- Prospective Families
- Faculty & Staff
BOARD CANDIDATE BIO 2017
Ballots will be sent electronically or mailed by May 4, 2017
Ballots must be received no later than June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
(Presented in alphabetical order)
James R. Fellows IS an “interested party” and resides in West Lancaster, California. He served in the United States Marine Corps for five years. He has completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Grantham University and a Master’s of Business Administration from California Coast University.
James is currently a Program Manager working as a civil servant for the 412th Test Wing of the U.S. Air Force. Since the end of his active military service, James has served as an Instrumentation Engineer and electronics technician both as a civil servant and a private contractor. James’ wife, Janelle, is a facilitator at the Antelope Valley Resource Center. He has been a Gorman parent since 2008. His short term goals include: 1) facilitating a smooth transition between the incoming and outgoing board member(s), 2) ensuring students have what they need to succeed; that the curriculum, programs, facilities and staff are what is best suited to empower them in their chosen efforts, 3) to ensure the staff has what they need to succeed; that they have the tools, facilities, resources, peers, and corporate support to enable them to effectively meet their mission. His long term goal is to make GLC a “destination” for families and students looking for more than the typical charter school experience.
Timothy W. Hughes (incumbent) IS an “interested party” and resides in Palmdale, California. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Sector Management from California State University Northridge, a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and is a Licensed Civil Engineer.
Timothy is currently employed in Senior Management for the US Air Force. He has been a GLC parent since 2009, and his wife, Elizabeth, is currently employed at the Antelope Valley Resource Center as a facilitator. Timothy has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently running for a second term. His short term goals include: 1) continue existing leadership on the Board of Directors, seeking business and educational accountability to all GLC stakeholders and 2) ensure that the “Human” remains in Human Resources management practices, so that personnel at all levels have a thorough understanding of expectations, receive fair and consistent management actions, and have appropriate means to redress their concerns, as appropriate. His long term goals are to ensure that GLC continues to be the preferred alternative for those families that wish to partner with a personalized learning public charter school for the education of their children and ensure that GLC continues to attract and retain the best qualified staff that are committed to, and which are needed to achieve, the goal that GLC remain the preferred alternative
Kiesha Jackson is NOT an “interested party” and resides in Palmdale, California. She has an M.S. from Mountain State University, Leadership, a B.A. from Mountain State University, Criminology, an A.S. from Chattahoochee College, Law Enforcement, and a PhD abd from Walden University, Doctor of Public Health Policy.
Kiesha is currently employed as the personal assistant to the Greg Mack Show, a radio show syndicated around the world. She has been a GLC parent for approximately seven months. Her short term goal is to build agents of change by training children to become lifelong learners and leaders. She believes this can be done by building on GLC’s already phenomenal educational system by promoting academic excellence and maintaining a solid foundation. Her long term goals include implementing a shop class, sewing class, and home economics as electives to train up leaders who are independent and ethical. Kiesha would like to become more actively involved in the Gorman educational process.
Megan Miller is NOT an “interested party” and resides in Lancaster, California. She has completed two years of junior college and is moving on to a university.
She is currently a full time parent and homeschool educator. Megan is also a Girl Scout leader and advisor to other youth programs in the Antelope Valley. Megan has been a GLC parent for a cumulative three years. Her short term goal is to create an environment with more family involvement and connecting parents to GLC by equipping them to make better choices about curriculum. Her long term goal is to establish parent organizations to increase retention through making families feel welcomed and empowered.
Joshua Stegner is NOT an “interested party” and resides in Lancaster, California. Joshua has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from The Masters College.
Joshua is a founder and currently managing owner of a local manufacturing company. He has been a parent at Gorman for three years. His short term goal is to increase educational opportunities by aiding new vendors in getting set up in the GLC system and educating parents on how to maximize their options for using GLC funds. His long term goal is to acquire a new campus for AVRC. His experience as a business manager has enabled him to negotiate contracts and leases for buildings, a skill he believes would assist in achieving his long term goal of accommodating AVRC’s growth.
Rachel R. Tatro-Duarte is NOT an “interested party” and resides in West Lancaster, California. She has an A.A. from Antelope Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in English from California State University Bakersfield.
Rachel is currently working as a part-time English lecturer at Bakersfield College. She has been a Gorman parent for three years. Her short term goals are to continue to make sure that GLC stays student focused, maintain high achievement goals, and allow students to thrive both academically and personally. Her long term goals are to make sure that GLC resource centers continue to meet student needs in terms of facility space, as well as increasing educational support for graduating students by providing them with enough information to make a smooth transition from high school to college, or vocational education, and job searches.
Samuel Young IS an “interested party” and resides in Loma Linda, California. Samuel has a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Computer Science and an MBA in Finance.
Samuel is currently a financial and retirement planner. Over the years he has been a Chief Information Officer and Director of IT for over 10 years, a CIO at three different universities, a manager of computer programmers and a programmer. He was a Gorman parent for 17 years. His short term goals are: 1) to find a few robust online programs that will greatly enhance student’s educational experiences, 2) Set up a specialist program where the specialists can roam between resource centers providing services and educational opportunities like a robotics program or medical program for high school students and 3) establish relationships with local businesses to find educational opportunities for the students. His long term goals are: 1) provide a healthy financial strategy, 2) help create a system that allows managed expansions, and 3) setup a marketing and PR function to help recruiting.