The Charter Leaders Advisory Council is made up of a cohort of Association member school leaders and board members who guide the Association’s legislative and policy agendas, and Association events tailored specifically for charter teachers, leaders and school personnel.

Chair

Heidi Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer
Reid Traditional Schools, Valley Academy
North Phoenix
Association Board of Directors Member Representative

Vice-Chair

Dr. Jody Johnson
Superintendent
Pointe Educational Services, Pointe Schools
West Phoenix

Members

Dr. Sandra Breece
Superintendent & Founder
Telesis Center for Learning, Inc.
Lake Havasu City

Michelle Diamond
CEO
Diamond Financial Solutions
Corporate Partner

Aaron Hale
Co-Founder/ Executive Director
Legacy Traditional Schools
Statewide

Melissa Holdaway
Chief Operating Officer
Arizona Charter Academy
Surprise

Binky Michele Jones
Regional Vice President
Ombudsman Educational Services
Alternative Schools

Fatih Karatas
Chief Executive Officer
Sonoran Schools, Inc.
Statewide

Bob Lombardi
Superintendent
Northland Preparatory Academy
Flagstaff

Charlene Mendoza
Chief Education Officer
Arizona College Prep Academy
Tucson

John R. Snider, Jr.
Board Member
Arizona School for the Arts
Downtown Phoenix
Association Board of Directors Member

Brad Uchaz
Executive Vice President
Imagine Schools
Statewide

Frank Yanez
Board Member
Champion Schools
South Phoenix

Kelly Van Sande, M Ed.
Head of School
Arizona Virtual Academy
Insight Academy of Arizona
Statewide