Our Board

About Our Board of Directors

The Board of Director’s roles and responsibilities include establishing and approving all major educational and operational policies, approving all major contracts, approving the school’s annual budget and overseeing the school’s fiscal affairs, and selecting and evaluating the top administrative staff. In conjunction with the top staff, the board has the responsibility of determining what outside legal and consulting services the school requires and contracting for such services.


Betsy Chapman​

Board Chair


Massimiliano Gasparri

Board Vice Chair


Eugene Ebron



Michelle Levitt



Jessica Ceballos y Campbell

Board Member


Saskia Pallais

Board Member


If you would like to communicate with our full board please reach them at board@calcreative.org

As consistent with the approved charter, California Creative Learning Academy & California Creative Learning Academy Middle School (CalCreative) is governed by a Board of voting directors, comprised of no fewer than seven and no more than fifteen members unless changed by amendments to these bylaws. All directors shall have full voting rights, including representatives appointed by the charter authorizer as consistent with Education Code Section 47604(b). If the charter authorizer appoints a representative to serve the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors may appoint an additional director to ensure an odd number of Board Members. All directors, except the representatives appointed by the charter authorizer, shall be designated by the existing Board of Directors. The Board shall strive for the following composition:

    • (a) One (1) or two (2)  parent representatives (parent/legal guardians of currently-enrolled students at CalCreative);

    • (b) At least two (2) educators with expertise in K-12 education;

    • (c) Representatives of school partnerships and the local community;

    • (d) At least one (1) Director with expertise in School Business Management;

    • (e)In accordance with Education Code section 47604 (b), LAUSD may appoint a non-voting representative to the Board;

    • (f) At least one (1) Director must be Spanish speaking;

    • (g) At least one (1) Director must be an arts practitioner;

    • (h) There can never be 50% or more of board members with children currently enrolled in CalCreative.

California Creative Learning Academy Board Meetings

Board Meetings are open to the school community and we encourage your participation. Board meeting materials can be viewed in the link below.

Meeting dates & times can be found on our Public Calendar.
Most Current Board Meeting Agenda

Past Meeting Minutes and Agendas

2023-2024 Full Board Meeting Dates – 6pm

    • July 8, 2023 – Board Retreat

    • August 8, 2023 – Executive Committee

    • September 19, 2023 – Board Meeting

    • October 17, 2023 – Executive Committee

    • November 28, 2023 – Board Meeting

    • December 12, 2023 – Executive Committee

    • January 23, 2024 – Board Meeting

    • February 13, 2024 – Executive Committee

    • March 19, 2024 (5:00pm) -Director Evaluation & Compensation

    • March 18, 2024 – Board Meeting

    • April 23, 2024 (5:00pm) – Audit Committee

    • April 23, 2024 – Executive Committee

    • May 28, 2024 – Board Meeting

    • June 25, 2024 – Board Meeting

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