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Board Members

Josh McLaughlin, Board Chair and Parent Representative

Josh McLaughlin serves as both Citizens of the World Los Angeles Chair and parent representative to our Board of Directors. Josh, along with his wife Stacey, initially became involved with CWCH in 09-10 as Founding Parents prior to CWCH opening its doors. In his time away from CWCH, Josh is the Executive Vice President of Peter Chernin Entertainment. McLaughlin was formerly co-head of the motion picture division of The Mark Gordon Company where he produced the critically acclaimed film Talk To Me starring Don Cheadle and written/directed by Kasi Lemmons. Mr. McLaughlin began his career as an assistant at The Gersh Agency and later worked as a Creative Executive at The Mutual Film Company. In his role as a film executive, Josh is constantly working towards bridging both the creative and business sides of the industry in order to execute large-scale projects. In much the same way, Josh has been excited to lend that same expertise and skill-set to Citizens of the World Los Angeles, where there is ongoing and important work to make the inspiring philosophy and creative vision of our school sustainable for years to come.

Heather McManus, Vice Chair

Heather McManus is currently the principal of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy–Harvard. Prior to this current role, she spent three years as assistant principal. Ms. McManus originally moved to Los Angeles as a Teach For America Corps Member in 2005. As a teacher, Ms. McManus taught middle school English at the Foshay Learning Center. Under her leadership as assistant principal and principal, CNCA Harvard has grown over 125 points, from an overall API of 740 to 868. Additionally, the special education API has grown over 200 points, to 714 over the past two years. In 2010, CNCA Harvard was awarded the Effective Practices Incentive Community Gold Gain award for the achievement of students over time. Of the more than 180 national schools competing for the recognition, CNCA Harvard was ranked sixth overall in value add for reading and ranked first overall for value add in mathematics. During her past two years as school leader, CNCA Harvard has also been awarded the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award twice, been named a California Distinguished School, and received a six-year WASC Accreditation term. Ms. McManus was born and raised in Michigan and earned degrees in English, Psychology, and Secondary Education from the University of Michigan. She received her Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Northridge.

Rick Esquivel, Member

Rick Esquivel serves as Principal of eCALS High School a school in Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) network. Originally from the Central Valley, Rick attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Upon graduating from UCSB, Rick joined Teach For America – a national teaching corps that recruits undergraduates to commit two years to help close the educational gap in our nation’s most underserved schools. After realizing a strong need for passionate and empathetic educators, Rick decided to continue providing students with meaningful learning experiences as a middle school science teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal in South Los Angeles. Most recently, Rick served as the Founding Principal for Larchmont Charter Middle and High School – an academically high performing K-12 charter school whose mission is to serve a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse group of students. Rick holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge. Rick will also be pursing a doctorate degree from USC starting this fall. He attributes his aspirations to the students he meets everyday and considers himself fortunate to be working towards securing their promising futures. For fun, Rick enjoys hiking and cycling around LA.

Stacey Rossley Staples, Secretary and Treasurer, Parent Representative

Stacey Staples is committed to improving education access and equity, with a focus on helping organizations secure the resources they need to fulfill their missions. Prior to joining the Board of Directors of Citizens of the World Charter Schools, Los Angeles, Stacey served as Development Director for KIPP LA Schools. She has worked for several other education and nonprofit organizations, including the Joseph Drown Foundation and College Match. Stacy holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.

James Rosenblatt, Member & Parent Representative

Jamie Rosenblatt has spent over 15 years in the entertainment industry working as an award winning actor, writer and producer. He received his BA from Duke University and his Masters from the prestigious American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He is a Founding Parent for Citizens of the World Silver Lake/Echo Park and has been involved in numerous non-profits. He is a co-founder of the Los Angeles based charity Support the Cure, spent four years as a board member of the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center, and currently serves as Treasurer for the Alumni Board of the American Conservatory Theater. He spent the first year of Citizens of the World Los Angeles ‘s existence co-creating and co-chairing the Parent Action Committee that allowed the parents and administration to work together more effectively. He is also the co-owner and founder of H2R Productions here in Los Angeles.

Ina Barish, Member & Parent Representative

Ina Barish is a corporate attorney licensed to practice law in California and New York. Ina’s career includes experience as in-house counsel in New York and California and as an associate at major law firms in New York. While in New York, Ina served as in-house counsel to Carl C. Icahn and provided legal support in the founding and operation of the first Icahn Charter School in the Bronx. Since its founding, the organization has expanded to seven schools located in New York City. Ina was born and raised in the Bronx and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. Ina and her husband have a daughter and are residents of Marina del Rey.

Carl Christopher, Member

Carl is a Senior Consultant at  Education First. His work supports education leaders in developing systems that promote capacity building, sustainability, quality school options and effective school governance. He also helps foundations and philanthropists design and execute effective grant-making strategies.Carl’s commitment to education comes from the fact that he is more than an optimist, he is a believer. A believer in what is possible for kids, adults, organizations and communities when we provide equitable access to high-quality public education. Before joining Education First, Carl was a Program Officer at the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, where he helped to lead the planning and development of Georgia’s Opportunity School District, as well as the launch of a citywide initiative to increase the growth of high-quality public schools in Los Angeles. Previously, Carl served as Senior Director of Operations and Impact at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.Carl holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from UC San Diego. He also is an alumnus of the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Carl enjoys running, boxing and golf in his spare time, and loves spending time cheering for the Denver Broncos with his wife and two kids.

2016-2017 Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors

August 17, 2016: CWC Hollywood- 1316 N. Bronson, Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

September 21, 2016: CWC Mar Vista- 11561 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

October 19, 2016: CWC Silver Lake TK-5- 5616 Carlton Way., Los Angeles, CA 90028

December 7, 2016: CWC Silver Lake 6-8- 221 S. Juanita Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004

January 18, 2017: CWC Mar Vista – 11561 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

February 15, 2017:  CWC Hollywood- 1316 N. Bronson, Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

March 22, 2017: CWC Silver Lake TK-5- 5616 Carlton Way., Los Angeles, CA 90028

April 19, 2017: CWC Mar Vista- 11561 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

May 24, 2017: CWC Silver Lake 6-8- 221 S. Juanita Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004

June 21, 2017: CWC Hollywood- 1316 N. Bronson, Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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2013 Material Revision 

2015 Material Revision 

2016 Material Revision

2016-17 School Accountability Report Card (SARC) 

2016-17 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) 

2016-17 Fiscal Policies and Procedures 

2016-17 CWCLA Employee Handbook 

2016-17 CWCLA Volunteer Handbook 

2016-17 CWCLA Family Handbook 

2016-17 CWCLA Family Handbook (Spanish)

2016-17 Health and Safety Plan 

Local School Wellness Policy

2016-17 School Calendar

Transparency Resolution (English) 

Transparency Resolution (Spanish) 

Uniform Complaint Policy

Administration of Medication Policy

Attendance Policy

Education for Homeless Children and Youth Policy

Field Trips & Excursions Policy

Foster Youth Policy

Independent Student Policy and Attachments

Student Freedom of Expression Policy

504 Policy, Parent Rights and Procedures

EL Master Plan 

Education Protection Account

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit Evaluation 2015-16

2016 CWCLA Board Meeting Agendas: 

For a full set of board meeting materials, visit the Governance page on the CWCLA website

CWCLA Board Agenda 10-19-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 09-21-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 08-17-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 07-13-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 06-22-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 05-25-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 04-27-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 03-30-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 02-24-16

CWCLA Board Agenda 01-27-16

CWCLA December Board Minutes 

2015 CWCLA Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

December 16, 2015

November 18, 2015

October 28, 2015

September 30, 2015

August 27, 2015

July 15, 2015

June 24, 2015

May 27, 2015

April 22, 2015

March 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

January 28, 2015

2014 CWCLA Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

December 17, 2014

November 19, 2014

November 4, 2014

October 22, 2014

October 14, 2014

October 1, 2014

August 20, 2014

August 6, 2014

June 25, 2014

June 18, 2014

June 11, 2014

June 09, 2014

May 28, 2014

May 16, 2014

May 13, 2014

April 23, 2014

March 26, 2014

March 3, 2014

March 2014

January 22, 2014

January, 2014

2013 CWCLA Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

December 18, 2013

November 20, 2013

November 12, 2013

October 29, 2013

October 23, 2013

October 22, 2013

September 25, 2013

August 28, 2013

June 26, 2013

June 17, 2013

June 15, 2013

June 3, 2013

May 31, 2013

May 29, 2013

May 28, 2013

May 24, 2013

May, 2013

April 30, 2013

April 24, 2013

April 16, 2013

April 3, 2013

April, 2013

March 25, 2013

March 19, 2013

March, 2013

February 27, 2013

February, 2013

January 23, 2013

January 11, 2013

2012 CWCLA Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

December 17, 2012

December, 2012

November 28, 2012

November 8, 2012

November, 2012

October 24, 2012

Meeting Cancelled and Rescheduled for 11.8.12.

October 3, 2012

October, 2012

September, 2012

August 29, 2012

August 20, 2012

August, 2012

July 19, 2012

July 16, 2012

July 9, 2012

June 30, 2012

June 28, 2012

May 21, 2012

May 17, 2012

April 19, 2012

April 16, 2012

March 15, 2012

March 5, 2012

February 16, 2012

February, 2012

January 27, 2012

January 19, 2012

January 5, 2012

January, 2012

2011 CWCLA Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

December 15, 2011

November 30, 2011

November 17, 2011

October 19, 2011

October 3, 2011

September 29, 2011

September 22, 2011

September 19, 2011

September 1, 2011

August 25, 2011 (postponed from August 18)

August 3, 2011

June 16, 2011

June 9, 2011

May 26, 2011

May 14, 2011

March 24, 2011

February 17, 2011

February 2, 2011

January 20, 2011

January 19, 2011

January 18, 2011