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Meet Our Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Community School Board of Directors is comprised of 7-15 members including parents, community members and advisors from our OCS administration, teaching staff and parent organization, Panda Partners. The OCS Board oversees the well-being of the school now and into the future and has legal and fiduciary responsibility for the school. The Principal and Assistant Principal oversee the day-to-day operations of the school and the Principal answers to the Board of Directors. OCS Board meetings are posted on campus and on the school website. There are three subcommittees the Finance Committee, the Development Committee, and the Governance Committee. If you are interested in joining our Board or one of its committees, please e-mail us at board@ourcommunityschool.org.


Board of Directors


Susan Cohen, Board Chair

 

Susan is a Parent Board member.  She volunteered to serve on the OCS Board to play a part in helping to guide this amazing and unique school.  Something you might not know about Susan is that she had the opportunity to zip line over a lush canyon in Costa Rica.  It was scary and AMAZING!  If you’d like to contact Susan, her email is Susan.c@ourcommunityschool.org




Charlene Khanlian, Assistant Board Chair and Finance Committee Chair

 

Charlene is a Parent Board Member.  She volunteered to serve on the OCS Board because of the encouragement of other Board members. She wanted to be of greater service to the Community but was unsure where she could be of use. Through attending Board meetings and in speaking at length with Board members she realized that this type of service was a good fit for her skill set.  Something you might not know about Charlene is that her family has a somewhat wacky menagerie of pets (12 at the moment). If you would like to contact Charlene, her email is Charlene.k@ourcommunityschool.org




Paul Marks

 

Paul is a Community Board Member.  He volunteered to serve on the OCS Board because he lives and works within the Chatsworth community. He believes that he should give back to the community that has treated him so well for so many years.  Something you might not know about Paul is that he graduated from a professional cooking school.  If you’d like to contact Paul, his email address is Paul.m@ourcommunityschool.org


Jana Harper, Governance Committee Chair

 

Jana is a Parent Board member.  She volunteered to serve on the OCS Board because she wants this school to continue to serve students well beyond the years her own children attend it. She believes in its mission and thinks it is a special place.  Something you might not know about Jana is that in her 20’s she was a Pro-Am World Champion Country and Western Dancer.  If you’d like to contact Jana, her email is Jana.h@ourcommunityschool.org





Krischa D. Esquivel

 

Krischa is a Community Board Member.  She volunteered to serve on the OCS Board because the philosophy of the school intrigued her, as it aligns with her personal and professional philosophy on empowering children. She wanted to be part of the community so she could learn more and share her passion, knowledge and work with staff, parents and children. Something you might not know about Krischa is that she has always been drawn to trying new things and new experiences. During her 2nd year of college, she spent the summer in upstate New York working at a sleep away camp for children who had been identified as emotionally disturbed, and most had an additional autism diagnosis. It was amazing and she is grateful to have had the experience!  If you’d like to contact Krischa, her email is Krischa.e@ourcommunityschool.org


 

Sean Frazier, Development Committee Chair

 

Sean is a Parent Board Member.   Sean has always been involved in the community or volunteerism in some form or another.  When he first took the tour of OCS as a prospective student/family, he was “wow’d” by the involvement of the families and volunteers.  It was a huge draw for his family.  Something you might not know about Sean, “I lived in Singapore and went to elementary school there.  I also worked on a Commercial Fishing boat out of Pt. Judith Rhode Island when I was 12. My first car was a 1963 Volkswagon beetle that was in original condition and only had a few thousand miles on it.  I love punk rock, hockey, musicals and my wife was my #1 match on an internet dating site.”  If you would like to contact Sean, his email is Sean.f@ourcommunityschool.org



Kimberly Denise Sanders

 

Kimberly is a Community Board Member. She volunteered to serve on the OCS board because “As a servant leader I want to give back to the community. I greatly value education and believe OCS is setting a tremendous example of creating an environment and curriculum that will have a positive impact on shaping the OCS students into leaders of tomorrow.”  Something you might not know about Kimberly is that she writes, directs and produces films and runs 19.3 miles each year in the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare.   If you’d like to contact Kimberly, her email is Kimberly.s@ourcommunityschool.org

 

Shawn Fornari

 

Shawn is a Community Board member. He volunteered to serve on the OCS Board to become active in the community and with local educational institutions. Something you might not know about Shawn is that he was a personal secret service agent to President Bartlett on NBC's The West Wing.  If you’d like to contact Shawn, his email address is shawn.f@ourcommunityschool.org

 

Hilary Anderson

 

Hilary is a founding teacher of OCS. She is a graduate of Antioch University’s Teaching Credential and Masters of Education program. This will be Hilary's 12th year of teaching and in the past has taught a combination K/1 class, straight 1st, and 2nd grade. In addition to teaching, Hilary has served on the OCS Board of Directors as the teacher representative, as well as serving on numerous OCS committees. She has served as BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment) mentor to many teachers and was a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow in Los Angeles. Hilary is also a parent at OCS. She is a fan of California Native landscaping, has been the backup singer in a rock band, and loves screening bad movies with groups of friends.

 

John Foley

John is an OCS founding K-1 teacher. He is a graduate of Antioch University’s teaching credential program. Previous to becoming an elementary teacher, John taught preschool children in Santa Monica, was the national exhibits coordinator for the Whole Life Expo, he was Managing Director of a 4 house 99 seat theater complex in Hollywood and worked for various non-profit organizations. John is passionate about gardening and is the founder of the Garden Program at OCS to help make our world a greener place to be! John served for 2 years as the faculty rep for the OCS Board of Directors and is currently a mentor for teachers completing their Clear Credential programs both at OCS.

 

Jude Stabiler

Jude Stabiler, 6th Grade Lead Teacher: Jude is an OCS founding teacher having taught 5th grade from 2005-2013. Jude served as OCS's principal from April, 2013 until January, 2016 and OCS administrative and Prop 1D campus renovation consultant through August, 2016. Jude has represented OCS at the California Charter Schools Association's regional independent charter school consortium, Charter Schools Development Center Leadership Institute as well as the Weingart Foundation’s Executive Services Corps Developing Development Program. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Antioch University’s Teacher Credentialing program. Jude has served on the OCS Board of Directors as a teacher member, and is a teacher mentor through the Los Angeles County Office of Education BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment) induction program.