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Board of Directors

VCS Board of Directors' meetings during the 23-24 school year will be held on the following dates:

Fall 2023

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Spring 2024

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

Thursday, February 22rd, 2024

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Thursday, June 27th, 2024

Daniel Chang (President)
Dan Chang is a middle school math teacher in Los Angeles.  Before entering the classroom, Dan's career spanned Dan Changthe worlds of education, technology, and finance.  Dan served as the Chief Education Officer for Thrively, an education technology company focused on helping students develop their strengths and interests. Prior to Thrively, Dan held leadership positions in several Los Angeles nonprofit organizations supporting both traditional LAUSD schools and independent charters.  Dan's professional career began as an investment banking analyst following a BS from UC Berkeley.    
Angie Saldivar (Secretary)
Ms. Saldivar is currently the Sr. Director of Customer Experience at Paramount. Angie leads the team responsible for providing customer service to online customers. The team maintains close relationships with internal product Angie Saldivarteams to ensure the voice of the customer is being heard. In her time at Paramount, she has overseen the customer service strategy and onboarding for all digital products. Angie is passionate about customer service, digital media, streaming, technology, and online safety. Throughout her career, Angie managed several teams at Myspace and consulted for startup companies. Her leadership has extended the .com and mobile space, including; customer service, moderation, law enforcement response, online safety, and security.
Joni Angel (Treasurer)
Joni Angel is an accomplished leader in education policy and advocacy. She began her careervalley charter school bod joni angel as a Teach For America corps member, teaching at both a traditional district school and a charter school. At the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), Joni spent twelve years in progressive roles, including Vice President of Political Affairs and Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer. Currently, as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Coalition for Excellent Public Schools (LACEPS), she leads a coalition of ten major Charter Management Organizations, focused on ensuring a political environment of quality and equity for 50,000 students across 115 schools. Joni holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Master’s in Teaching from Pace University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Haleigh Ike
Haleigh Ike began her teaching career at Valley Charter in 2010.  She initially worked as avalley charter schools board of directors haleigh ike teaching assistant and then took on a position as the founding 3rd grade teacher.  After a couple of years, she moved into the role of founding 5th grade teacher.  Haleigh has also worked within Los Angeles Unified as a grade level teacher and leader.  She holds a Master's degree in Multicultural and Multilingual Education as well as a Master's in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Credential.
Jennifer Bennett (Elementary School Parent Representative)
Jennifer Bennett is a parent to Paige and Brooke, both VCES students.  She is 
Jennifer Bennettpassionate about the mission and community of VCS--so passionate that she organized and produced the 1st ever VCS Talent Show in September of 2020. Jennifer is a classically trained singer, and currently teaches singing at the American Musical Dramatic Academy in Hollywood (AMDA). She has deep roots in the valley and has served on the boards of Temple Ahavat Shalom, and the ECEC parent board.
Marianna Pinerua (Middle School Parent Representative)

Marianna is a VCS founding parent and began her volunteer work for the school before shevalley charter school board of directors marianna pinerua had a child who was old enough to attend kindergarten. Her oldest, Clarissa, attended VCS from kindergarten-8th grade, and is currently a junior at the CORE Humanities magnet at Grover Cleveland Charter High School. Her youngest, Joaquin, is a 7th grader at VCMS. Marianna believes strongly in the mission of VCS: specifically that in addition to rigorous academics and a focus on social-emotional development, TK-8 students learn best in a diverse environment. Marianna has volunteered in almost every capacity at VCS, and is excited to take on the role of parent representative on the board with a more active role in shaping the future of the school. In 2019, after 12 years staying home to support her children she decided it was time to rejoin the workforce and she is currently the Tour and Travel Sales Manager at Airtel Plaza Hotel. 

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