Board of Directors

About Our Board

The KIPP Public Schools Northern California Board of Directors is a devoted group of community leaders who believe in the transformative power of education. The KIPP board holds a deep-seated conviction that all children, regardless of social and economic backgrounds, can learn and achieve at high levels. They are dedicated to operating high-performing free public charter schools that prepare students for successful choice filled lives. 

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the organization. The duties of the Board include defining the organization’s strategic direction, serving as a fiduciary and ensuring fiscal health, ensuring adequate resources to achieve organizational goals, establishing regional policy, and championing the organization in the community. In order to fulfill these duties, the board regularly recruits accomplished individuals who are experts in a variety of professional fields including, but not limited to, education, business and finance, real estate, and law. 

Contact Our Board

Andrea Evans, Board Chair |

Mackenzie Wagner, Board Secretary |

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2020-21 Calendar

Special Meeting — July 15, 2020 — 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Zoom Password: 352240 | Agenda | Recording | Minutes

Q1 — August 13, 2020 — 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Zoom Password: $Zi9fE | Agenda | Recording | Minutes

Q1 — September 15, 2020 — 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Zoom Password: Reg8K& | Agenda | Recording

Q2 — December 14, 2020 — 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Q3 — March 10, 2021 — 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Q4 — June 2, 2021 — 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

All KIPP Public Schools Northern California Board Meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Brown Act. Agendas for KIPP Public Schools Northern California Board meetings are posted on this page and at publicly accessible locations on KIPP Public Schools Northern California campuses at least 72 hours in advance of each meeting. Board Members and appropriate staff receive annual Brown Act training to ensure public access requirements are met.

Please send an email to if you would like to attend the meeting and require accommodations to do so, such as interpretation services, or if you have any questions related to attending a Board meeting.

If you require the services of an interpreter, we ask that you reach out 48 hours in advance of the meeting.  With less advance notice, we will make every effort to provide these services, but cannot guarantee them. Please reach out as soon as possible.

Committee Agendas (2019-20)

Executive Committee – August 19, 2019 — 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 1000 Broadway, Suite 460, Oakland, CA | Agenda

Executive Committee – October 18, 2019 — 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | KIPP RSO, 1000 Broadway, Oakland | Agenda

Audit Committee – November 14, 2019 — 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | KIPP RSO, 1000 Broadway, Oakland | Agenda

Executive Committee – November 20, 2019 — 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM | KIPP RSO, 1000 Broadway, Oakland | Agenda

Audit Committee – February 26, 2020 — 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | KIPP RSO, 1000 Broadway, Oakland | Agenda

Special Executive Committee Meeting — June 24, 2020 — 2:00 PM | Zoom Password:  902810 | Agenda

Historic Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and other Board Information

Our Educational Protection Account Resolution

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Board of Directors
Andrea C. Evans, Board Chair
Michael Cohen
Caretha Coleman
Doris Fisher
Laura Fisher
Cheryl Frank
Abe Friedman
Ron Gonzales
Andrea Higuera-Ballard
Tom Holland
Emani’ Lewis
Jenny Shimizu Risk
Emily Rummo
David Eli Santos
Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
David Stinfil
Sandra Thompson
Grace Voorhis, Vice Chair
Ted Williams