The Collaborative Charter Services Organization

Butch Owens, President

I began my employment in education in 1975 shortly after serving in the Army. My teaching experiences include working with both regular and special education students from elementary to high school. I began in the private school sector while finishing my course work at California State University - Long Beach and credential courses at University California - Irvine. I was hired as a public school Special Education teacher in 1983. I moved to the Murrieta Unified School District in 1988, where I remained for 25 years. I became an administrator while in Murrieta and served principal-ships at all levels - Elementary, Middle School and High School. I coordinated the Alternative Education program and oversaw our Continuation High School, Independent Study, and Adult Education. I retired from the Murrieta Valley USD in 2013 and currently work at California State University - San Bernardino supervising student teachers and with the Riverside County Office of Education coaching new administrators working on their clear Administrative Credential. For the past 25 years, I have served on a State Technology Committee, TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership) and as a Facilitator for Franklin Covey Leadership Programs. My education credentials include Clear K-12 teaching, Special Education, Pupil Personnel Services, and Administrative Credential.

Dr. Nancy Girvin, Clerk

Growing up in a family of teachers, I was destined to become one too. I started my 37 year career in education as a high school English teacher in Ohio and California and then spent two years as an English teacher in a large high school in the south of England. Returning to the US, I taught middle school English for two years followed by seven years as a middle school counselor. At the urging of my principal, I returned to school for my administrative credential leading to 21 years as a principal in three different middle schools. I also served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a large school district but missed the action of the school site and returned to a school to finish my career as a principal. For several years I also worked across the country as an educational consultant training teachers and principals. In my retirement I am enjoying our second home in Big Bear Lake, playing with my granddaughter, and traveling with my husband.

Dr. John White, Board Member

I am a veteran educator. During my 36 years I have served as Teacher, Coach, Counselor, Assistant Principal, Principal, and District Office Director. I am presently an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University and California State University Dominguez Hills. I am honored to be a Board Member for Community Collaborative Charter Schools. I am motivated to serve on this Board of distinguished educators and my goal is to make decisions that positively impact our students lives.

Jana Jeltema, Board Member

I am a board-certified Speech and Language Pathologist. Over the past 14 years, I’ve served families through IDEA Part C; trained B-K and Head Start staff; conducted NIH-funded Autism research; served a diverse caseload of special education students in the public school setting; and mentored new graduates in the field. I currently operate a private practice and specialize in diagnostics, advocacy, and consulting. I’m honored to serve as a board member for The Collaborative Charter Services Organization and support our member schools in providing innovative individualized learning programs.


California Pacific Charter Schools

California Pacific Charter School and California Pacific Charter School - Sonoma

  • Rickey Trombetta, President
  • Kelly Wylie, Vice President
  • Dale Marsden, Board Member

Excel Academy Charter Schools

Excel Academy Charter School

  • William Hall, President
  • Michael Humphrey, Vice President
  • Susan Houle, Clerk
  • Steve Fraire, Board Member

Sage Oak Charter Schools

Sage Oak Charter School

  • William Hall, President
  • Michael Humphrey, Vice President
  • Susan Houle, Clerk
  • Steve Fraire, Board Member

Motivated Youth Academy

Motivated Youth (MY) Academy

  • William Hall, President
  • Michael Humphrey, Vice President
  • Steve Fraire, Clerk
  • Peter Matz, Board Member
  • Larry Alvarado, Board Member

Pathways Academy Adult Education

Pathways Academy Charter School Adult Education 

  • Thomas Schaaf, President
  • Charlie Padilla, Vice President
  • Rudy Kastelic, Board Clerk