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, Vice President

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.

Jana Jeltema, Clerk

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.

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.

Stephen Lawler, Board Member

After graduating from UCLA, I began a career with Los Angeles Unified School District as a Social Studies teacher at the Junior High School level, while simultaneously teaching in the Adult School program. After several years, I was asked to establish an English Learner program at another Junior High School and served as the coordinator. I then coordinated a program at the district level to provide an alternative educational program for Junior High School students with severe discipline issues. That was followed by service as a Junior High/Middle School/High School Assistant Principal and Principal at a Middle School. I served as a Director of Communications and Organizational Change Management for the implementation of a district-wide digital Student Information System and then served as a Field Director in the office Staff Relations. After retiring from the District, I was asked to mentor new principals. Finally, I served CalSTRS as a retirement counselor for teachers and administrators in the public schools of California and have done so in a private practice since leaving CalSTRS.


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
  • Susan Calandra, Board Member
  • Shirley Peterson, Board Member

Excel Academy Charter Schools

Excel Academy Charter School

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

Sage Oak Charter Schools

Sage Oak Charter School

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

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