Meet Our Board of Directors
The OCS Board of Directors is a self-perpetuating Board, comprised of seven to eleven members including parent members and members of the broader community. In addition, the Executive Director, the Principal, our back-office provider, up to four teachers, and the PTO President are advisors to the Board. The Board’s role is to provide academic and fiduciary oversight as it upholds the school’s mission and vision.
Charlene is a Parent Board member. She volunteered to serve on the OCS Board after taking a step back from her career to be of greater service to the community. Something you might not know about Charlene is that her family has a large menagerie of pets -- 12 and counting. If you would like to contact Charlene, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Jose Parada is a Parent Board member. OCS has been a place where he has seen his children grow up. It has been an awesome part of his family’s life. It has been a place where his children have a safe, nurturing, loving environment with a focus on social responsibility and academic growth. OCS has been a small yet valuable piece of public education where families, teachers, and administrators collaborate to ensure children learn in their own and unique way and promote their individuality. His family found in OCS a place where they can be part of a community where life-long connections can be made. Something you might not know about Jose is that he has completed the 50-mile "FUN" bicycle ride from Rosarito to Ensenada in Mexico. If you would like to contact Jose, his email is email@example.com
Annie Parnell, Board Secretary
Annie Parnell is a Parent Board Member. Her kids have been going to this amazing school since it moved to the new campus in 2010, and she has seen firsthand the extraordinary ways in which OCS produces kids who love learning (and themselves). She figured with only a few years until her kids have both graduated and moved on from Our Community School, if there was ever a time she should step up and be a part of helping OCS continue its success, now should be that time. Something you might not know about Annie is that nearly 20 years ago she took the MENSA test just so that her dad would have something to brag about, and yes, she passed. If you would like to contact Annie, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy is a Community Board Member. She believes that providing a comprehensive, compassionate and inclusive education is central to taking our society and humanity forward. Working in higher education for over 20 years, Nancy currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Life at Santa Monica Community College. If you would like to contact Nancy, her email address is email@example.com
Tracey is a Community Board Member. As a lifelong educator, she is interested in continuing to forward the best in education while meeting the challenges that approach an increasingly antiquated system. Tracey currently serves as Director of St. Stephen Presbyterian Preschool in Chatsworth. If you would like to contact Tracey, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org