Board of Education
TECA-SF Board of Education
The Thomas Edison Charter Academy Board of Education is composed of parents and community members who play a vital role in the governance of TECA. They ensure that the students in our school receive the best education possible. The board meets together regularly to make decisions regarding school policies, budget allocations, and educational goals.
Please Join Us
We generally hold our board meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are open to all TECA families and community members.
TECA’s collaborative policies, programs, and instructional framework have helped our community bring a vision of educational excellence to life. We are committed to including students, parents, teachers, and our community in our decision-making process.
The board strives to make board meetings accessible to all members of the TECA community. Although we conduct board meetings in English, language interpretation is available upon request. If you would like to attend a board meeting and require language interpretation, please contact (415) 970.3330 ext. 162 as soon as possible, but at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting, and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Under the requirements of the State Board of Education, the TECA board is responsible for ensuring that the school:
- implements the provisions of its charter as approved;
- obeys all requirements of federal, state, and local law that apply to the school;
- operates prudently in all respects; and
- provides a sound education for all of its students.
Meet the Board of Education
Please note the teacher representative is not a legal member of the board and does not vote on board matters. This individual represents the teachers at board meetings ensuring staff have a voice at the table.
In 2020, the Board of Education approved the establishment of TECA's new Emeritus Board. “Emeritus Board” which is a non-voting body of members who act in an advisory capacity to the board and school administration.
An Emeritus member is an honorific title in recognition of a member’s active participation, financial contribution, or continuing strong interest in the organization. Emeritus members are former board members, and carry no authority or governance power to make decisions or vote with the Board of Education at TECA. Emeritus members volunteer on committees or in other capacities that the Board asks. They act as "Members of the Public” in Board Meetings, unless invited to participate in an agenda item to speak in an advisory capacity.
The Governance & Compliance Committee of the Board of Education at TECA nominates former board members to join the Emeritus Board and the Board approves the nomination.
Interested in Being on the Board?
If you are interested in being considered for membership on the TECA Board of Education, please email your résumé, cover letter, and questions to Amanda Richardson.
We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, but we generally hold elections on or around June 30.
It takes a village to keep it all running as it should at TECA. We thank our school and community family for supporting our efforts. Please consider the many ways you can help as you learn more about some of our committees.
Finance & Funding Committee
The Finance & Funding Committee oversees monthly financials, investment strategies, annual audits, and assists with the annual budget processes and annual reporting.
Chair: Nathan Weems
Member(s): Claudia Quinonez
Staff Contact: Rina Melendez
Governance & Compliance Committee
The Governance & Compliance Committee ensures that the school complies with state law and within the auspice of the charter. The committee stays abreast of potential or actual litigation and ensures that the board follows its bylaws.
Chair: Amanda Richardson
Member(s): Annette Cañeda
Staff Contact: Anakarita Allen
Student & Family Committee
The Student & Family Experience Committee assists and oversees school survey oversight, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) submission, school performance, and assists with the annual superintendent review process.
Chair: Keisha McCarthy
Member(s): Laura Medina Quintanar
Staff Contact: Kevin Chavez
The official posting location for public notices is in the main school office at 3531 22nd Street.
We will also post public notices on this website for your convenience.
Upcoming Meeting Agenda
We invite you to review the agenda for our upcoming meeting. We’ll post it 72 hours prior to the meeting with the room number and details.
Governance and Compliance Agenda
Student/Family Committee Agenda
Send us a Note
We'd love to hear from you! Please use the link below to send a comment to the president and vice-president of the board.