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Governing Board

As local citizens, our governing board members have a responsibility to the students and the community at-large for providing a high quality choice in education for all youth who are unable to participate in the traditional school model. Each member of our independently governed, non-profit charter school governing board contributes a depth of experience in areas such as education, business, finance, and community development. Each member is especially passionate about improving the lives of young people and helping establish them as confident, educated, skillful, and civic-minded citizens of their community.

Carol Stanford

Carol Stanford

Board President

Current Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Ms. Carol Stanford is a trustee for the Palmdale School District and served as an instructional coach and AP/IB English teacher at Antelope Valley High School for more than 30 years. She was awarded the 2001 Teacher of the Year by L.A. County, received the Highland High School Hall of Fame, the Antelope Valley High School Distinguished Service Award, nominated for the Athena Award, and is co-founder of the Ana Verde Hills Town Council in Palmdale California.

Victoria Hancock

Board Secretary

Current Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
For over 20 years, Ms. Victoria Hancock oversaw the City of Palmdale’s City Clerk Department in which she was responsible for overseeing all city elections for mayor, city council and measures in addition to being the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and FPPC contact for all candidates. Hancock has served as a substitute teacher at Palmdale School District, and held board CEO for MACRO Homes, a group home for girls in L.A. County. Her passion over the past several years has been to serve on non-profit education boards whose mission is to serve the neediest of youth and to provide opportunities to this underserved population.

James Lott

Board Member

Current Term: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
While at Keppel Union School District in Littlerock, Calif., Mr. James Lott held many positions including: science teacher, head teacher, curriculum coordinator, principal and assistant school superintendent. He taught at Antelope Valley College and California State University, Northridge. In 2004, he was inducted into the New Mexico Highlands University Hall of Honor for football and his educational accomplishments. In his community, Lott is co-founder of the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, and the Antelope Valley Conservation Education Council, and serves on numerous boards in education and law enforcement. He received his bachelor’s in history and physical education from New Mexico Highlands University and his master’s in educational psychology from Azusa Pacific University.

Kevin Barri

Board Member

Current Term: August 24, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Kevin Barri is a 33-year financial services veteran, currently a region bank executive for Wells Fargo, responsible for leading more than 1,000 consumer banking employees at 110 branches in 26 Northern California counties. In that role, Barri works closely with local and state-elected officials, and community leaders and non-profit organizations.
He serves on the board of Soil Born Farms, TEDCorp, Sierra College Foundation and is a past board chair for El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.

Barri earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno, and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School.

Currently, Barri serves on the board of Soil Born Farms, TEDCorp, Sierra College Foundation and as past board chair for El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.

He resides in El Dorado Hills with his wife Rachelle.

Wendi Lynnette Hulbert

Board Member

Current Term: October 02, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Ms. Hulbert was a middle school teacher in the Corcoran Unified School District for 29 years, where she was known for her innovative teaching style and dedication to helping disadvantaged youth. She created and implemented a Bridge Program with Corcoran Police Department, which led at-risk students to a path of preparation and success for high school.
During her tenure as a teacher, she held numerous positions including ASB advisor, leadership advisor, pentathlon advisor, softball coach, mentor teacher and union president. As a seventh-grade core teacher, she gained experience in planning, organizing, implementation and analysis. She always had high expectations for her students while demonstrating a caring attitude toward everyone in her classroom.

Ms. Hulbert earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Fresno State University and her teaching credentials from Chapman University.

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