Board of Directors

About Our Board

The KIPP Bay Area Public Schools 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 |

Amber Watson, Board Secretary |

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2019-20 Calendar

Special Meeting — March 19, 2020 — 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Teleconference | Agenda | Draft Minutes

Q1 – September 13, 2019 — 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Boys & Girls Club, 2031 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto | Agenda | Minutes

Q2 – December 11, 2019 — 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | KIPP Bridge Academy, 1700 Market St, Oakland | Agenda | Minutes

Retreat – February 12, 2020 

Q3 – March 12, 2020 — 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose | Agenda | Agenda (ES) | Meeting Recording 
During this meeting, the Board will hear public comment regarding the adoption of the Local Control and Accountability Plan for KIPP Bay Area Public Schools. LCAP is available for inspection at the Regional Support Office located at 1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA. 

Q4 – June 9, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Zoom Password: 5D1XQG | Agenda

All KIPP Bay Area Public Schools Board Meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Brown Act. Agendas for KIPP Bay Area Public Schools Board meetings are posted on this page and at publicly accessible locations on KIPP Bay Area Public Schools 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
Sandra Thompson
Grace Voorhis, Vice Chair
Ted Williams
Chris Young