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Governing Board

President

Erick Belland

Eric Belland has been a Store Manager for Starbucks and for numerous independent coffee houses, for a grainery, and, presently for Adventure16 Outfitters. As Store Manager, he manages the store’s budget, operations, facilities, and personnel. He has a Bachelors degree from Pomona College with a major in Art and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii. He has had numerous solo and group shows exhibiting his photographic prints, which examine alternative darkroom processes. He has taught Perspective Drawing and taught Darkroom classes. He has also taught Leave No Trace skills with the Girl Scouts and has taught Backpacking Skills to youths, including facilitating camping trips and teaching wilderness first aid and survival skills.

Secretary 

Deborah Bronner 

Deborah R. Bronner is an attorney practicing in the area of business and consumer law.  She has operated a law firm as a solo practitioner in Los Angeles for close to thirty years.  Ms. Bronner has extensive experience as a business owner and as an attorney specializing in business disputes and business transactions.  She is committed to the founding principles of the Arts in Action Charter School.  Ms. Bronner earned her BA at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, a Masters degree in Urban Studies at University of New Orleans and a J.D. at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. 

Treasurer

Ronae Harrison

Parent Representative

Karina Diaz

Members

Dr. Bernardo Gallegos 

Dr. Bernardo Gallegos currently serves as professor of Educational Foundations at National University, Los Angeles Campus.   He has held the positions of Professor of Educational Foundations at California State University, Los Angeles; Professor in the Policy Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology at Washington State University. He has also been a Mid School Humanities teacher, and a Youth Counselor. Dr.Gallegos moreover, serves on the Board of Schools in Action Charter School Organization.

He has published widely in the areas of History of Education, Cultural Studies in Education, Indigenous and Latino Educational/Cultural History and Performance Studies in Education. He is the author of Literacy, Education, and Society in New Mexico, 1692-1821; co-editor and contributor toPerformance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity; co-editor of Indigenous Education and Epistemologies in the Americas: A Special Issue of Educational Studies; and co-editor of theHandbook of Research in Social Foundations of Education. 

Professor Gallegos has served on the editorial boards of Multicultural Education, Journal of Thought, Journal of Critical Studies on Business and Society, Journal of the National Association of Secondary School Principals,The Initiative Anthology: An Electronic Journal About Leadership, Culture, and Schooling, and Educational Studies Journal.

He has been president of the American Educational Studies Association and the History of Literacy SIG for the International Reading Association. More recently he was elected to serve in the capacity of President of the Organizational Historians.