's fiscal affairs; and ensuring all provisions of the charter school legislation is followed. The Executive Director has the authority and responsibility of managing day-to-day operations of our school, including the selection of administrative, certificated, and classified personnel.
HAWKING STEAM CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anna Loera Rodriguez brings to the board experience in program and financial management. She formulates budgets consistent with program stategies and knows how to execute budgets for best results.
Esther Parrenas brings to the board 15 years of education experience, having attended both Southwest Junior and Southwest High Schools, UCSD, and having her teaching credential in English with a Master's in Cross Cultural Education. She currently organizes all of Southwest Middle School's parent committees and governance board, and manages the site budgets from State and Federal Programs.
Bill Tayler is a business litigation attorney who has practiced law in San Diego County for more than 20 years after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993. He also has a strong background in the natural sciences, having received a B.S. in Anthropology/Zoology from the University of Michigan in 1988. In his free time, he leads hiking and camping trips for low-income youth through the Sierra CLub ICO program.
Greg Shadoan serves as a dedicated community member of the Stephen W. Hawking STEAM Charter School Board. Born and raised in the South Bay area, he attended Nestor Elementary, Southwest Junior High (home on the Hawking II campus), Southwest High School, and Southwestern Jr. College and understands the challenges facing the children and families of this outstanding community. As an executive in the moving and storage industry in Chula Vista, he has over 25 years of experience helping to relocate our US military families worldwide. He is an active member of the San Diego County community who has volunteered at several local elementary schools over the past 2 decades to assist in the mentoring of our future leaders. He also volunteers with Inspiring Connections Outdoors, a non profit group committed to introducing our children to hiking, camping and other outdoor activities in Southern California that they otherwise might not get the opportunity to experience and learn from.
If you are interested in the available community member postition on our Stephen W. Hawking Board of Directors please email Executive Director Lorena Chavez: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please note the community member position cannot be filled by a parent of current Stephen W. Hawking Charter School students.
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